We must all have heard the age-old saying, ‘Health is Wealth’. However, none of us had this in our minds all these years until COVID-19 hit us. We ended up being confined to our homes. Soon, a few months in, we were not healthy anymore, physically or mentally. There are thousands of health and fitness articles on the internet, but none of us wanted to read them.
Gyms closed and along with it, we lost all the health and fitness tips that we used to get from our trainers. All days of the week turned into cheat days, and within weeks we gained back all the lost weight. This was surely not the kind of health and fitness we wanted.
Thus, we prepared this blog with 10 easy steps that you can follow to maintain your health and fitness. These are easy to stick to, do not take up a lot of time, do not require going outside, and do the trick properly.
So, Dive Into the List to Find Some of the Easiest Things to Follow for Your Health and Fitness:
Stay Active Every Day
With all the physical activity going out of the window, fatigue sets in quite easily these days. You probably do not feel like climbing out of your cosy beds anymore, because it’s work from home, right?
Well, that’s the first place where you can go wrong. Staying active is very important. ‘Very’ with a capital ‘V’! Exercise is the utmost important thing for your mental as well as physical health. So, try to work out inside your home for at least three to four days a week. You can buy an exercise cycle, this keeps up your energy level high and helps keep your muscles, bones, joints, all in proper action.
If a proper workout is not possible, do some ‘without equipment` cardio or yoga, or something that you might enjoy like cycling or swimming. Along with these, keep doing household chores physically, as well. These activities help a lot in staying active throughout the day.
Drink Lots of Water
Cannot stress this point hard enough. While it seems quite an easy task, doing it isn’t quite so easy. On average, an adult needs to drink 2 to 3 litres of water per day. You would be shocked by the percentage of people who cannot stick to this because, well, they just forget.
Water flushes out all the toxins from the inside of your body and so, you can understand why it is needed. Hydration is more important for the body than food. Water drainage happens all the time, as sweat, urine, and while breathing. You need to make this the top priority of your list for the benefit of your health and fitness.
Eat a Balanced Diet
One of the many ways to maintain your health and fitness is this. You have probably read thousands of health and fitness articles on this topic itself. Well, needless to mention the importance of it then.
What you eat gets reflected in every part of life, somehow or the other. If you eat good, your body will digest it easily and thus, make you hungry for more food while keeping you energetic. If you eat a lot of junk, your health will deteriorate, even if it’s for a day.
Do understand that dieting need not always keep you healthy. We often read ‘dieting’ as ‘not eating food’. Well, it’s downright wrong. A balanced diet consists of everything, right from carbs, fats, and proteins to minerals and vitamins. All of these make a balanced diet, which is good for your body. Get a diet plan prepared by a nutritionist if you are not confident about what you eat every day.
Folks, when we said health and fitness, we certainly did not mean only physical health. Heck, our mind is as important as our body and we need to look after it, too.
You do not need to exercise your minds separately since life has already taken care of it (Haha!). But you do need to calm it down so that you do not spin out of control.
Meditation can be practised in several ways to keep your mind as healthy as your body. Management of stress is also important. Prioritize your work, and make a proper schedule to follow if you want to keep a sound mind.
Let’s Party a Little Less
Now that stress and work are on a different level, certain strata of people might find their way to a nice glass of wine to unwind at the end of the day. Not saying it’s wrong, but too much of that isn’t going to be a boon to your health and fitness either.
Drinking alcohol and smoking end up filling your body with toxins. These toxins surely aren’t good for your health. So, this time, party with some healthy fruit juice, maybe? This is a tip you won’t find on any other health and fitness website. Thank us later!
Avoid Junk for Good
It’s called junk for a reason. Similar to what smoking does, junk food also adds toxins to your body. We understand that if you are a foodie, it’s quite hard on you. Pizzas and ice creams are buddies, and life is a bit hard without them. But surely, life isn’t impossible, right?
Try one week at a time. If you succeed, go on for another week. You will see wonders happening if you follow this.
Have a Good Night’s Sleep
Insomniacs, no offence, but you got to sleep. Working hard throughout the night isn’t a good thing. It demotivates you, alters your diurnal cycle, and affects your productivity rate, as well. Your body needs its rest, too. Sleep is when your body cells regenerate and you get energized as a whole. You might think it’s unnecessary, but don’t fight it. Set that coffee cup aside and get a good night’s sleep.
Although you know you are fine, medical checkups are still quite important. They help in knowing that every part of you is working just fine, and helps you maintain your health and fitness.
Screening allows you to identify serious problems which might go unnoticed otherwise. So, schedule that doctor’s checkup even if you are in the prime of your life.
Maintain Personal Hygiene
Just because you aren’t going out in public anymore doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of your hygiene.
Maintaining proper hygiene takes care of the fact that there are no unaccounted pathogens in your body, and that there is no extra danger to your health and glow. So, brush twice, shower daily (guys, take notes), and keep yourself primed. You will see yourself feeling refreshed and energised, too.
Smile More Often
Bet you won’t get this advice on health and fitness blogs so often. It is undeniable that laughter indeed is great medicine. So, keep your big bright smile on your face as you read forward. Laughing and smiling releases the ‘happy hormone’, oxytocin, which makes us feel good and energetic. Also, did you know that smiling only uses 17 face muscles while frowning uses 49? Hah! So, smile, it’s easier!
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