There are few things that are more important in life than one’s health. Health influences everything, including relationships, work, school, and home life. Without good health, we cannot live life to the fullest and enjoy all of the things we were meant to enjoy. Here are some quick tips to become a healthier you.
Exercise daily with the tools you have available. If you do not have access to a gym, then purchase some resistance bands and a jump rope, or start walking regularly in your neighborhood. By exercising daily, you will notice a difference in your stress levels and how you handle difficult situations. You will also notice you have more energy at work and perform better, resulting in a more satisfying career. Additionally, your personal relationships will improve because you will have more energy and Focus. Make this a priority in your life starting now.
Eat small meals every two to three hours to increase your energy and decrease your waistline. Combine a protein and carbohydrate source in every meal to sustain you throughout the day. This will control your blood sugar and prevent you from getting drowsy, as the day goes on. By eating small meals every two to three hours, you will teach your body how to utilize the nutrients you eat more efficiently.
Get adequate sleep. Sleeping seven to eight hours per day will help you recover from your workouts and recharge your mind. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body doesn’t get a chance to properly repair itself. Getting enough sleep requires a routine just like proper exercise does. For best results, set a sleep schedule and stick to it.
Set a fitness goal that you want to reach in the next 30 days and write it down. Make sure the goal is defined and measurable. Put a deadline to it.
Read up on what proteins, carbohydrates, and fats are, and which foods are high in each.
Create a meal-journal and record what you eat for the day, what goals you accomplish, and how you are going to reward yourself for reaching those goals.
Spend a minimum of 30 minutes a night with your spouse and children to develop deeper relationships with them.
End each day on a positive note. Before you go to bed at night, write down five things for which you are thankful.
Gregory is the manager of personal training and membership sales at The Gym. He has owned his own personal training business as well as consulted gyms on building their personal training businesses. Fitness is his passion and vehicle to helping change people's lives.