7 Ways to Take Care of Your Body

Jul 11, 2014
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Maintaining your health is never easy, irrespective of whether or not you have the time to work out or follow a special diet. Making time for taking care of your body is essential for those leading an active lifestyle. But despite being fully aware of the benefits of doing so, this is one aspect that we conveniently push out of our busy schedules to make time for other things. In order to live a long, happy and healthy life, you need to make sure that you do the right things for your physical and mental wellbeing. Fitness needs to rise up your priority list because it is crucial to your overall happiness and self-confidence. I bet coming across people that seem to be in perfect shape and frame of mind makes you wonder how they manage to do it! The good news is that you don’t need to spend hours in the gym trying to get in the best of health. What matters is the quality of effort you put in and not the quantity. And when you’re pressed for time, it makes sense to do things that deliver maximum results in minimum duration.

  1. Get Moving

Ok, so you don’t have the time to go to the gym or work out at home, but surely you’re going to go to work daily. Here are a few suggestions to help you incorporate some physical activity in this area –

  • Instead of taking the car/public transport to work every day, walk/push up the distance 2 to 3 times a week. You can leave a little early from home to ensure that you don’t get late.
  • If your workplace is at a considerable distance and you have to take the car every day, you can park a little further from your office building, or park in a different space altogether. This way you’ll get that much-needed fresh air and the exercise your body needs to feel good.

This practice will not only improve your concentration and focus before you get to work, but also keep you fit.

  1. Stop Dieting                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dieting may have its short-term benefits, but in the long-term, it’ll only end up depriving your body of essential nutrients. Fad diets, especially, are very bad for your health. You need to find a way of eating that is both healthy and sustainable. This includes cutting out junk food, stale food, excessive sugar, salt, and alcohol from your diet. Although indulging in your favorite comfort food once in a while is perfectly okay, make sure you do not binge on it as that will result in all your hard work and restraint going down the drain.

 

  1. Sleep Well                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Getting adequate rest and sleep is necessary for your body and mind to function optimally. Ensure that you get 7 to 8 hours of shut eye every night. Try to set a timetable to attune your body to a healthy sleeping pattern. Go to bed and wake up at a particular time, and soon your body should get accustomed to those timings. Some benefits of a good night’s sleep are –
  • A peaceful and rested mind and body
  • A strengthened immune system
  • Optimized metabolism levels, which aids weight loss
  • Regulated hormones
  • Better task performance
  • A feeling of contentment

 

  1. Club Activities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Although not many people may be comfortable doing more than one thing at a time, when it comes to squeezing fitness into a busy day, doing this is a necessary evil. Some examples of including fitness activities into your busy lifestyle include :
  • Taking the stairs or walking/pushing to your favorite area to have lunch
  • Dictating business communication and proposals while you practice calf raises or desk exercises in your office
  • Walking/pushing up and down in your office area while talking on your cellphone

I’m sure you get the picture!

  1. Eat Wisely                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What you eat, in what quantity, and at what time can go a long way in helping you achieve your fitness goals. Many people skip meals to lose weight but doing so will eventually affect your health negatively as it can play havoc with your blood sugar levels. It is better to have 3 regular well-balanced meals a day, along with some healthy snacks in between when you feel hungry. Avoid snacks high in sodium, sugar, and fat. It would help you if you cooked your food in a slow cooker instead of frying it. Cultivate smart eating habits. If you have an event to attend in the evening where you’re expecting a lot of rich food and beverages to be served, compensate for it by eating lighter meals throughout the day. If you really want to limit your calorie intake, I suggest you eat a green salad before you go to the event. That way you’ll already be half-full, which means no gorging on fatty foods.

 

  1. Workout Gear

Always have your pair of running shoes or exercise clothes handy. Keep them in your car or in your office so that whenever you get time, you can change and go for a sprint, push or a jog. Having your workout apparel with you will make it convenient for you to exercise. Cancelled appointment or postponed a meeting? Well, guess what? Suddenly there is time for you to go for a walk/push.

 

  1. Active Life                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Living an active lifestyle can have direct and indirect benefits on your wellbeing. Even if you don’t have the time or the resources to go the gym or for a run, you can undertake other physical activities such as going dancing with your partner, going swimming with your friends, or gardening with your children.

They say where there is a will there is a way! If you’re serious about being fit and healthy, you will find ways to do something about it. If not, you may need an urgent wake-up call. Meanwhile, the above points should provide you with some guidance and motivation going along that route.     Now who is ready to exercise?

 

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Author: Ruby Shay



  • http://www.dailythin.com Saroj Dhongadi

    All well defined. Take Action to see the results.

  • bobl07

    Thank you for your comments. We all need all the tips and advice we can get.