Now more than ever, it is important to stay fit and healthy. The home is the ideal place of all people of ages to exercise and to stay fit. You can do simple exercises that does not require equipment but just a little bit of motivation. Here are some simple tips you can apply in your everyday life that will hopefully not be too difficult or demanding. The idea is that these are simple recommendations that will make you feel healthy.
- As we all know, water composes 80 percent of our body and is involved in every single chemical process that our body does. So water is crucial in our bodies because it is the transport system for all the nutrients and proteins and anything else that we are digesting and putting inside our body. Water is the vehicle that carries it around and helps it move around. It is a part of every chemical process that our bodies are doing. So drink as much water if it is possible. They have given us that guideline of 8-ounce glass of water per day. Don’t think of the numbers, it can be overwhelming. Just focus on drinking as much water as possible and when you can substitute water for other drinks. Substitute water for soda. Soda is full of calories and sugar and it contributes 41% of what is called excess calories to our diet.
- How we eat. Become more conscious of your eating, to be more conscious of your hunger and of feeling full. Do not do other things while eating. Sometimes people eat while watching TV or eat while studying. That will condition you to distinguish when your body is really craving for food because you’re hungry. Another important asking when eating is chewing your food properly. Chewing your food slowly help in digestion. This helps break the food down, giving it more time to interact with the hormones in your saliva.
- Integrate fresh foods in your diet. For every process food that you eat, or every meat that you eat, pair it with lightly steamed or raw vegetables and fruits. These foods help you digest all the other foods you eat and will provide you with energy as well. They also provide the needed nutrients and vitamins for our body.
- Avoid too much sugar. Eliminate artificial sugars. These artificial sugars do not initiate the insulin response that is required for your body to properly assimilate and respond to sugars. The insulin response is not only important for transmitting and carrying these glucose molecules to different parts of the body so that they can be used but they also kick into gearing up the hormonal responses that tell us when we are full and when we are not.