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Top 5 Health and Fitness TipsMonday April 22, 2019 at 4:34 am
The world is getting busier by the day. As such, everyone is adjusting to the fast lifestyles which are more often than not unhealthy. Obesity is coming up to be a big issue in the world and other diseases associated with unhygienic habits are also spreading. Here are five health and fitness tips to keep you healthy and in shape:
1. Morning Walk is a mus
Various fitness specialists have talked about the importance of walking to stay in shape. The more you walk, the more you maintain the equilibrium between the carbs intake and calories burnt. Morning is suggested as the perfect time for a walk because it refreshes one’s mind as well as their body to walk early when mild breeze surrounds you. Mix up the morning walk with occasional jogging as well.
2. Liquids are your lifesaver
Almost everyone suggests drinking a lot of water to stay fit but it is quite difficult to maintain the ten glasses a day habit. Drink juices, milk, fresh fruit smoothies to stay hydrated. They will also keep you full while providing the necessary vitamins and minerals minus the fat. Make sure that you drink fresh juice instead of the packaged juice which also contains a huge quantity of sugar in them.
3. Maintain your sleep schedule
Getting a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep is necessary because it recharges your body and mind, thus keeping you healthy. Most people have a strict eight-hour work schedule and if you feel tired after coming home then do take a half hour nap. Don’t sleep for long hours during the daytime because that might keep you up at night and disturb your entire sleep cycle. Take sufficient rest if you have gone through some sleepless nights. The impact of sleeplessness is not only visible on one’s skin but also on one’s health.
4. Avoid sitting for a long period of time
It might sound absurd but the more you sit, the more lethargic you become. Sitting for a long period of time affects one’s posture as well as their energy levels. Stay active and don’t sit longer than two hours at a stretch. After two hours, get up for a while, walk around a bit or just take a break to relax and do some exercises instead. This is the best tip for people who work from home or from an office cabin, in front of a screen throughout the day.
5. Eat the right food
This is the most important step in staying fit. Keeping count of the calories and portioning each meal might sound like a time-consuming process but ultimately it is something every person has to do to stay fit. When we talk about the right food, the meaning isn’t always eating tasteless food. The usual saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” fits the scenario because apples have antioxidants that keep you healthy. Similarly, eat portions of lean meat like a chicken. Avoid sugary food and opt for fruits instead when you have a craving for candy or chocolate bars. Instead of eating three big meals, divide it to eat six smaller meals to stay full and healthy.
These are the tips one should follow daily to get in shape or stay in shape, whatever the case may be. Do exercise a little every day but avoid intense-workouts if you are new to it. Your body might ache a little when you just start exercising but that will fade away after a while. In the end, there is no better way to stay fit than the usual exercises- sit-ups, jogging, cycling, swimming, etc. If you can’t find time to exercise daily during the day time, including 15 minutes of exercise into your daily morning walk schedule.