It’s often the same in so many aspects of life. The simple things done well make the biggest difference. Here are 7 top tips you may have forgotten about which will all improve your health and fitness.
1. Chew your food properly
How easy it is to wolf a plate of food in 10 seconds. Chewing food properly not only helps your digestive system but also allows the stomach to let the brain know you’ve had enough. Plus you have a better relationship with food by enjoying it more.
2. Don’t skimp on footwear
From a pair of running trainers to weekend pumps, don’t buy cheap shoes (wife if you are reading this please ignore). Our foot health is very important for mechanics further up the body and decent footwear really is worth every penny.
3. Eat the proper version
In as many aspects as possible, eat the proper full fat, unadulterated version. It may be higher in calories or you may think it’s bad for your health but it’s probably better. Diet drinks are a classic example. Eat full fat yoghurts, butter, everything in it’s least processed version.
4. Drink enough
It’s amazing, still how many people don’t drink enough. Salt intake, hot weather, caffeine and exercise will all affect water levels, so drink up until your wee is pale or clear.
5. Goals and rewards
Set goals for yourself, be it weight loss, fitness or health goals. You are more likely to achieve them this way. A handy way of succeeding is also to build in rewards.
6. Have fun
Frisbee in the park or a grueling gym session. I know which one I’d rather choose!
7. Go long and easy
Long steady exercise sessions have profound effects on fitness. Think long walks down the beach with an ice cream half way or weekend bike rides in the forest. This way of getting fit is often overlooked, but is probably the way we are designed to work..
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