When you’ve decided to make a change in your life to get fit and improve your health, you’re on your way to a more positive lifestyle.
But, staying healthy all the time can be challenging for some of us. If you’ve signed to go to the gym on a regular basis, that’s a great first step. There are additional steps you can take to support your fitness regime and get the most out of your efforts.
In this post we look at 6 ways to get healthy and support your fitness and health for the long term.
During the day we process hundreds, perhaps thousands of thoughts of different types. Sometimes we can fall into overwhelm, processing thoughts that don’t have a direct impact on your life but yet fill your mind. You can write down everything you’re thinking about and look at the list to decide what’s important and what’s not. This is a good way to download things and clear your mind.
It’s a good idea to take time out and practice breathing, meditating. Just 5-10 minutes can make a big difference to your day. Focus on your breathing and relax for this time. Slowing your breath can help reset your body and mind with a lower heart rate.
It’s important to make sure you’re hydrating properly throughout the day. Our bodies are made up of 70% water that needs replacing. Drinking clean water is ideal. Try to reduce your caffeine intake and soft drinks too. These dehydrate your body so water is your best friend.
If you have an office job, you’re probably sitting all day. It’s important to move throughout the day to keep your body active and free up your joints and muscles. Simply sitting you can stretch your legs and glutes. Go for a walk during your lunch break to get your heart rate up clear your mind too.
Eating well is super important in supporting your fitness goals. Having the right nutrients in your body supports muscle growth and your organs. Some foods and beverages like sugar, gluten, alcohol can deplete your body of good nutrients and cause you to put on weight. You can speak with a nutritionist to find out what’s best for your body type and make a shopping list of good foods.
Getting a good night’s sleep is also important to help your body recover. If you’re working out, your body will need recovery time to reset and adjust to your inputs. It’s recommended you get at least eight (8) hours of sleep per night. Avoiding stimulants later in the day such as sugar, caffeine will help. Try and reduce your screen time at least one hour before you plan to go to bed.
If you can align these 6 ways to stay healthy tips to your daily life, you will achieve your fitness goals and a good health rating for the long term. Join us today to get started on your journey today.