We only get one body and so many of us abuse it with drink, drugs and unhealthy and processed foods. Looking after our bodies should be a key part of our daily lives. Sometimes people are in bad habits and want to change but do it too quickly, going cold turkey on the things they indulge in and then failing and giving up. A more effective way is to incorporate small changes to our habits so they naturally become part of our routine. A simple way to do this is to think what would a healthy person do when you’re about to do something, and if they wouldn’t do it, maybe you should never, then you can opt to find a healthier meal or activity of what you’re going to be doing then.
Do some research and training
A simple way to look after yourself is to learn about it. There are many nutritionist courses online that you could look into to find all about food, how it affects your body and what the best thing is for you. You could also do a course on how to look after your body like a first-aid course from MyCPR NOW. There are also many workouts online, and educational videos from fitness instructors and health professionals that can help you understand and learn more about your body and what it needs as fuel to run properly.
Try moving your body more
You don’t have to dive into exercise classes and really long workouts first thing. Simply just getting your body to move more is a great step toward becoming more active and healthy. This could be something simple like you’re getting off the bus one stop earlier so you can walk a bit more. Parking at the end of the car park so you can walk further to the store as well as take your dog on an extra long walk to give them and you, longer get your heart racing and your body moving more. If you do feel ready to tackle something a bit more challenging, you could try some YouTube videos which are a free or simple way to do some workouts in the comfort of your own home. There are so many to choose from yoga, and dance to a simple HIIT workout.
Introduce healthier foods into your diet
This tip is something that has been spoken about a lot and it’s so simple but it works. Healthier food gives our body the nutrients and goodness it needs to run. Processed and sugary foods give us sugar spikes which can be harmful to our bodies. An easy way to start adding healthier foods into your diet is to make sure that at every meal you have some form of fruit or vegetables included. This could be adding some berries into your breakfast if you are having oatmeal, adding some broccoli into your lunch of rice and chicken as well as adding various different vegetables into your main dinner meal. You can try new things and see if you find a new favourite.
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