The secrets to reaching or staying healthy at the right weight are good eating habits and regular exercise. However, most people often think that good eating habits and regular exercise require a lot of planning and effort which is not the case. In fact, one only needs to make slight changes, and they slowly become part of our daily routine.
How to Stay Healthy
Everyone should set aside, at least, one hour of physical exercise daily. However, this does not mean doing the strenuous and complicated exercises or going to the gym daily, all you need to do is find a balance between different exercises like strength building, flexibility and aerobic exercise. You should incorporate exercising a daily habit and schedule some time every day.
Similar to the way you can have a healthy snack when you feel hungry, exercising helps to keep the energy levels high. Here are simple ways you can include exercise in your daily routine:
· Wake up earlier to do 15 minutes stretching or yoga.
· Walk or jog for about 30 minutes every morning.
· Bike or walk to school or work instead of driving.
· Wash the car, mow the lawn or vacuum the room as an exercise activity
· Limit the time you spend watching TV and do some activity that quickens your breathing and makes your heart to beat faster.
Healthy Eating Habits
Good eating habits do not mean dieting all the time. In fact, research has shown that dieting is not as effective as we are made to believe and it has reverse effects with most dieter gaining their more weight after finishing or stopping the diet. The reason diets do not work is because they encourage people to view food as either good or bad when the truth is; all foods are good, but moderation is required. Diets also make people not to eat certain foods which makes one feel deprived and depletes the body certain important nutrients.
You should eat all type of foods, in fact, an occasional treat is not wrong, but it should not be daily. One of the best ways you can stay healthy at the right weight is to eat healthy foods daily. This may mean changing your mindset about food, instead of eating food to compensate yourself for doing well in a certain test or to help you deal with stress; emotional eating, see food as a way of fueling the body and should be eaten when one is hungry. Also, includes more fruits, vegetables and water in your diet.