October 08, 2021 05:05 Created by Admin, Last modified on October 08, 2021 05:05
A healthy and strong body can be achieved by almost everyone. And the way to obtain a healthy and strong body doesn’t have to be a hard and complicated process. It can be easier than you think. You may need to make some changes in your lifestyle, and possibly some sacrifices, but if you’re able to maintain your willpower, you’ll find the end result well worth the effort. Also keep in mind that a healthy and strong body includes a healthy and strong mind.
Here are 5 of the best lifelong behaviors for maintaining a healthy body-
1) Eat a healthy and balanced diet- Food is the fuel that keeps your body strong and functional. It can also be the poison that slowly destroys and incapacitates you. It all depends not only on what you eat but how much and how often you eat it. There is a common misconception that fruits and veggies are the only constituents of a healthy diet. They are without a doubt super important, but they are not the only healthy foods out there. In fact, eating healthy is about establishing a balance between the key food groups which also include proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. While you adopt a balanced, healthy diet, it is also important to stay away from unhealthy processed food.
2) Drink enough water. In general, adults should consume between 11 and 15 cups (2.7-3.7 liters) of liquid every day. This amount, however, includes the liquid (including water) that you receive from all sources, including food. The general guideline to ensure you’re drinking enough liquids is to prevent thirst, which you often don't notice until you are dehydrated. Jumpstart the habit by having a drink with every meal. Any type of liquid can be included in this daily consumption, including milk, tea, coffee, or soup. You may need liquid, but that doesn't mean that every liquid is beneficial. Drink caffeinated beverages and sugary fruit juice in moderation, and skip sugary sodas completely.
3) Mix up your workout- The best workout is the one you haven’t done. Your body adapts quickly and needs constant challenges. If you’re a gym rat, get out and do some running, cycling, or paddling. If you’re a runner, hit the weights or a CrossFit box. If you’ve never tried yoga or Pilates, it’s time to be flexible with your training—literally and figuratively.
4) Meditation- Take ten minutes a day for meditation or mindfulness. Studies show that meditation or mindfulness can relieve stress, reduce anxiety and fear, and can lead to a more positive outlook on life. Find a quiet place and sit or lay down. Close your eyes and try to relax your body. Focus on your breathing, the inhale and exhale. Don’t worry if you get distracted. Take a moment and calmly bring your focus back to your breathing. Playing soft music in the background or guided meditations can also help.
5) Get a good night sleep- If you have trouble sleeping, try relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga. Or eat a small bedtime snack of foods shown to help shift the body and mind into sleep mode: whole grain cereal with milk, oatmeal, cherries, or chamomile tea. Darken your room more and turn your clock away from you. Write down worries or stressful thoughts to get them out of your head and onto the page. This will help you put them into perspective so you can quit worrying about them.