HOW TO LEAD A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

There really are no miracle foods or workouts that will permanently improve your health as much as making Healthy Lifestyle Changes (despite what the adverts tell you!).

Leading a Fit and Healthy Lifestyle really doesn’t have to be that complicated.  Yes, you do have to make some initial changes, but after a while all these changes should become second nature to you and will most definitely be worth it!

So, how do you start to lead a Healthy Lifestyle?

Drink more Water

Drinking enough water to keep your body fully hydrated is the no.1 change you can make that will improve your overall health.  A body that’s fully hydrated will function at its best.  That means you’ll have more energy,  your brain will be more alert and your body will be far more efficient at burning fat and building muscle.

Eat more Fruit and Vegetables

Increasing your intake of Fruit and Vegetables will feed your body vital vitamins and minerals it needs to be able to perform at its best.  The majority of fruit and veg is low in calories too, which means you can fill your plate with it!

Exercise

Keeping active on a daily basis is vital to improve your overall health, fitness and well-being.  Exercise is not only good for the body, it’s also great for the mind.  It can massively improve your mood as it releases Endorphins (Happy Hormones).  You don’t have to do hours at the gym day in and day out – even just a 20-minute walk will suffice, as long as you get your body moving!

Sleep Better

Getting enough sleep (although not always easy) is vital to get your body functioning at its best.  When you sleep your body recovers, repairs and re-charges.  Don’t skip this lifestyle change as something that you can’t control – if you struggle with sleep, try your best to establish a bedtime routine, address the factors that are causing any sleep problems and make it just as much a priority as your diet and exercise.

Stress Less

Again, this may be another difficult step to change as it’s not always in your control. But there are changes you can make to help you deal with this that can improve your stress levels.  Learn to relax more – deep breathing, meditation, yoga or even just thinking calming thoughts can help!

Yes, I’m afraid YOU DO have to put some initial effort in, but the longer you stay consistent with your efforts, the less of a chore it will seem.  Gradually those bad habits become good habits and you’ll finally be leading a Fit and Healthy Lifestyle that will bring you permanent results.