Getting healthy doesn’t have to be “stop everything and change your entire diet feeling like you are starving and wanting to eat everything in sight,” nor does it mean completely re-arranging your entire daily routine.
Here are 5 Easy Tips to a healthier being:
1. Drink Enough Water
Making sure to water your body is just as important for you health as eating right and exercising. Our body weight is about 60% water. Water is vital for life.
Sedentary men and women should consume, on average 3.0 L (approximately 13 cups)
and 2.2 L (approximately 9 cups) of water per day. (Manore MM. Exercise and the Institute of Medicine recommendations for nutrition. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2005;4(4):193-198.)
The benefits of staying hydrated include, improvements in endocrine gland function, alleviates fluid retention, and liver functions improve, to name a few.
2. Eat Enough Vegetables
Vegetables have so many nutrients vital to our body function. Instead of concentrating on “taking things away from your diet” add more veggies!
3. Include all Macronutrients
Carbohydrates, Protein and Fats are all considered Macronutrients. Carbohydrates are vital for giving our muscles and body energy (especially when exercising). Protein helps with satiety and rebuilding muscle. Fats are beneficial for hormones, energy, and membrane function and structure.
Macronutrient intake may be different for each person. Always consult with a physician or dietician before making significant changes to your diet.
4. Get Moving!
If you sit more than you’re walking per day…then it’s time to get moving! Light, cardio exercise is recommended 5-7x/week, while a weight training routine is recommended 2-5x/week. Go for a walk, meet your steps on your fitness band/watch, reach out to some friends and walk together.
Park in the last parking spot so you have to walk further to the door when shopping or going to the Office
Use the stairs vs elevator.
Anything to add more movement to your day.
There are plenty of FREE resources for exercise as well. You can check out my 15 min/day BODY CRUSH by nfergyfit.
5. Educate Yourself
Read. Ask questions. Make sure you’re getting your info. from someone who is certified or licensed. Be careful of the “lose weight quick” hype. In general, a healthy and sustainable weight loss is about 1-2lbs per week.
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