Healthy new you
Health and Beauty Jan 22, 2018
Nothing sparks the desire to better yourself quite like the New Year. You’ve put your dreams and aspirations into the universe and try your utmost to stick to the lifestyle you promised you would lead.
Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Before the first week’s officially over you’ve already had a second piece of chocolate cake and the dumbbells lay discarded on the dresser.
The good intentions are there but a lack of willpower keeps bringing you down. So how do you stay motivated and see your goals through until the end? Perhaps you’ll change your attitude after reading how important it is to lead a healthy life!
A healthy life starts with healthy eating – and no this doesn’t include chocolate cake! While it might mean different things to different people, it comes down to achieving optimal mental and physical well-being by making exercise and healthy foods a part of your daily routine.
Did you know that a balanced diet will help you to maintain your energy levels throughout the day? No wonder January is dragging by! Replace your diet with nutritious whole grains, lean meats, vegetables, fruits and healthy fats. These are great foods for weight management too. Avoid food with high saturated fat, sugar and processed foods and see the kilos just melt away!
You’ve guessed it, exercise! Not only does exercise help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, it can also improve your quality of life, which in turn leads to a longer, happier life. If you’re looking for some easy exercises to follow, have a look at our other blogs here:
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• Weight Loss | Workout and Burn Calories Fast
• Yoga for beginners
So, with regular exercise and healthy food choices under the belt, what’s next? Well, making these a priority in your busy lifestyle will help promote low levels of stress, especially in women. Finding ways to release anxiety and handle daily pressures can keep stress levels low. Exercise can even increase your brain’s ability to memorise and learn.
So, next time you find yourself being tempted by chicken nuggets or fizzy drinks, remember that sticking to a healthy routine can help you effectively balance all aspects of your life and might increase your life span. Is it really risking your health over?