It is no secret that there are a variety of components to consider in the journey to overall better health and wellness. Embracing this journey as a lifestyle change is a positive step in working towards rebooting your health. Holding on to this positive attitude will also enhance any fitness regimen and be a motivational tool moving forward.


In order to get fit the smart way, a person needs the proper education, a bit of inspiration and a whole lot of support – a person needs to know how to get in shape, why they are getting in shape and be surrounded by friends who will support them along the way. Combine these three crucial pieces, and getting fit the smart way will come easily and naturally.


One of the first things that needs to be done in the journey to getting fit is to reevaluate your diet. It is best to start small when it comes to changing your diet to ensure success. For example, make one change a week and you will see that over time the accumulated changes really do add up. Examples include eating more vegetables on a daily basis, consuming less calories, drinking one less soda with the hopes of eliminating soda from your diet completely and cook your own meal once a week. Although these changes are small, they will lead to big success in the long run.


As far as fitness goes, find an activity you like and stick with it especially in the early days of your fitness journey. If you like running, swimming, lifting weights or cross training, find the time to do that activity every day and push yourself to run a little further or lift a little heavier. If you are new to fitness, yoga is a great way to start exercising as not only is it fantastic for your body and also soothing for your mind. Yoga allows the body to stretch and move and requires a great deal of concentration and discipline. It is an activity that has so many benefits and one that can help build your strength which in turn is helpful for when participating in more strenuous activities.


During your health and wellness journey, take the time to pamper yourself. A great way to do this is by visiting a spa, going to the sauna or having a massage. These little rewards go a long way and are motivational when it comes to rewarding yourself for a week of exercise well completed or perhaps reaching a weight loss goal.


Getting fit the smart way does not have to be difficult. In fact, it can be really fun when you are amongst likeminded friends or in a supportive, nurturing environment. Here at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center, we have a variety of well-rounded programs and activities to help kickstart your health and wellness journey or to get you back on track.


Two programs that help you get fit the smart way are our Active Cleanse and Yoga & Spa Retreat. Both of these programs combine detox elements as well as teaching how to eat right, how to exercise right and how to pamper your body in the correct way. For anyone new to health and fitness, these programs are really great introductions to overall health and wellness.