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Health & Wellness

TIPS FOR A

HEALTHIER RELATIONSHIP TO FOOD AND EXERCISE

Staying fit is a common goal for many people — yet fitness often seems just out of our reach . These sensible , easy-to-follow hints from Bangkok-based fitness consultant Ror Alexander will bring you a few steps closer to your health and fitness goals .
TIME YOUR WORKOUTS WHENEVER YOU WANT
There are several schools of thought and myths about whether it ’ s better to workout in the morning or the evening . But if you ’ re a night owl and believe it ’ s only worth running before 7:00 a . m ., for instance , you might never get out the door ! Increase the chances of hitting the gym or the running trail by planning your workout routine according to your schedule and your body ’ s rhythm . The only best time to workout , really , is the time most convenient for you .
STRIKE THE RIGHT KIND OF BALANCE
A common pattern many people fall into is one of working out or starving themselves so that they feel they have the “ right ” to overindulge in unhealthy foods later in the day . On the flip side , some people overexert themselves or starve themselves as a way to “ undo ” eating an unhealthy meal , like a burger and fries , from the previous day . People with the healthiest relationships to food , though , view their diet and health from a long-term perspective . They fuel their bodies with a balanced diet to build lean muscle and stay fit for the longrun , instead of getting trapped in a mentality that considers “ balance ” a trade-off between unhealthy food and exercise or starvation .
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