There is something about knowing that summer is coming, that wants us to get a little bit healthier and fitter. I’m sure it has something to do with the fact that we will be wearing shorts and bikinis quite soon! Whatever the motivation is, there are plenty of things that you can do to get fitter and be healthier. Where do you start, though? Here is my advice on what you should do.
Get in a Regular Exercise Routine
I think getting into a regular exercise routine is a must for a healthy lifestyle. A life change isn’t going to happen if you aren’t regularly making those changes. It might be hard to get into a routine at first. You might have to push yourself and maybe have someone else encourage you to exercise. After a while, it becomes second nature and you will miss those workouts. When you are at the point that nothing will get in the way of your workout, then you know you are onto a winner.
Getting a workout buddy might be a good idea. If you arrange to meet someone at the gym, you are more accountable and more likely to go. This won’t be needed all the time, but just to start off. If you choose to workout at home, make sure you don’t have any distractions around you. If you don’t know where to start with your exercise, it could be worth getting a trainer. It might be needed for a long time but just as you learn the ropes. If that is not an option for you, then checking out a site like http://www.half-marathontraining.org/ is a must. It will give you advice on equipment, clothing and workout schedules; you don’t have to be training for a marathon!
Eat Regular Meals
One of the worst things you can do is to skip meals. This is no way to help you to be healthy. You should eat regular meals and of course, drink plenty of water in between. I’m sure you have heard it before, but breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Make sure that you have a substantial breakfast and don’t skip it. You want to make sure that you are eating the right types of foods, though. Your diet should be full of fruit and vegetables and include grains, pulses and some fat. Yes, you read that right; you do need some fat in your diet. There is a brilliant article at http://www.health.com/ about the right types of fat that should be in your diet.
Take a Probiotic
Having something like a probiotic will help you on your journey to wellness. They help digestion and allow your body to absorb the nutrients easily in the food that you have. So they are pretty great for keeping you full of energised and healthy.
What are your tips for starting an exercise routine or improving your health? I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on this.