Lifestyle choices are often overlooked when trying to get fit. There are several factors that play a role in how well your body responds such as sleep, hydration, stress levels, and mental health. These lifestyle choices can enhance your results if you pay close attention to them and work at keeping them in an optimal state. An example would be if you are sleep deprived your body will not have a chance to recover efficiently every night. This in turn will cause your cortisol levels to increase which causes your body to go in a catabolic state.