Being Physically Fit

Many people would have made a New Year resolution to keep themselves physically fit and might have joined the gym or planned out an exercise regimen and already started to lose the interest in it. If you have started your fitness regimen for fun because others are doing it or your buddy asked you to do or merely for the sake of having a resolution every year, there are high chances that you might lose the interest in it soon.  

Understanding the advantages of being physically fit and the magic it could do your body and mind could help you to focus and keep up with your exercise regimen resolution.

Physical exercises might be strenuous that we might tend to leave it when we get tired, but it is vital for improving your health and wellness. Some people might be afraid of wounds and injuries they might get during the activity, but a research study shows that the injuries are minimal when compared to the health benefits. Also, it is recommended to do a health check for every three months or 6 months.

Advantages of Being Fit

The following are the advantages of doing exercises and keeping yourself fit.

Health of your Heart

People who have a daily physical exercise are at minimum risk of having a heart attack or strokes, compared to people who do not do exercise. Spending at least 2 hours of exercise improves the health of your heart.

Mentally Fit

Physically fit is not only good for the body but also for the mental health. Research shows that exercises could reduce depression and stress. It enhances sleep and the mental health which can otherwise deteriorate due to aging.

Blood Pressure Levels

Exercises also help to keep the individual in having balanced blood pressure levels. Physically fit people could have control over the blood pressure levels and the cholesterol levels in the body than the unfit person.

Low Risk of Cancer

 

A recent research study by a health community has shown that doing exercises could reduce the potential causes of cancer. These include all kinds of cancer such as breast cancer, lung cancer, endometrial cancer, colon cancer, etc, in both men and women.

Strong Bones

With aging, everyone tends to lose strength in the bones, but a study shows that this could be avoided by doing physical exercises on a daily basis. Physical activities like walking, dancing, could help to improve the strength of the bones. Also, weight-training exercises would pull up the muscles concealed around the bones helping the bones to bear more pressure and thereby increasing the strength of the bones.

Increases Metabolism

Metabolism plays a significant role to determine a person’s health. If someone has metabolic issues, it means the person is prone to critical health issues such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, excess belly fat, etc. Physical activities could help to increase metabolism and prevent related health problems like type 2 diabetes.

Longer Life

Well, above all, being physically fit increases the longevity of your life. Old people, who are fit, tend to have minimum chances of falling ill compared to people who are not physically fit.

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Magic of Balanced Diet

Food is not consumed just for the delicious taste; it plays a major part in keeping us healthy. Are you planning on a diet to keep yourself fit or to lose weight? There is no need to go for vigorous dieting to achieve all these.

Importance of a Balanced Food

The following information could help you to stay fit not with a strict diet but with a balanced diet.

Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is the most important thing to do to keep you fit and healthy. To do that, start your morning with some lemon juice. Lemon juice helps to remove toxins from your body. Lemon has vitamins that help to fight infection, boost metabolism and also keeps the skin clear.

Colours of Food

Well, we are not talking about consuming food preservative colors but the natural fresh food colors. Eat fresh food that comes in different natural colors. Eat fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, poultry, seafood, beans and different types of nuts.

Staying Active

Do a physical activity at least for 2 hours daily. Be active throughout the day. You don’t have to do a heavy workout on the first day. Don’t be hard on yourself. Start by brisk walks, then jogging, and increase it daily with more exercise. The ultimate goal is to stay fit and active.

 

Edit your Diet

Instead of dieting vigorously, edit what you are eating. Be aware of what you are eating. Before digging into your favorite food, imagine what kind of pros and cons it is going to do to your health. Have a smart plan to face the challenge to face the consequences and to balance the diet. Do not plan the diet as a monthly or a weekly plan. Make it as a lifestyle. Have control over what you are eating and doing.

Don’t Be Hard On Yourself

Do not try too hard to get that amazing fitness in one day. Do not work-out too much thinking you could lose weight overnight. And the most important thing, please know when to quit. Don’t feel guilty for relaxing here and there or even for days; your body needs rest too. And while resting, eat a balanced diet that would prevent you from gaining the calories that you lost. Indulging is not a bad thing, have your favorite food often, but balance the rest of your meals accordingly. Do not compare yourselves to others; motivate yourself to attain greater achievements.

Love Yourself

This might sound easy, but this is the most difficult task. Most of the time, we start diet plans not to be fit, but because we did not like the way we look or want to look different. Only lesser number of people choose a diet only to stay fit. Love yourself for what you are, no matter how you look. Accept yourself for what you are with all flaws and scars. If you do not love yourself, attaining the goals could be difficult. Your thought patterns and attitude matters a lot as it influences both physical and mental health. Motivate yourself daily and see the magic unfold in front of your eyes.

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