If you type “active lifestyle” phrase in a search engine, wonder the number of articles that are given in the results of search engines and each of them will claim absolute truth on the subject of exactly how to have a healthy lifestyle.
In truth, there is not so much basic postulates in this case. So, you living the healthy life if…
Start doing morning exercises. The usual charging, consisting of hands and feet swing, jumps, inclines, lasts only ten to fifteen minutes, energizes, kneads and stretches the stiff and languid muscles after sleep, preparing them for daytime exercise, disperses blood, which allows you to saturate all the organs and tissues of the body oxygen. It is very important that charging brings joy. Spread the curtains to fill the room with light, turn on your favorite music, in general, do everything to make you happy. And it’s great if you do exercises not only in the morning, but also in the evening, just do not do it before going to bed – you will not sleep well.
Dedicate part of the day to training. This is just the mentioned training in the gym, home power or cardio, yoga, gymnastics, etc. Let this be the main part of your activity during the day – from this time you should get the most out of it. The main thing, do not forget that under intense loads you need to give your muscles a rest for a day or two. However, everything depends only on your body.
During the day, avoid simple sedentary ways to do something if you can do it “actively.” Instead of the elevator, go up the stairs. If you go by public transport, go to a stop earlier and walk a part of the way. Take a walk in the evening. If you have a sedentary job, then get up from time to time and go, do some sit-ups or push-ups where no one will see you. If you can bring something, raise it, help bring it to you – do it. Look for any excuse to move. Do not be surprised, but if you go all day, without bothering about the rest, you still leave it in terms of activity in a big plus.
Spend an active spare time. Find an active hobby, go in for sports. Roll on rollers, run, swim. Fight your friends and relatives on active pastime – hiking, playing football, badminton, table tennis. In the winter – skis and skates. Do not sit at home in front of a computer or television, when there are so many opportunities to move.
Jogging. Just make yourself regular jogs and marathons. There is one limitation here: if you have excess weight or if you are a man of age, then you should take care with jogging. Consult your doctor, perhaps you will be more shown than running, but walking or swimming.
A varied and balanced diet is one of the main conditions for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Your body must receive all necessary for normal life of nutrients. Agree, much nicer to eat salad with a slice of whole grain bread than cold food something? In this case, you will get much more pleasure from the meal, and the body, in turn, will have beneficial minerals and vitamins! Thus it is not necessary to impose severe restrictions or something to prevent — after all, our brain is designed so forbidden is more desirable. Remember, everything in moderation. Just watch what you eat — healthy also can be delicious.
Consume More Vitamins
Each of us needs vitamin D, which is found in salmon, eggs and milk. Studies have shown that many people get insufficient amounts of vitamin C, “says Elizabeth Politi, director of nutrition at the Duke Diet & Fitness Center. Citrus fruits are an excellent source of vitamin C. “The fact that vitamin C prevents colds is a myth,” she says. “But getting the right amount of vitamin C from fruits and vegetables charges the immune system.”
Also to strengthen immunity is very important zinc, it has an antiviral and antitoxic effect. You can get it from seafood, from uncooked grain and brewer’s yeast. In addition, drink tomato juice, it contains a large amount of vitamin A.
Of course, it then goes solely on soft drinks. The shortage of water in the body significantly affects your health. According to some doctors, 1% dehydration (i.e. violation of the water balance) you can feel by slight thirst and a reduction of mental activity, 2% dehydration significantly reduce your performance while 4% lead to lethargy, apathy and signs of mental disorders. Accordingly, to avoid such troubles, try to drink enough fluids —daily rate you can calculate by a simple formula: 40 ml per 1 kg of body weight. All non-alcoholic drinks consist of the water at 85-99%, so you can occasionally treat yourself to a glass of sweet drinks. Nevertheless, don’t forget to take into account all the calories that are provided with drinks.
Scientists from the National sleep Foundation (National Sleep Foundation, USA) has recently conducted an extensive study and found that how much should an adult sleep. The results you will be surprised — turns out you need to sleep at least 7 hours.
Get to sleep more than 7 hours — well, we will only envy you. The main thing — remember that without regular and continuous sleep you are unlikely to fully enjoy life: gradually begin to dwindle the body, to shatter the nervous system, and is athletic and toned beauty, at you in the mirror will look tired of life young lady with dark circles under the eyes. But you’re not trying, right?
The last point is perhaps the most important. Why eat right, exercise and monitor health? Correctly — to get fun from life and enjoy every day means live active. That is why you need to indulge yourself sometimes.
And most importantly, do whatever you like! If a friend came in perfect shape, lifting iron in the gym, it does not mean that you need to do the same. Choose an activity that is sure to be making you happy — whether that be yoga, Biking, long walks or hiking. Neither the activities nor the balanced diet should not be a burden — otherwise it loses its meaning. Enjoy everything from food, drinks, training, communication with interesting people, because it is a pledge of your emotional state!
Healthy thinking, in my understanding, is an attitude to the surrounding reality that does not harm health and excludes the emergence of destructive emotions and conditions such as resentment, anger, pity, stress and the like.
Every moment of our life we are in contact with the people around us, and this contact causes different emotions, both positive and negative. It happens that in some situation we are simply overwhelmed by negative “poisonous” emotions, which continue to operate for hours and even days. Any such strong emotion negatively affects our physical and spiritual state, causing us pain and undermining our health.
There are two ways to free oneself from negative emotions: cultivating positive emotions and a positive attitude to the world and striving for a complete rejection of any emotions. The second method has its own truth, but we leave it for those who seek balance and harmony, deliberately refusing the joys of life around us. If you just embarked on the path of an active and healthy life style, then choose the first method.
Willpower is no less important assistant in life, and everyone knows that strong-willed and stubborn people always achieve greater successes than weak and inclined to change their minds. Strong will allow you not to get out of the way of a healthy lifestyle and find the strength to overcome all the obstacles that arise.