Easy Ways to Get Healthy & Stay Healthy
In spite of our best intentions, regular exercise and healthy foods can tend to come and go in our lives. Too many unexpected events, too much holiday commotion, or just too much work can keep us from maintaining the healthy schedule we need.
How To Make Diet & Exercise Work for You
Lifehack has put together some tips and we have added a few that should work.
Stay Out of the Pastry & Frozen Food Supermarket Aisles
When you are rushing through the shopping running through the frozen pizza aisle and grabbing bags of chips can be all too easy. Instead work your way around the outer perimeter of the store as you scoop up fresh fruits and veggies, and add lean meats, chicken and fish along with low fat yogurts, milk and cheese. Then add some healthy nuts and seeds.
Find the best times to exercise and show up.
If it feels comfortable a morning run, or an after work long walk will happen. Take a serious look at your whole schedule and highlight the times when exercise really would work out for you and then pick ones that you really want to do. The easier you make it the more likely it will happen. Then start charting your successes and reward yourself at the end of the when for each time you completed your workout.
Eat More Smaller Meals & Skip Huge Dinners
Picking healthy snacks, eating a healthy breakfast, holding lunch to high protein choices, and keeping afternoon snacks in the fruit, nuts and tea range can go a long way to trim calories out of your day. Then avoid that huge dinner where caution slips away and second helpings tend to become automatic. Instead have a moderate dinner such as grilled salmon with leafy greens and a fresh fruit dessert.
Rethink Your Eating on the Run
Start building up a healthy supply of the snacks that you should be eating. As you shop snap up extra bags of nuts, veggie chips, and healthy nut butters. Make sure your fridge is full of low fat, low sugar yogurts, along with good fruit choices like mangos, berries, apples, cherries and berries. Along with the fruits add good sandwich choices like lean turkey, tomatoes, avocadoes and low fat cheeses. Also bring in low sugar teas, waters and juices too. Everywhere you and your family go make sure the snacks that go with start out healthy. That helps to cut down the fast food drive through runs and last minute pizza orders.
As you get a better grip on your exercise routine and your meal planning, keep right on going looking for healthy new recipes, adding more veggies and fruits to the day, expanding your exercise times. The better it gets the better your results will be, and the more likely you will hang in there and keep your new routines going.