There are a variety of ways to improve your overall health and fitness, no matter what age you are. The problem most of us have with making the switch to a healthier lifestyle is life. Yes, life gets in the way! Ready meals and delicious snacks are often the most common reason for failure. But it doesn’t have to be like this! As long as you make the decision to improve your diet and overall fitness AT THE MOMENT and accept that there will be dropouts along the way (that doesn’t mean total failure and that you should stop moving towards your goals), you are in the perfect position to get started TODAY.
This transformation you are beginning today begins in one place; your mind. Your mind is key and if you can stay motivated in the beginning you will find that your new healthy mind will soon have a healthy body to match. Here are some tips for a healthy body and mind.
Good nutrition doesn’t have to be perfect
Just because your new you is determined to achieve a healthy body doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the foods you enjoy. There’s just one catch; MODERATION. Treat yourself to a naughty meal or snack once or twice a month to keep your mind motivated without really hurting your sustainable diet.
Not surprisingly, regular exercise is a very important factor for both body and mind. Now I’m not suggesting that you sign up for the next marathon, simple daily exercises can be cycling to work, walking instead of driving, playing sports, doing physical activity with your kids. The possibilities are endless. All you have to do is make sure you’re pushing your physical limits every day.
Healthy you, healthy bag
Buying convenience or fast food while at work or on the go can not only be bad for your body, it can also be extremely damaging to your wallet! Spending a little more money on healthy alternatives at the supermarket and packing your own lunch can have a huge positive impact on your health and bank balance.
As you now know, a healthy mind is the key to a healthy body. Stress can have a significant impact on your ability to embrace your new lifestyle. Schedule a specific amount of time each day to relax and unwind and make sure you get plenty of sleep, which has a significant impact on mental health. Having some “time out” before bed, perhaps reading or meditating, is a great way to unwind and prepare your mind for sleep.
Camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities with friends and family are great ways to improve your fitness and catch up. Eating with your family away from the TV can do wonders for your mental health and help you reconnect with those who matter most to you.
As you can see, a healthy body and mind is made up of many factors, the key is finding what works best for you. By actively thinking about how you can improve these areas of your life, you will quickly find a method that works best for you.
Thanks to James G. Carrington