With all the fad diets and countless new health problems blared at us everyday it can be difficult to stay focused on a core regiment for good health. Its easy to lose track of the absolute basics of health – the internet, the TV, and even billboards on the street keep you focused on products to fix problems not everyone has. Managing a healthy lifestyle isn’t about fad diets or products, its about sticking to the basics and knowing what works for you and your body.
Water All The Time
Often one of the most neglected habits to staying healthy is drinking enough water for basic bodily functionality and wellness. Its often neglected because of the countless alternatives to water, none of which are near the equivalent or even close. Don’t let the countless sport drinks and flavored water waver your attention, and don’t forget you’re mostly water. Drink more water the more active you are, most adults should intake around 2 liters per day, although nearly none of them do. Water keeps your metabolism smooth, your energy levels up and your thoughts clear, not to mention all the other systems in your body that need water.
Why Cardio is Killer!
The most obvious and immediate points for cardio are an improved heart and lung. Much like every other muscle they require stress and elevated performances to stay healthy. In addition, a daily cardio exercise will improve your metabolism better than anything. (yes even those crazy weight loss products) Getting a regular run or even walk in often is the hardest healthy habit to fall into. Its rare to find people who get their every day cardio, but I don’t think you could find one person who knows they should be developing the habit. Yet even another benefit to cardio is a decrease in soreness periods after especially strenuous physical activities or work outs.
Starting with the habits above is a great way to get a taste for what a few small changes can do for your wellness and overall feeling throughout the day. Of course its important to know your body and do whats right for you, but following the habits we’ve listed is a great start to developing a customized plan.
Snack to Victory
Snacking is another healthy habit that often gets a bad rap from weight loss campaigns or people who just don’t know what they’re talking about. Many people often feel guilty eating a snack between meals, but the opposite should be true according to nearly every study featuring snacks. Despite the false pretenses, snacks can help you shed off the pounds or manage a healthy weight. Most people might think of snacks as unhealthy because of what they usually pick to snack on. Breaking up your meals and choosing healthy grains or servings of fruits and vegetables is 100% proven to boost your metabolism and even keep you focused.