Are you ready to start living a more healthier lifestyle? Do you feel you’re eating healthy and exercising, but still not feeling healthy? Perhaps what we think is healthy really isn’t? Did you know that you can be eating nutritious food, but still be eating unhealthy? Below are a few guidelines to help guide you in your day to day activities that will get you on the right track to a more healthier lifestyle.
1. What—We should be eating a balanced diet with fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Drink only when you are thirsty. The best exercise is 30 minutes a day of walking. You should wake up in the morning feeling rested and ready to go.
2. When—We should never eat or drink fluids within 3 hours before bedtime. Exercise at least 5 days a week. Do not bring work home, leave it at the office. Sleep is the most important, never take time from your sleep hours in order to do work or leisure activities.
3. How—Eat breakfast like a king, eat lunch like a prince and eat dinner like a peasant. Consume enough food to support your daily activities. We need more energy when we are most active physically and/or mentally. Less food at night when we are less active and not burning up the calories. We should never eat quickly or on the go. This is bad for the digestion and makes trouble for the Gallbladder. Pasta’s should not be eaten at dinner time if you are not going to be physically active. They are high in carbs and produce a lot of heat and energy. Unused carbs turn to sugar. Stay away from white flour products, only whole grain. Do not guzzle when drinking fluids. Ice cold fluids are hard on the stomach and slows down digestion. A desk worker needs less water/fluid intake than a hard labor worker. Stay away from energy drinks, they contain artificial sweetners and are excessive in vitamins and caffeine. Walk fast enough to break a sweat, but not excessive to where your clothing is soaked. You should not have shortness of breath, no fatigue or pain, you should feel energized afterward. Don’t think about work when you are at home.
You don’t have to do this on your own, get the whole family involved. Balance in our every day lifestyle is the key to living life to the fullest! Anything good for you can be bad for you if done excessively or not enough. Be moderate in all aspects of your life. Change old habits that are not in balance with your lifestyle and level of activity. In time you will reap the rewards of increased health and stamina. Good Health To You!