Training

There’s a misconception that fitness declines when people age. So it’s such a dreaded situation for many people who wish to keep fit. Scientific studies show that it’s not the case. However, when you’ve been busy at work, with stuff at home and you haven’t been living a healthy lifestyle, that’s when it all goes downhill. But it’s not too late; you can follow these some tips to keep fit:

How to keep fit

There’s a misconception that fitness declines when people age. So it’s such a dreaded situation for many people who wish to keep fit. Scientific studies show that it’s not the case. However, when you’ve been busy at work, with stuff at home and you haven’t been living a healthy lifestyle, that’s when it all goes downhill. But it’s not too late; you can follow these some tips to keep fit:

Get enough sleep

wcerftA lack of sleep is not just linked to moodiness and lack of alertness, but it also slows down your metabolism. Thus, that big meal you ate during lunch won’t burn as fast as it used to. Make sure you get enough sleep. Seven or more hours of sleep is advisable for most people. Squeeze in a mid-day nap while you’re at it. However, don’t oversleep. Typically, individuals who sleep for 10 or more hours feel sluggish.

 

Eating behavior

You can easy sabotage your metabolism by flooding it with sweets, sodium, and fats. You don’t need to go on a strict diet. Just eat smart without sacrificing flavor. Reduce salt but add more spices to curb the bland taste. Have a sweet tooth? Go for the natural sweetness of berries and fruits. What a great snack? Choose nuts like cashews and almonds, and even Greek yogurt. Meat lovers need not suffer, just substitute lean meats. Eat more vegetables as well. If you’re not a veggie eater by heart, include it in your meat dishes. Also, drink more water. Water helps you trim down and cleans your body from impurities. Forget about sodas, even the diet ones, and sugary fruit juices.

Get enough sleep

A lack of sleep is not just linked to moodiness and lack of alertness, but it also slows down your metabolism. Thus, that big meal you ate during lunch won’t burn as fast as it used to. Make sure you get enough sleep. Seven or more hours of sleep is advisable for most people. Squeeze in a mid-day nap while you’re at it. However, don’t oversleep. Typically, individuals who sleep for 10 or more hours feel sluggish.

Aerobics

wcdfeAerobic exercise, more popularly known as cardio, should always be a part of your fitness routine. It can be running, cycling or even in the form of swimming. If you’re busy, walking for 30 minutes five times a week can be beneficial. The important thing is, you don’t skip cardio. Cardio, which is short for cardiovascular, exercises your heart and promotes blood circulation. Cardio also helps your muscles become stronger and flexible, as well as keep off the unwanted pounds. Wear shoes with good support, but still allows your feet to do a range of motions comfortably.

 

Eating behavior

You can easy sabotage your metabolism by flooding it with sweets, sodium, and fats. You don’t need to go on a strict diet. Just eat smart without sacrificing flavor. Reduce salt but add more spices to curb the bland taste. Have a sweet tooth? Go for the natural sweetness of berries and fruits. What a great snack? Choose nuts like cashews and almonds, and even Greek yogurt. Meat lovers need not suffer, just substitute lean meats. Eat more vegetables as well. If you’re not a veggie eater by heart, include it in your meat dishes. Also, drink more water. Water helps you trim down and cleans your body from impurities. Forget about sodas, even the diet ones, and sugary fruit juices.

Small life changes

weddfrfYou don’t have to change drastically for you to be fit. You can do small things which will help you maintain your commitment to your fitness goals. Simple things like taking the stairs and skipping that candy bar can matter in the long run. Also, fitness is not just about being physically fit. There’s an emotional aspect to it. So keep a positive outlook in life and don’t let stress win out.