So, you’re looking to get healthy. Understandable. It’s a new year, and it’s possible you put on weight during quarantine (I certainly did). Look no further, because there are three easy ways to get healthy and feel like a brand new you! Okay, it might be a lot easier said than done, but you’ll soon realize it’s a lot easier than you anticipated…
1. Adapt to An Exercise Routine
You might hear a lot of people say that weight loss and/or health begins in the kitchen and that only 20% of it is exercise. Regardless of that, you should still be getting involved in regular activity, because being a couch potato will only hurt you in the long run.
According to Medline, “Exercise strengthens your heart and improves your circulation. The increased blood flow raises the oxygen levels in your body. This helps lower your risk of heart diseases such as high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, and heart attack. Regular exercise can also lower your blood pressure and triglyceride levels.”
So, even if you may not be directly looking to lose weight, exercise still helps benefit you internally.
2. Drink More Water
Don’t even bother to search up diet pills, magic green teas, or skinny wraps. The only thing you truly need is water. It’s the best aid for weight loss and overall health as it flushes out any toxins in the body. Sure, you might be running to the bathroom quite a bit, but you can be sure that it’s a beneficial bathroom trip!
Not only does it help aid weight loss, but it also keeps your skin clear, benefits your kidneys, and promotes proper bowel function. If you need to add some lemon and lime in for taste, go for it! Just avoid sugary add-ins.
3. Avoid Junk Food
This one is definitely much easier said than done, but I promise it’s possible. It’s no secret why it’s so hard to kick a junk food habit; it’s addictive. While the fresh food movement is quickly picking up momentum, it’s easy to just grab what’s fast and convenient, which sometimes means fast food or junk food.
According to Safety Health Magazine, “36.6 percent of adults – about 85 million – consumed fast food, including pizza, on a given day. The percentage was higher for people between the ages of 20 and 39 (44.9 percent) and 40 and 59 (37.7 percent).” It’s important to note that the younger you are, the easier it is to get the weight off.
So, you’re better off developing healthy food habits sooner rather than later!
Here’s to a new you!