A lot of people think that eating healthy and having a healthy lifestyle just means to maintain a diet which prevents obesity. While this is an important aspect of
eating healthy there are many other factors in getting
What is a healthy
Fruits: Eat a variety of fruits every day but stay away from fruit juice and soda, they contain a very high amount of sugar.
Vegetables: A diet which contains lots of vegetables can lower the risk of heart disease, cancer and stroke.
Whole Grains: Read the label on food and make sure you eat whole grain cereal, pasta and bread. Whole grain food is an excellent source of fiber.
Drink low fat milk. Eat low-fat cheese. Dairy products help building strong bones and will lower your risk of
How do you stay motivated to
Believe that you can do it and accept the responsibility for your own health.
Celebrate you success and reward yourself each time you successfully complete a target.
Always keep in mind what you are trying to achieve.
Remember that every small step in the right direction brings you close to your goal.
Exercise, exercise, exercise
We all should be doing at least 30 minutes of exercise, 3 to 4 or more times a week, to maintain good health and keep fit. This can be pretty much anything that is physical, like walking, cycling, running, swimming to weightlifting, etc. This too does not have to be expensive, and you can get a great work out without joining any costly gyms. Most of these exercises are inexpensive, and just doing a cardiovascular exercise, like walking, jogging, or walking on a treadmill a few times a week will do your body (and heart) good.
By surrounding yourself with other people who are in the same shape as you are is great motivation and can make exercising fun. Sign up for a local exercise class like yoga or dancing. If you are thinking of taking up cycling, check online or auction sites like eBay, for cheap second-hand bikes. Consider cycling to work or the shops around your home a few times a week. This will definitely save on gas while keeping you at the same time.
Drink lots and lots of water
With all this exercise we’ve been talking about definitely going to be thirsty and your body will crave water. Water is one of the best ways to improve your overall health and keep your body happy. It’s really important to keep hydrated if you live in a hot climate (like the South) or do a lot of physical work and exercise. Water will also help to curb your appetite throughout the day, which means you will be less likely to fork out on expensive, fattening and sugary snacks. If you buy bottled water, stick to supermarket or off brands. You can also invest in filters that connect right to your tab.
So there you have it. Ways to improve your health without spending a whole lot to do it. Do you have other ideas that can help motivate those around you? What seems to work for your diet and your exercise patterns? Feel free to SHARE with us.