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This article was co-authored by Laila Ajani. Laila Ajani is a Fitness Trainer and founder of Push Personal Fitness, a personal training organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Laila has expertise in competitive athletics (gymnastics, powerlifting, and tennis), personal training, distance running, and Olympic lifting. Laila is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), USA Powerlifting (USAPL), and she is a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). This article has been viewed 2,560,601 times.
Updated: September 6, 2021
To get fit, focus on eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. First, limit the amount of processed foods in your diet, like chips, cookies, and white bread, since they can cause weight gain. Replace those foods with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat dairy. That way, you’ll get all the nutrients you need without empty calories. Make sure to plan healthy meals for the week in advance and get rid of unhealthy foods in your kitchen. Additionally, get in at least 150 minutes of aerobic exercise every week, like running, cycling, or swimming. Aerobic exercise is great for your heart and it burns calories. Include 2 days of strength training in your weekly routine too, since that’s how you build muscle and tone your body. Squats, push-ups, and crunches are all strength-training exercises you can do at home without any equipment. To learn more from our Personal Trainer co-author, like how to change your diet to get fit, keep reading the article!
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