We have one body so it is important to take care of it. Learning to take care of your body can have numerous positive effects on your life.
3 Ways to Improve Your Health
We only get one body so it is important to take care of it. Learning to take care of your body can have numerous positive effects on your life.
You will feel better, perform better, be happier, and be more productive. The list goes on and on.
Here are 3 simple ways to show your body some love and improve your health.
Drink more water
Perhaps the most important first step to improve your health is to drink more water. This is probably the simplest way to start, yet most of us still struggle to consume enough water throughout the day.
Listed below are just a few of the benefits you will see from drinking more water…
• Improves physical performance
• Increases energy levels and brain function
• Treats and reduces the frequency of headaches
• Aids in weight loss
• Flushes toxins from the body
• Boosts immune system
• Improves digestive functions
To make sure you don’t miss out on these health benefits, try this simple tip.
Get yourself a cup/bottle that is approximately 20oz. Keep track of each time you fill it throughout the day. You can do this with pen and paper or with an app like MyFItnessPal. Fill your cup 5 to 6 times per day and that’s 100 – 120 oz. of water. Make adjustments to fit your goals.
Eat a healthy diet
The next thing, and the most difficult for some people, is sticking to a healthy diet.
First, you must educate yourself a little bit on what your body needs and what foods are going to give it the proper fuel. Here are a few basic tips to consider…
• Get familiar with food labels
• Cut out the fast food and sugary drinks
• Eat lots of fruits and veggies
• Learn what portions fit your needs
• Eat every 3-4 hours to improve metabolism
• Track what you eat so you can make necessary changes
• Stay away from starchy carbs right before bed
If you try these tips and do a little research, you will be well on your way to improving your health.
This is another pain point for many of us. We know that working out is something we need to do more consistently, but it is so hard to stick to something for more than a few weeks.
The key is to find what works best for you. There are so many different options to choose from…
• At home workouts
• Gym workouts
• HIIT workouts
• And many more
Pick something that gets you excited and makes you look forward to doing it. If you hate going to the gym for example, then don’t go to the gym. There are plenty of other choices. The important thing is that you are staying active to burn calories and keep your body moving.
When the excitement starts to fade, it’s time to switch things up. Go back and try something different for a few weeks.
Trying to improve your health can be confusing and overwhelming with all the different theories out there. Just start with these 3 basic steps of drinking more water, eating a healthy diet, and working out consistently.