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Read This To Improve Your Life As a Man

Having all the responsibilities in life is hard, work, family, friends, relationships. It can all have a toll on our health, physically and mentally. I am going to give you some tips to cope and better yourself through the stresses of life.

Style.

A lot of different things make a man feel and act like themselves but one of the biggest factors is about style. I am not talking about the typical trendy stuff that is going around nowadays but the fashion that when you wear it, your chest comes out and your shoulders go back. It may seem superficial, but it’s true that when a man has confidence it is because he is happy with the fashion choice he has.

Mindset.

If you want to grow and move forward in life then you need to have the right mindset. The main thing we need to do is take responsibility for our own lives and our own decisions. Many quotes have arisen following that sentence such as “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own”. We need to listen to that and grab life by the balls if we want to get through it and succeed.

We come across obstacles in life which can set us back a couple steps but we bounce back from these setbacks. After time though we start to see that what we thought were big bad setbacks actually depend on how we keep our composure through those hard times.

Success.

Success brings confidence and confidence brings success. If you are confident in yourself you can be successful, success comes to those who work for it not those who are given to it. So when we succeed we feel confident, so we work harder to become more successful.

Be careful how you cope with success, it can break or make people. Never become full. Always be hungry. This way you will never be ‘content’ and ‘comfortable’ where you are.

Confidence.

To succeed, like I said above, you need to be confident. Because you need the confidence to overcome your fears and believe in yourself.

When I say confidence I don’t mean blind arrogance, that falls into another category. When you believe in yourself you are more likely to take action and seize the moment and preserve long after those who are doubting themselves. Having the ability to say yes and no shows and promotes confidence, saying no where appropriate to taking unnecessary or inappropriate work, and saying yes to new opportunities and tasks in life.

Take this and use it. Grab life and squeeze every drop of enjoyment and success out of it that you can, because you deserve it if you work for it.

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Different Ways To Track Your Fitness & Weight Loss

Standing on the scales every week or month can be daunting. The big problem with just stepping on the scales is that it doesn’t actually tell you how fit you are, just how much weight you’ve lost (Or gained).

  • Calorie Tracking 

Counting calories can be good or bad depending on your perspective. If you are losing weight and want to cap your calories using apps such as MyFitnessPal can help massively. You can set an amount of calories you want to have in a day, lets say 1800, input every bit of food and drink you have and when you reach your limit stop intaking calories, remember to spread your meals across the day so you aren’t Hungry at the end of the day!

  • Before and After 

Take pictures of yourself months apart. Doing this will help you see the physical progression throughout the time you desire, weeks, months or years. Of course this is private! This doesn’t have to be just physical, you can note down all your metrics like bicep size, leg size etc this can help you keep track of how much physical weight you are losing as-well.

  • Check Your Blood Pressure

It’s not the easiest or the most attractive way of checking your progress, but it is accurate. Even if the weight doesn’t budge, your blood pressure can decrease, which is a decrease in risk of cardiovascular disease and heart problems. Since your blood pressure is affected by nutrition, exercise and stress levels, it can give you a very good picture of your overall health.

  • Track Your Sleep

You can’t expect to workout and eat great but not recover from the workouts…sleep is essential in getting the results you desire. Studies have shown that lack of sleep can lead to a number of health issues such as, respiratory issues and can also affect your body weight. Track how many hours you sleep and how well you slept, if you don’t sleep very well you can change things in your day to day life that will help with that.

  • Count Active Minutes

Or just track your steps. Doing this will give you an insight to how active you are being throughout the day. The best thing about tracking these things (you can track through various different wrist watches/fitbits) is that you can up the numbers weekly or daily. Be more active next week than you were this week, see what I mean?

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