Nothing compares to when your body is feeling fit, rested and ready for the day ahead.
There is no better way to do this than to look after your body. Being truly physically well can mean different things for different people and varying body types. However, we’ve collated the top 4 tips that anyone can utilise in order to get their body to perform at its peak. Read on to find out more.
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Offering a plethora of health benefits, exercise is nothing short of magic for the body.
Something as simple as a brisk walk or jumping on some gym equipment for half an hour a day dramatically reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and several forms of cancer, including colon cancer; one of the leading killers.
Improving brain function, exercise also allows people to be independent and active in their later years, adding a sizeable amount of time to your life. Exercise addresses most of the leading chronic health threats that we face. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and get sweaty.
Fuel your body correctly
Of course, we all know that we need to eat well to be healthy.
However, most of the time, eating well is easier said than done. Keeping your weight down can be difficult. Although, if you’re overweight, studies show that losing just a few kilograms can drastically improve your health. If your weight is in the healthy BMI range, work to keep it there by reining in calories and exercising frequently. A healthy diet includes abundant fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. A good diet limits refined sugars and saturated fats.
There are many proven benefits of getting enough sleep at night.
Sleep plays a critical role in immune function, metabolism, memory, learning, and other vital functions. As well as this, it may not be surprising that it is more difficult to take in new information following a night of inadequate or disturbed sleep. What’s more surprising is that it is just as important to get a good night’s sleep after learning something new in order to process and retain the information that has been learned.
Find joy from family and friends
A huge part of good health, it’s important that we enjoy life and maintain a supportive group of friends and family around us. One way to increase your happiness and get the most out of your body is to foster cheerful friends, according to James D. Fowler, PhD, an associate professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. His research, which tracked the spread of happiness among friends and even friends of friends, found that a person is 15% more likely to be happy if a close contact is happy.
Perhaps you and your body need to turn a new leaf, perhaps not.
Whatever the state you’re in, it’s important that you give your body the treatment it needs by ensuring you stay active whilst also fuelling your body with the correct foods containing enough vitamins and nutrients. Also, never underestimate the healing power of sleep, so ensure you’re getting around 7-8 hours every night, give or take for personal preference. Lastly, live your most joyous life by surrounding yourself with a supportive, loving and cheerful inner circle of friends and family.