I get a lot of questions about how to stay fit and it goes to show how much we desire to stay fit and healthy. A good body shape is a thing we all desire to have. A nice physique enhances your appearance and makes you look attractive.
Odds are you once had a body which you were proud of but as time went by, you just didn’t look the same and you’re wondering what happened to your good body build.
Or you’re simply not satisfied with your physical body shape and want to know how to keep fit and have the look of a model.
Whatever be the case, I’ve got your back.
Read on to get the juice…
How To Stay Fit
Truth is, staying fit is demanding and requires some qualities which include discipline, consistency and habits that will see you through the fitness journey. You should also know that there are no shortcuts to fitness. Staying fit takes time and effort.
Now, let’s begin…
Have a Healthy Diet
Why do we eat, really? Do we live to eat or we eat to live?
I sincerely hope the latter is your answer. But if you find yourself on the other side of the divide, then you know it’s time to make some changes in your diet. You’ve got to cut down on junk food and have a healthy diet.
Your body is a reflection of your diet. So, make the right choices when it comes to your what you eat.
Stay away from fatty foods. Add fruits to your diet as it will ensure you get a wide variety of nutrients that your body needs to function effectively. Also widen your range of foods so that you do not become deficient in certain vitamins and minerals that could up your energy level.
Cooking at home? Ensure that your food preparation methods are healthy. Rather than deep-frying foods, you can bake, steam or grill. If you must fry, use healthy fats in place of butter. Also ensure that your meals are prepared in same manner when you decide to eat out.
Exercises are good for your body, be it a rigorous body building exercise or a less strenuous one like taking a walk. Regular workouts keep our hearts in check and can save you some unwanted visits to the hospital.
Exercising here, doesn’t mean you must engage in very rigorous exercise routines. You could do simple cardio exercises just to help you burn some calories. If that sounds like a lot, you may want to start out by engaging in simple tasks such as standing up at intervals at work or taking walks more often.
Also Read: Simple Exercises You Can Do Anytime Anywhere
Always Stay Hydrated
Water is an essential liquid thatbyour body needs to function optimally. The function of water in the human body can be likened to the role of oil in an engine. Water plays a vital role in keeping your body fit and active. It regulates your body temperature and helps in food digestion.
Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues– Kevin R. Stone
But how much water should you take in a day?
Different opinions abound on this subject matter but the recommended amount of water for an adult is eight 8-ounce glasses a day. That may sound like much to folks who don’t like drinking much water but it isn’t. In fact, you should drink as much water as you can and as often as you remember to drink. Dehydration is not the route you want to take so whatever you do, just stay hydrated.
Routine Medical Checkup
Do you feel a bit different or funny in your body system? Or are you feeling just fine but it’s been a while since you had a medical checkup?
Then it’s time to go see your doctor for routine medical checkups. Some illnesses exhibit certain symptoms at the early stages while some could lurk in the body system for weeks or months without signs. So, you have nothing to lose by having your body checked by a doctor regularly. Remember, early detection of an ailment most times cost less in treatment.
- Whatever you do, make sure you enjoy working out. Make it a fun activity for you.
- Always have a positive mindset about life.
- Make your health a priority and do not deep yourself of sound sleep.
There you have it – essential tips on how to stay fit. So go ahead and put the information in this post to good use.
What other activities do you perform that help you keep fit? Do share your thoughts in the comments section.
Like this post? Share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.