71% of people want to eat healthier, while 65% want to exercise more, but many people struggle to accomplish these goals. So, how can you make sure you stay in good shape?
Get started by reading our tips on how to stay fit and healthy.
The 30 Minutes Exercise Challenge
Many Americans claim they would like to exercise more, but they don’t have enough time. And yet, around 84% watch over 3 hours of television per day. It’s safe to say everyone can find 30 minutes per day to be physically active and exercise.
It’s possible to achieve this when you integrate your 30 minutes into your daily routine.
Can you spend your lunch break at a yoga class? Can you ride a bike to work?
Even taking the stairs rather than the elevator counts towards physical activity.
Over 80% of working Americans don’t drink enough water. Are you staying hydrated?
If you’re going to exercise more, it’s especially important to drink more fluids.
Hate plain water? Try decaffeinated tea or lemon water. In fact, lemon water has a wide variety of benefits besides just being hydrating.
Lemon water provides countless health benefits, including boosting the immune system. Additionally, lemons are high in antioxidants and naturally occurring metabolites that destroy harmful free radicals capable of damaging blood vessels and causing inflammation. Lemons are also alkalizing for the body.
The amount of fresh-squeezed lemon juice to use depends on personal tolerance levels. For example, it’s best to start by juicing one-quarter to one-half of a lemon and stirring it into warm water. Warm water may not seem appetizing, but the body absorbs water at that temperature more efficiently.
In addition to its being a refreshing hydration technique, here are a few reasons to drink lemon water every day:
- Cleansing benefits. The main premise behind lemon water as a detox/cleanser involves its natural ability to enhance the body’s enzyme and liver functions, so it may help reduce the amount of toxins in the body.
- Digestion improvement. Citrus flavonoids in lemons may help break down food, suppress the appetite, calm upset stomachs, and ease mild indigestion.
- Wrinkle reduction and improved skin. High levels of antioxidants in lemons combat free radicals that hasten the breakdown of elastin and collagen fibers in the skin.
The one downside to drinking acid-heavy lemon water is its tendency to break down tooth enamel, which can open the door to tooth decay and cavities down the road. The trick is to rinse out the mouth thoroughly with plain water after every glassful of lemon water to wash away any acid residue on the teeth.
Healthy and Balanced Diet
We are always told that you should eat a healthy and balanced diet. But what exactly is a healthy diet? Just make sure your diet consists of a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Additionally, there are many health benefits to reducing your meat consumption, so you may want to try a vegetarian or vegan diet.
What to Avoid
Don’t sabotage your endermologie® treatments by caving in and grabbing whatever you can on the fly during a busy day or settling yourself in front of the television in the evening. Take the time to sit down and enjoy a real meal, no matter how light. Focus on what you’re eating and eat slowly until you’re full and satisfied – not until the plate is empty. It does take some effort at first to avoid overeating simply because the food is there.
Eat Smart and Control Portions
Everything we eat has calories, but it’s natural for people to eat the most palatable foods on their plates before moving on to healthy choices. Unfortunately, “palatable” usually indicates food high in fat, starch, or sugar content. The solution is to do exactly the opposite, no matter how badly you want to dig into that crusty, oily garlic bread. Fill up on fresh fruits, green vegetables, and whole grains.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
One of the best things you can do for your overall health is to sleep well, but 1 in 3 Americans say they don’t get enough sleep. On average, you should get 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night.
If you’re not getting the right amount of sleep, you need to change your sleeping habits. Have a regular bedtime and wake-up time and avoid drinking coffee or caffeinated drinks before you go to sleep.
Mindful meditation is the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breath. The practice has been connected to multiple health benefits, including relieving the symptoms of stress and strengthening your ability to concentrate.
If you want to stay healthy and fit, sometimes sitting still and relaxing for a while is the best thing you can do.
Get endermologie® Treatments
All athletes seek to maintain or improve performance and tone. This requires continued muscle and tissue flexibility.
endermologie® treatments not only condition those areas of the body most used by athletes, they ease the overall recuperation and recovery after rigorous exertion by helping to eliminate the toxins that build up through intense muscular efforts. The non-invasive natural technique called endermologie can help both skin and muscles.
Endermologie® has been recognized as a revolutionary treatment to optimize the performance, recovery, and wellness of all types of athletes. Thanks to the original technology and latest developments, endermologie provides more refined and customizable treatments.
When delivered directly to the muscles and surrounding tissues of athletes, endermologie offers relief from any sports-related complaints while also providing the benefit of reducing the appearance of cellulite.
This non-invasive, natural technique is more consistent than traditional massages used by athletes, as it optimally works on specific muscles needing attention. A scheduled program not only provides quicker recovery, it allows muscles to regain or retain flexibility. It can provide effective treatment for many complaints and injuries related to exercise, including:
- Stiffness in the joints
- Muscle pain or spasms resulting from physical activities
- Tissue or muscle trauma due to overexertion
- Ligament and tendon damage
Regular endermologie treatments ease aches and pains from various levels of physical effort while also adding a smoother, healthier glow to the skin.
How to Stay Fit and Healthy
By following our tips, you can keep up with a healthy and fit lifestyle for years to come.
Are you interested in reducing your cellulite to look younger and healthier? Get in touch to find out more about endermologie® today.