There are several changes that you can make in your diet, nutrition, and level of activity to become a healthier version of yourself. You just have to be a little more diligent and conscious about your health. This blog discusses a few very easy tips that you can incorporate into your life. Let’s begin with it already:
1. Remember To Eat Slowly
Do you know how many benefits there are of eating your meals slowly? First things first, you get to taste your food as you should. The second is that you are much less likely to overeat. Third is that when you eat your food too fast or when you chew it too quickly, you are quite likely to experience GERD or acid reflux. That’s right. Eating your food slowly is the trick to keeping your stomach and gut happy. Also, while you are on the topic of eating, you might as well think about incorporating all the healthy choices in your diet. Consider whole foods instead of processed food items. Go for rolled oats and fresh fruit every morning.
2. What’s Your Fat Intake?
Are you eating too much sugar? If yes, these are just empty calories that you are consuming. Needless to say, you are also consuming extra fat in the form of sugar which goes straight to your waist and thighs. This is not going to look good in the mirror. So it is better to cut down on the delicious canned fruit juices that you have become so fond of. Also, make it a point to incorporate healthy fats into your diet such as whole eggs, avocado, salmon, extra virgin olive oil, almonds, walnuts, and also fish oil supplements which are a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids. These healthy fats do not just keep you active but also young for years to come.
3. Socialize And Take Some Time Off
Why is it that everyone seems to be talking about socializing a lot more and taking the time out for yourself? This is because using social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat is not the equivalent of socializing with actual people in real life. You need to put your phone down and get out of your house every once in a while. It matters when you establish a real connection with people who matter to you. It just keeps you happy and you can increase your productivity at work as well. Needless to say, it is a fantastic excuse to chill out and take some time out only for yourself. It is good for both your mental and physical health.
4. Routine Hormone Testing
It is essential to make routine hormone testing a part of your life. You do not have to do it every month. You can go for a hormone balance check every 6 months. Now what is a testosterone test, you would ask. It is just a way to find out whether there is any imbalance in your testosterone levels or not. The same is with estrogen, progesterone, and other hormones that regulate your bodily functions. For example, in the case of irregularities in your cycle (for women) and more fatigue and tiredness (for men). You should go for a testosterone test if you experience any such symptoms. It is a great way to keep your health in check and your organs functioning smoothly. Also, if you have a history of diabetes in your family, you should go for a regular insulin check just to ascertain that you are not at risk of contracting the same disease as your elders were.
5. Chase Out The Salt
This is one of the most effective tips, especially if you are trying to do away with those stubborn extra inches from your lower stomach. Have you ever wondered why that little area that has jiggly fat all over is so difficult to tone up? This is because of your excess salt intake. When you consume a lot of salt which is primarily sodium chloride, it retains excess water under your skin. It makes you come across as flabby and out of shape. Needless to say, excess salt is also the biggest reason for high blood pressure and hypertension. So cut down on your salt and choose something that is mineral-based rather than sodium.
You’ll be in for some big surprises after only 3 months of trying these health and fitness tips. You will see a huge change not only in your attitude but your body and mood as well.
DISCLOSURE – This is a collaborative post.