Surprisingly doable advice from personal trainers, athletes, certified strength coaches, and people who have successfully gotten in shape and met their fitness goals.
You don't have to go far on the internet before you start running into a billion different tips telling you what exercises to do, how often to do them, and all the reasons why you're not seeing results — which can make figuring out how to get in shape seriously confusing.
That's why we've rounded up some of BuzzFeed Health's best tips from both trusted experts (like professional athletes, certified strength coaches, personal trainers, registered dietitians) and everyday people who have successfully made healthy lifestyle changes that led to achieving their fitness goals (whether that's running a mile, lifting more weight, or reaching a certain body composition).
We've shared lots of great advice over the years, so we decided to gather a bunch of our best fitness roundups here in one place, so you can either read them now or bookmark them for later.
All right, get into it!
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For some tips you need to hear if you really, REALLY hate working out.
Like this sage advice:
Your non-scale victories should be celebrated...
"I've found that the things that excite me the most are the little things — like an old pair of jeans fitting, or willingly choosing the healthy option instead of the more convenient one. Progress is progress, whether it's losing those 30 pounds or feeling like your workout didn't totally kick your ass that day!"
Set your own standard for what being ~fit~ actually means.
"Fitness comes in a lot of shapes and sizes. Don't judge yourself by the standards pop culture has set out there for you."
—John Robert Lindsey, Facebook
Check out 27 Tips That Will Make Working Out So Much Better for more.
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For totally doable advice on how to start lifting weights.
Like starting with some exercises that work out major muscle groups, and then figuring out how to do those moves with dumbbells or machines; trying to lift three times per week as part of a full-body workout routine; and remembering that the basic recipe for a good beginner full-body workout is doing one or two exercises per muscle group.
Check out 15 Tips On How To Actually Start Lifting Weights and also 11 Dumbbell Moves You Should Know To Start Lifting Weights for more.