Being conscious about your health, fitness and weight is a commendable thing today. In the midst of our busy and hectic lives revolving around work, studies and social gatherings, it is indeed not easy to spend time to keep track of where our health is going.
Disciplined and healthy habits start from the little things we do everyday, like keeping tab on the type and quantity of food we eat, as well as the activities we do to keep ourselves active daily. The small efforts do add up – and together they help you to keep a healthier body and shed off excess weight.
Here are four key tips for to you keep a healthy body.
Tip 1: Eat right, and at only what you need.
In today’s cities, there is an abundance of unhealthy food. Fast food chains and outlets make it easy for you to get loaded with too much salt, sugar and fat in your diet. If you are serious about your health, stay away from ANY fast food outlets. If you need to dine out, get proper and nutritious meals at food centers where you can get a good proportion of veggies, meat and good carbohydrates in each meal.
Tip 2: Drink enough clear plain water
To maintain a healthy body, you will need at least 2-3 litres of plain water a day. You might be surprised, but most people get by with less than a litre a day! This is suicide! No wonder they are unhealthy and overweight. Plain drinking water helps your body to flush away any toxins in your body in the form of urine and your bowels.
If you struggle to down a cup of water after each meal, consider carrying a 500ml bottle with you all the time. Drink a mouth or two each hour, and you will find finishing 4 bottles a day isn’t that though afterall.
Tip 3: Workout at least 3 times a week
As what people say “Whatever you don’t use, you tend to lose”. To keep your muscles active, you got to be using them everyday. To keep your heart beating strongly, you have to use it everyday and give it some work to do. Working out 3 times a week will not only keep your muscles and body system in check, but also help you to shed off any excess weight. Be sure to workout for at least 30 minutes in each session.
Tip 4: Sleep early and sleep enough
You need to sleep at least 7 hours a day, and studies have shown that we are biologically programmed to “recover” most effectively from 11pm to 1am at night. Sleep early, kick the habit of burning the midnight oil and wake up earlier to get things done.
If you are disciplined enough to carry out this 4 tips effectively, you can be sure to be on your way to better health and fitness!
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