Put good health into new year plans

The New Year is a time when people make resolutions to get physically fit, only to break them. If you are one of these people, forget about the past, you can do things differently this year.

“If you want to increase your strength, endurance, flexibility and general stamina it is important to become physically fit,” said Barbara Palmer, a fitness/nutrition expert.

There are countless benefits to getting in shape., she said. “You will burn calories, keep your weight down and maintain lean muscles.”

The new year is a time for change. If you want to increase physical and mental relaxation and feelings of well being then it’s time to get fit,” Palmer said. Being conscious about your health and getting physically fit isn’t as hard as it seems.

It can be difficult for college students to afford a gym membership or even find time to workout. “It doesn’t cost a thing to take a walk, jog or pop in that old workout video. the day and make you feel better about yourself,” said April Lambert, a Gold’s Gym personal trainer.

“Eat healthy because when you exercise, your body needs to replace the energy and nutrients that you are burning,” Lambert said

Lambert recommends exercising at least three times a week as well as eating healthy.

Changing your eating habits is important while getting physically fit. “Eat to live not live to eat,” Lambert said. “It is important to eat six small meals a day. Don’t skip meals because you are depriving your body of nutrients.”

Making a life change is something that takes time, patience and endurance. “Don’t try to fit in too much exercise,” said Lambert. Start out slow and set a goal for yourself.”