Making lifestyle changes to improve your health is not an easy process that happens from one day to another. In fact, the thought of going to the gym, spending a lot of time working out and making committed lifestyle changes seems intimidating! But before you talk yourself out of making some changes, let’ talk about setting small, easy and realistic goals that are more easily attainable. In this article, The HiiT Club provides 3 small and easy fitness tips for better health!
Drink More Water!
Water is something our body needs to survive, yet most of us don’t drink nearly as much as our body needs. The human body is made up of approximately 75 to 80 percent water, it is the primary material that makes up our bodies. How much water should you be drinking? Take your body weight and divide that number by half and that is how many ounces of water you should be consuming daily. If you workout regularly or are exposed to extreme heat conditions, please make sure to drink more than the recommended amount. Drinking enough water will keep you hydrated, help your body rid itself of accumulated toxins, enhance digestion, aid in elimination, improve your skin, improve circulation and support healthy muscles an joints. So ditch the soda, juice and other sugary drinks that only harms your digestion and contributes to obesity and diabetes (that includes diet sodas, which provide no nutritional value).
An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
This is not just an old wives tale, it’s actually very accurate. Apples are amazing because they are extremely high in beneficial antioxidants which protect the cells of your body from premature destruction. This is due to the pectin which are found in apples which adds bulk to digestion and helps enhance intestinal elimination. Apples is a great treat if you have a sweet tooth because they contain natural sugars that are much better for you than processed sugars and also contain much needed vitamins and minerals. There is great variety of apples you can choose from too so don’t be afraid to try all the different kinds (green, gala, fuji, honey crisp, granny smith, etc.) in order to find out which ones you favor.
Walk, walk, walk (Every Day)
There is no excuse why you can’t get moving. You don’t need a gym membership, the latest workout video, or expensive equipment to be active and improve your health. Just go outside, get some sun, some fresh air and walk! It is a fact that walking is one of the healthiest exercises; it improves circulation, burns calories, is good for the heart, strengthens the legs, reduces stress and improves your mood, enhances immune function and even improves digestion! You can start with short distance goals (half a mile to a mile) and gradually increase your distance. Give it a try, a mile only takes about 15 minutes to walk, you can surely spare 15 minutes out of your day. Throw on some comfortable walking shoes and get to walking!
Remember that fitness is a lifestyle that will take time, patience and dedication but the benefits are incredible. Small and easy changes will go a long way, before you know it you will be more physically fit, have more energy, endurance, strength and overall good health. The cool thing about fitness is that there are so many different things you can do to improve your health and constantly challenge yourself. If you are ready to start making some lifestyle changes in your life and are interested in learning what else you can do to be more fit, contact The HiiT Club today!