HEALTHY TIPS FROM YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER
The road to living a healthy lifestyle is not an easy one, but we must do everything we can to keep it simple. Let's keep in mind that this is a way of life so we must be health conscious and aware in our efforts to attain and more importantly to maintain being fit and healthy. Remember it is always a work in progress. Here are some tips to help guide you on your journey to being in control of your health.
Be committed! Be accountable! Be consistent!
You must: 1) Be dedicated to your health goal (s) 2) Be responsible for your actions and or lack of 3) Have the staying power to "see it through."
Check in with your doctor first.
Get exams regularly so that you are aware when something is off.
Get your rest.
Lack of sleep could have a negative effect on us physically and mentally which in turn may cause adverse effects in mood, concentration, memory, metabolism and motor skills.
because it is crucial for the brain and flushes toxins through the skin and urine.
Start your day off right with a healthy breakfast every day
because it gives you the fuel and energy you need for maximum physical and mental performance. It is an important fact that eating a balanced breakfast will help you maintain stable blood sugar levels which makes you less likely to overeat throughout the day.
Practice moderation when it comes to food and fun.
Remember to make healthy choices a part of your daily life. Avoid extremes and over indulgence.
Drop your bad habits.
Alcohol, sweets, junk food, and fast food. Keeping these things in moderation while staying healthy, conscious and aware most of the time is realistic. Also be aware of habits like smoking and drugs which have no place in a healthy persons life.
Manage and reduce stress.
Don't overwork, take breaks (vacations) and manage your stress by being around people who love and support you because stress can create other issues from digestive to heart trouble.
Laugh, enjoy and express yourself.
Unexpressed feelings can lead to depression, eating disorders, sleep issues and sometimes eating disorders not to mention even physical pain. Keeping your emotions bottled up inside can cause mental and emotional stress as well could take a physical toll on you.
Fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates like yams, potatoes and rice. Proteins such as fish, poultry, beans and lentils. Avoid processed, fatty, salty, greasy foods. Snack on fruits, vegetables and nuts. Stop eating before you are completely full to give your body a chance to digest your food.
Go for a walk, ride, jog, or run a few times a week. Exercise improves circulation as well as strengthens your heart and lungs. Regular exercise keeps you fit, healthy and can help combat depression.
Remember it's the little things that you do each day that makes you fit and healthy...
Enjoy your new, purposeful, fit, healthy lifestyle. God bless.