There’s no escape in today’s living from being exposed to unhealthy eating habits and not getting enough exercises to burn excess fat. Everywhere you look and go, you are exposed to fast food advertisements on the television, bill boards and food courts of shopping malls, promoting their products in a manner you cannot resist. It is even made it easier to succumb by providing door to door deliveries, so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home but i want to promote how vital a healthy eating and weight loss program is for you.
IMPORTANCE OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
My goal is to inspire you to start living healthy. By changing to and maintaining a healthy lifestyle eliminates all needs to go on diet programs to achieve your desired weight goals. Also, to promote the importance of regular exercises because healthy eating and regular exercise goes hand in hand.
As you grow older, these bad eating habits and lack of exercises leads to more health complications. Nowadays every second person is either suffering from diabetes, hypertension or osteoporosis and many more health issues. Although age is a major contributor to these ailments, the main cause is living an unhealthy lifestyle.
The most worrying factor of all these problems, is the fact that it already starts at preschool level. These children already have access to tuck shops at schools selling sweets, potato chips and artificially sweetened drinks rather than healthy snacks and fresh fruits. With all the technology available to these young children, some do tend to spend more time on cellphones, tablets and computers. This can lead to a lack of physical activities which also contributes to children not living a healthy lifestyle. A these factors leads to children being diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension and being obese at a very young age.
CREATING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
So many people think to create a healthy lifestyle you need to make major changes to achieve results and is usually misguided. Most people start by setting goals that is way too difficult to achieve. The best way is to make small but important changes and try to be realistic about your goals. My advice is to make a list of your goals and how you will achieve them and also why it is important, whether you have specific health issues or just want to change the quality of your life.
The most important thing to do is to consult your doctor before starting with any weight loss or training program to prevent you from putting your health at risk. Set yourself an exercise program but try not to make it too difficult. Start slowly and warm up and to prevent muscle injury. Drink lots of water to prevent dehydration while exercising. Try with a thirty minutes brisk walk or twenty minutes of aerobics or anything that you are comfortable with. This you can do at least three times a week and can increase or adjust the type of exercise as you become more fit. Regular exercise can also help to solve other health issues such as cardiac problems or even sleep disorders or even help to cope better with work stress by diverting your thoughts
Try to establish a healthy sleeping pattern. Refrain from drinking coffee or certain soda drinks that has a high caffeine content before bed time. Do not eat big meals before bed time and keep your sleeping times regular. Try to do sleeping exercises to wind yourself down and to relax. Also, try to refrain from taking medicine to help you sleep.
When starting to make changes to your eating habits, do not make drastic changes. For breakfast try to eat a meal rich in fiber, fresh fruit and yogurt. Do not forget to drink lots of water. Plan your meals that you will eat during the day. Pack your lunch box with a healthy food to prevent you from eating unhealthy takeaways. Include in your lunch box enough healthy snacks such as nuts, berries and fresh fruit to prevent cravings.
Cut back on sugar and salt intake. Reduce your alcohol and caffeine intake and don’t skip meals. Cut back on red meat. If eating meat, trim all visible fat and remove the chicken skin and also include fresh fish in your meal plans. Don’t forget to include lots of fresh vegetables in your healthy eating plan. Eat your main meal for lunch and just a light but filling meal for supper. Don’t forget to drink lots of water.
BEST WAY TO GET FAST RESULTS
1. A good exercise program is vital.
2. Try to keep to your set program and adjust your routine as you progress. 3. Change your eating habits and keep to your goals.
4. If you want to lose weight, do not see it as a diet plan but a lifestyle change and don’t forget the reason for doing it.
5. Whether it is for weight loss or to improve your health, you will still reap the benefits of it.
6. Maintain regular sleeping habits and make sure you sleep enough.
7. Involve your whole family and make them part of your activities because they will also benefit.
MAINTAINING YOUR IDEAL WEIGHT
- Know what triggers you to crave for unhealthy food or drinks.
- Have enough health snacks and drinks available to eat when having these cravings.
- Keep to your exercise program and keep record of your achievements.
- Don’t deviate from your set program or eating plan.
- Talk to your spouse, partner and children and get their support.
- Sleep and drink enough water and do not rely on medication to achieve and maintain your goal
KEEP TO YOUR SET GOALS
Only you have the power to make a successful change to your lifestyle and improve your quality of living.
Always keep in mind the reason why you started on this path of creating a healthy lifestyle.
You will have to be disciplined to be able to keep and maintain these set goals.
Always keep in mind the benefits you get out of just living healthy.
If you are suffering from diabetes or high cholesterol. You might be able to keep it under control without the help of medicine.
Your self-image and confidence will improve because you will look and feel good.
Your exercise program can form part of your hobbies like hiking or running marathons and also make new friends.
Became part of a support group to give guidance and advice to other people suffering of the same conditions you had.
Also, knowing that living healthy lowers your stress levels and making it easier to cope with unavoidable issues.