11 Tips to a healthy lifestyle
Once the English actor and a former model had this to say; that, “Looking good and feeling good go hand in hand, if you have a healthy lifestyle, your diet and nutrition are fixed, and you are working out, you are going to feel good.”
Everyone wants to look good; women especially want to look attractive. It is assumed that a slender, leaner body and a thinner waistline present that favorable figure everyone is admiring in town.It’s about looking good and feeling good; all this come with good health. Nutritionists hold to the view that over eighty percent of weight control and cutting weight is achieved through proper dieting. The rest is done through exercise.
1. Drink a lot of water
Water is essential to the functioning of the body. In fact, 60% of the body is made of water. It is responsible for removing waste, carrying nutrients and oxygen around the body. Thus, a lot of water is lost and therefore, there is a need for constant replenishment. Drinking lots of clean water will ensure proper functioning of the body organs and hence less complication.
Water is also known for cutting weight. Taking a lot of water before meals make the stomach full, thus reducing the intake of portions. Here the body utilizes maximally what is stored in the body as fats, making you live a better healthy lifestyle.
2. Getting enough sleep
According to research those who don’t sleep/rest well will compensate by taking more food. They have a craving for junk most of which is sugary and rich in starch. Ensure always that you have enough sleep. That will make your body healthy and will even make you active and live a healthy lifestyle.
3. Enjoy A Healthy Style life
Pick things/ events that you feel good doing. Is it going swimming, playing guitar or playing baseball? Make sure you do it regularly; it will help you in staying positive and taking good care of you. Remember the more positive you are in life, the more adaptable; when you do what you enjoy, life is fun for you and worth living.
4. Eat fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are rich in essential vitamins and fibers. Vitamins are responsible for ensuring improved immune system. Fibers are responsible for digestion and therefore taking enough ensures that there is no bloating.
5. Eating small portions
Eating small portions regularly will ensure that your metabolism is efficient hence less storage of food. Skipping meals will condition the body into storing fats for usage in times of starvation. That will lead to more weight. Eating small portions, on the other hand, ensures that the body takes in what is required and no excess. Overeating leads to storage of the food in the form of fats. Therefore check to ensure that you take enough portions and regularly- this will condition the body on what to expect at any given time and thus no much storage.
6. Check on the kind of food you eat
A lot of what you take in the name of ‘energy giving food’ is out of a crash. It is likely that when you are exercising and reducing on your food portions that you will crave for some of these foods. For example, that chocolate or soda which give a quick boost to energy. Some of the sweeteners in these foods are hardly broken down hence increasing the weight.
7. Take time eating
Don’t rush while eating. The brain needs ample time to understand when the stomach is full. If food is consumed in a hurry, there is a likelihood that you will take more. Hence a lot will have to be stored, and this counter plays your effort to keep a healthy lifestyle. Your body needs a particular portion of food at any given time. That can only be achieved by taking time while eating.
8. Avoid Starch and sugary foods at all costs
The body needs a certain amount of energy giving foods- sugar and starch. Almost every food that is consumed has some content of these and therefore taking sugary/starchy foods will lead to a high production of insulin which is associated with lifestyle diseases like diabetes and High blood pressure. Sugar and starchy foods are associated with less satisfaction, and therefore one craves for more. Therefore avoid these as much as possible.
Exercising is very important for it cuts down weight by burning excess fat and building body muscles. Excess fat in your body is dangerous especially when it accumulates along the blood vessels wall making them thinner. This result to difficulties in pumping the blood hence increased blood pressure. With time, if not controlled, it might lead to stroke and ultimately death. It might be possible to control the accumulation of fats, but regular exercise will ensure that only the required remains in the body.
10. Take stock of your past
Understand the reasons that led to your eating behavior that resulted in your increased weight. For instance, it could be due to some hormonal changes that led to a craving for the junk food or may be out of depression; you may end up overeating. When you have realized the behavior behind, then you are better placed to manage in future.
Reading boosts your imagination and creativity; where you cannot go physically, books take you there. You walk the imaginable path of the author, and that makes you see endless possibilities. This way, your stress levels go down, and you appreciate more of life. The challenge with many people is the inability to handle the realities of life due to limited understanding/exposure on how to handle. Books expose you and grow your creativity hence you will have an easy time to handle even life-threatening issues. Grab that inspirational book.
Mark Twain, the former American writer, and a humorist sum it up for us. That, “The only way to keep your healthy lifestyle is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.” Shed the pounds, watch the calories and above all, choose your diet.