Although it may seem like it, people who are fit and healthy aren’t necessarily born that way. They have to work at it the same way everyone else does and quit the bad habits.
Here are just some of the habits to quit if you want to be fit and healthy.
Unless you are a gym bunny or have a particularly physical job, many of us lead pretty sedentary lifestyles. We spend our daytimes sat in a car or a train on the commute to work and sat at a desk, our evenings sat on a couch, and our night times lying down in bed.
All this sitting around is not good for our health; it causes issues with our circulation and our weight. Breaking this habit involves going for a walk, a run, heading out to the gym, swimming, and doing anything and everything you can to get moving. It can be tough, to begin with, but the more you exercise, the more comfortable, and more enjoyable it will become.
Putting Toxic Substances into Our Bodies
Many of the worst habits that people pick up including smoking, drinking, and taking drugs, either prescription or illegal. Putting these products into our bodies on a regular basis is definitely not the way to keep fit and healthy, and can lead to some severe problems in the future. Quitting these habits can be one of the hardest things to do, as, by their very nature, they are addictive. If you are finding it hard to quit drinking or drugs, speak to a professional who can help you. They may, for example, suggest a sober living facility to give you a head start.
Making Poor Diet Decisions
While we all love a takeout or slice of cake, we know that in large amounts, it is not healthy. Junk food is okay if eaten in moderation and as part of a healthy, balanced diet. We all know the most significant effect of eating too much junk food – we put on weight. But did you know that is not the only side effect? We can be slim on the outside but terribly unhealthy on the inside. Too much saturated fat can lead to blocked arteries, high blood pressure and increased risks of heart attacks, heart disease and strokes.
For a balanced diet, try to eat a minimum of five portions of fruit and vegetables every day, oily fish to help boost our mental energy and plenty of protein to keep us feeling full and give us energy. Limit the amount of fat, sugar and salt in your diet, and do not forget to check the labels of processed foods. For example, a jar of basic tomato pasta sauce can contain as many as eight teaspoons of sugar. Try making your own foods from scratch as often as possible and steer clear of processed food.
By putting some of these changes into practice, you will soon begin to feel happier, healthier and fitter in no time!