November 17, 2018

8 ways to Maintain Good Health and Fitness

The importance of being healthy and staying fit can never be overemphasized. It solves a lot of problems that includes keeping us away from illness, making us vibrant and productive as well as giving us an attractive physical outlook.

Food is no doubt a necessity for humans but on the other hand, an excess of calorie intake could lead to health problems, in the same vein, certain lifestyles could have adverse effect on our health. We have decided to make a list of ways through which we can stay healthy and fit all the time.

1. Be Active

It is actually detrimental to our health when we lead a sedentary lifestyle. Lying down, watching television, playing video games, working on your computer or generally sitting at a place for long hours at a stretch could be injurious to our health. We all need to be physically active and the good news is that there are a lot of ways through which we could keep fit by exercising our joints and muscles without having to spend a lot of money or sacrifice our precious time. We can go to the gym, go for morning drills around our neighborhood or other exercises we can do in the comfort of our home.

2. Eat Right

It is important to not only eat the right food but to also eat at the right time. Skipping meals at random is not good could lead to the consumption of junks in-between. You can also keep track of your food consumption through a journal in order to monitor your calorie intake and be able to maintain a balance.

3. Always Remain Hydrated

Drinking enough water has many benefits and aside quenching thirst, drinking enough water also help to keep our skin radiant and smooth, and equally helps our organ to function efficiently.

4. Avoid Junk Foods at all Cost

Industrially processed foods are never the ideal type of food our body needs, so veggies and naturally grown food are the best for our body system.

5. Always Maintain a Happy Ambience

Happiness or being happy can be a choice, so we can laugh a lot and be in high spirits, and the good news about it is that they cost absolutely nothing. You can also take intermittent breathing exercises like inhaling and exhaling at random.

6. Meditation

Studies have shown that meditation is good for our mental and physical well being. We can always look for a quite spot where we can stay alone and meditate.

7. Always ensure you have Adequate Sleep

In today’s fast moving world, it is becoming increasingly difficult for a lot of people to have adequate sleep. And having to live in the city exacerbates the problem when we have to contend with traffic jams, joggle through multiple jobs to make ends meet as well as the distraction caused by gadgets like phones, televisions, computers etc.

8. Yoga

Yoga has been studied and found to be a very good way to reduce stress, promote relaxation and also as an antidote to some medical conditions like premenstrual syndrome in women. Yoga is considered as a low impact activity that offers the same benefit as any other rigorous exercise. It can increase stamina and improve health significantly.

A consistent yoga practice can effectively mitigate the adverse effects of sedentary lifestyle on us Staying fit and healthy is a choice and with discipline and perseverance everyone can achieve it. We should make conscious efforts to maintain fitness and good health by following some of the steps as listed above.

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