As we step into 2019, increasing numbers of us are turning our minds towards resolutions that can change our lives for the better. One of the most common resolutions that people make is to lead a healthier lifestyle. This is simple enough to say - we know that we should prioritise our health and well-being, so improving upon it can only be positive. But what do you actually need to do in order to achieve this and actually stick to it? Here are a few pieces of advice that you can improve your chances of success!
One of the first steps that you should take towards leading a healthier lifestyle is to incorporate healthy eating into your day to day routine. Sure, it can be difficult to avoid fast food and takeaways - their food is easily accessible, available around the clock, cheap, and convenient. What’s more? It generally tastes pretty good. But just remember the harm that they can do to your body! Their products tend to be packed with saturated fats, salt, sugar, and all sorts of genetically modified ingredients. Instead, take a look through this healthy eating leaflet, familiarise yourself with what types of foods you should be eating and what portions you should be serving up for yourself. Dedicate some time once a week to heading to the store to stock up on ingredients. Make sure you leave sufficient time each morning to make a healthy breakfast and packed lunch. Then enjoy cooking healthy meals in the evening!
The next step is exercise. Now, it can be difficult to motivate yourself to stick to a new exercise routine. But it is recommended that the average adult engages with one hundred and fifty minutes of moderate exercise or seventy five minutes of vigorous exercise a week for good reason! Exercise can help to keep excess weight off at the same time as helping you to build muscle, strength, and stamina. The key to sticking to an exercise routine is to find the right type of exercise to suit your tastes. If you want to run or jog, you can do this from the comfort of your own local park or from the gym if you want to avoid the elements. If you like more social arrangements, consider team sports. If you want something water based, consider swimming or aqua aerobics classes.
If you find yourself struggling to stick to your new routine, you might want to call in professional help. A nutritionist can help you to create a healthy meal plan and monitor whether you are sticking to it or not. A personal trainer can help to encourage you to attend fitness sessions, as well as helping you to maintain proper form and carry out the right exercises to reach your goals!
Hopefully, this advice will help you to achieve your goals! Incorporate the different steps into your regime as soon as possible!