If you’re working hard to improve your health and it hasn’t worked for you in the past perhaps it’s time for something new.
Breaking a large goal into smaller, more achievable goals can bring amazing results – you just need some time, patience and a dash of discipline.
Try these daily good habits
Drink plenty of water
Water is fat-free, cheap and gives your body needed hydration. Eight classes a day is a good target. Does it sound tough? Start by thinking smaller.
Begin your day by drinking a glass of water on your empty stomach. If you want to have some more variety, add a splash of your beverage to a glass of water first. Or, try a squeeze of your favorite citrus. Just try to drink more water than yesterday. This way you’ll stay hydrated and reap the benefits water brings to your body.
Lower your sugar intake
Resolve to reduce your intake of sugar. Again, this does not need to happen overnight. A slower change will allow your taste buds to adjust as well as your pantry! Begin by making yourself more aware of your sugar intake. For many people this isn’t the sugar they add to coffee or tea (although that doesn’t help) but it’s hidden in their daily food choices.
When you become aware of what you’re consuming, start to opt for healthier alternatives such as yoghurt, whole foods and nuts
Resist your food cravings and stop snacking
Often certain activities make us feel hungry – for example watching movies with friends after dinner, you can develop a craving for snacks and sweet or alcoholic drinks. This is something you need to keep in check.
Be mindful of what and when you’re eating. Pay attention to what you’re eating and think of the day’s foods as a whole.
If you are still finding it difficult to stop yourself from nibbling, then make your hands busy, drink a glass of water or have a cup of tea (hold the sugar!)
Add more prebiotics and probiotics to your diet
Prebiotics are non-digestible and natural food components that help in promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in your gut. Some of the best sources of prebiotics are garlic, bananas, soybeans, whole-wheat bread and onions.
Probiotics, on the other hand, help in repopulating intestinal bacteria so that it can balance gut flora. Some of the best sources of probiotics are kefir, yogurt and miso.
If you want to improve your overall health, incorporating probiotics and prebiotics into your everyday diet will be a good step in the right direction.
Go for the rainbow
Resolve to include a variety of vitamins in your diet. In order to ensure this, include as many colors as you can while cooking a dish. Of course, this is mainly vegetables and sometimes fruits.
If you’d like to improve your fitness, here are some tips that you may help.
We all want results fast but starting rigorous exercises without really knowing what can do can actually harm your health. When starting an exercise routine after a long period of inactivity, going too quickly can result in acute or overuse injuries by putting a lot of stress on your body.
That’s counter-productive so a better idea is to start slowly and gradually increase intensity, duration etc. This allows your body to adjust to your new routine and workouts and you will be able to get into shape not only faster but with control and respect for your body.
Make it routine
Decide on a time to exercise. That may be daily or, on certain days of the week. It can help to write this down and put it somewhere where you can see it daily. Then, choose what type exercise you are going to participate in. Start with something you enjoy or which works for you. Don’t follow others, as not everyone has the same body type or preferences.
Select from group or individual activities such as weightlifting, swimming, running, walking, basketball, cycling and tennis. Then decide how much time you can devote to exercising. If you haven’t exercised for a long period of time, start with as little as 15 minutes per session. Gradually, you can increase this time to at least 30 minutes a day.
Find a workout partner
It’s really helpful to find a workout partner. It can be overwhelming for you to follow an exercise routine alone. Having a workout partner will not only help you in creating an exercise routine but also let you stay focused long after the New Year is over. A friend can help you stay motivated and reach your fitness goals.
So, in order to reach your diet and fitness goals, break it down, do one thing at a time, give yourself a target and see how far you can go.
Keep patience and have faith in yourself. And when you arrive at your goal – reward yourself and set a new one!
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