Health and fitness are two words that cause some people to shudder. For most people, health and fitness bring up images of pricey health clubs where everyone drinks disgusting protein shakes and lifts heavy weights until they have no necks. The fact is you don’t have to be a muscle-bound exercise addict to be healthy and fit. Health and fitness can be attained by simply eating better and exercising more.
Eating better doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite foods. To eat better, you simply have to make better food choices. Instead of eating a candy bar, try eating a bowl of fruit and nuts. Most fruit is just as sweet as candy, but this way you’ll soothe your sweet tooth, come away just as full, and you won’t feel guilty afterwards. Another example could be, instead of butter, use fat free margarine, or, instead of salad dressing, try fat-free salad dressing. Small changes in your eating habits aren’t difficult, and it won’t take long for you to see the results. Your waist will shrink, you’ll feel better, and look great.
Drink More Water
Health and fitness also requires you to drink more water. Experts say you should drink six to eight glasses of water each day. When you drink more water, you flush your body of sodium. This helps you to retain less water over time, and that means, by drinking more water, you’ll look better. This should be as good a reason as any for someone looking to lose weight to drink more water.
Health and fitness also requires you to exercise. You don’t need to commit to long, tedious exercise routines to become more fit and healthy. You can simply get more exercise in than you normally would. For example, walk around the block, park further away from your destination so you have to walk a little more to get there, or simply do some sit ups or push ups every morning first thing you wake up. Doing that last bit will wake you up better than coffee would, and you’ll look and feel better over time than if you just ate first thing upon waking.
Health and fitness are two words that should be a part of everyone’s lifestyle. It doesn’t take drastic changes. Making health and fitness part of your daily life requires small, subtle changes. It won’t happen overnight and the results may be slow coming. With enough patience and perseverance, though, you’ll look better, feel better, and you’ll have the confidence in knowing that you can do anything you put your mind to.