Health & Fitness

12 Fitness Tips To Live By, According To An Expert

New York Smash Magazine  

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Photo Credit: photopiano |

Reaching your health and fitness goals is achievable when you know a formula that really works. Take it from fitness pro, Jenn Zerling, founder of According to Zerling, here are 12 tips that will help you be at your best, physically and emotionally.

1. Say “I love myself” everyday.

When you love yourself, you treat yourself right.

2. Hug someone everyday.

According to recent studies, human embrace has tons of health benefits, including lower blood pressure, pain relief, better immune function as well as stress and anxiety reduction.

3. Age well by fueling your body with the right foods.

Eat organic foods. Eliminate all substance abuse. Eat things that grow from the ground, fall from a tree, run, fly or swim!

Hugs are healthy.

Hugs are healthy.

4. Try a low-GI diet.

Low glycemic index nutrition is what keeps your insulin levels at bay, thereby allowing you to mobilize unwanted fat out of your cells.

5. Surround yourself with fit people.


They will inspire you to stick to your healthy goals.

6. Choose water as your main beverage of choice.

Sugary libations will hinder your weight loss.

Skip sugary drinks. Eat your fruit whole.

Skip sugary drinks. Eat your fruit whole.


7. Skip juice; eat your fruit whole.


Juices contain lots of sugar.

8. Adequate sleep is key.

Make sure you get 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night.


9. Eat five meals a day.


It will rev up your metabolism which helps your body burn more fat.

Eat fresh, organic foods.

Eat fresh, organic foods.


10. Add more fiber to your diet.


Eat at least 25-30 grams of fiber per day.


11. Feeling grateful makes you feel better.


Have gratitude for everything you have in your life, down to the little things, too.


12. Get moving.


A minimum of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity is recommended each week.*

*You should consult with your doctor before starting an exercise program, especially a program of vigorous (as opposed to moderate) aerobic activity.