Is fitness and healthy life your number one resolution for 2017? If not, well it should be. Though, it does not necessarily entail spending money on gym or professional yoga classes or dieticians. So, here are some simple tips!
Fitness Hack #1: A healthy breakfast
Studies have revealed that those who skipped breakfast and ate fewer times a day interestingly were heavier than people who have a healthy breakfast and ate 4 or 5 times a day. A high-protein breakfast could be the key to slimming as it keeps you feeling full, and thus improves appetite control. Some protein-rich breakfast recipes include boiled eggs, high-protein smoothie, Greek yoghurt and even fortified cereal with milk. You can also eat fiber-rich foods like oatmeal and sandwiches on whole-grain bread.
Fitness Hack #2: Keep your body hydrated
Water is essential for carrying out every metabolic process in your body. So, always remember to keep yourself hydrated. It also aids in removing toxins from the blood and renders it pure from impurities. At the most, you should drink one glass of water after a gap of two hours. Being hydrated is crucial for the brain as well as for helping to flush toxins out through the skin (perspiration) and urine. Symptoms like headache and fatigue may also signal the need for more water in the body.
Fitness Hack #3: Downsize your dishes
Consider downsizing your dishes by using smaller plates, bowls and even serving spoons. Do not eat chips and other packaged snacks straight from the bag. When at a restaurant, you could request a half order or smaller portion of your chosen entree, maybe? No, it’s not that difficult if you truly consider it.
Fitness Hack #4: Get off the couch
You can gain oodles of weight due to lack of physical activity. So, rather than taking your car every time you hit the grocery store near-by, consider walking. Early morning jogging for 30 minutes a day or a casual stroll after dinner can be very beneficial for your health. By the way, did you know that even gardening can be great exercise as it helps you burn more than 300 calories per hour? Once you have figured out the simple exercise which suits you, commit to it, religiously. You can also try some simple yet effective ways to increase your physical activity, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator and parking your car a mile or so away from your destination so you can walk that distance.
Fitness hack #5: Eat healthy
Include as many green vegetables and whole grains in your diet. Include lean sources of protein such as poultry, fish, tofu and beans. Instead of binge eating until your buttons literally pop, go slow and eat only till your belly is 80% full. Not only would be help in avoiding over-eating, it would also help your stomach to juice in more digestive juices. And if you eat unnecessarily while getting bored, always remember this saying “a moment on the lips, forever on the hips!”