What techniques do you use to stay healthy?

There are so many techniques to stay healthy, that are very easily adapted into your lifestyle. I like to trick myself into doing things, as then it feels like part of my life style. This is what I think, provides that sticking point towards achieving your health goals.

6 ways to stay healthy that are simple, easy and extremely effective

  1. Walk as much as you can. Walking is the easiest and best form of low impact exercise you can do any time of day. The best time is to walk 15 minutes after your meals, and break the walking up during the day. This allows for small bouts of movement, kick starting your metabolism and keeping your active and mobile. I love to walk my dog regularly, and pick walking rather than using my car. I always walk the longer way to and from work, in order to benefit the most health wise. It’s dangerous for your health to sit down for prolonged periods of time, but it’s a way of life for most of us. We have to consciously make choices during the day to counter-effect the negatives aspects of our jobs.
  2. Make plants the main focus of every meal you have. Try to limit your animal protein, and focus more so on fresh, green vegetables with every meal. Pick cruciferous veggies, as they provide the most fibre and antioxidant rich variety. they are also low in calories, and keep you full for longer periods of time. High veggie intake also reduces cravings for sweet, sugary foods. Vegetables also lower cholesterol, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease.
  3. Eliminate refined sugars and carbs. These items have the least nutritional value, and provide no benefits to anyone – for both health and weight loss. Therefore, it’s to your benefit eliminating them for unprocessed forms of carbohydrates. These include; sweet potato, White basmati rice, oats and pressure cooked quinoa. Although it’s best to lower your intake of carbs if you are diabetic or looking to lose some weight, it’s not the most effective long term strategy. Always balance your carbohydrate intake, based on your activity levels, and your body will become a lot more efficient in using glycogen.
  4. Fatty fish is mandatory. Salmon is a nutritional powerhouse food. It contains omega 3 fatty acids, that lower heart disease, chronic inflammation and help increase mental clarity as well as brain function. Try to include salmon, or any other fatty fish, 2–3 times per week.
  5. Black coffee pre workout. Most people love coffee, but do you know the benefits of having a black coffee? It’s so easy to consume 2–3 lattes per day, oblivious to the caloric overload of the beverage. Black coffee on the other hand, doesn’t provide many calories (if not any) and have many health benefits. Not only is it a fat burner, it also increases energy and efficiency when exercising. Many people consume a black coffee with MCT oil before their work out. This gives them the stamina and fat burning potential a standard black coffee does not allow. Try this alternative for yourself.
  6. Stay hydrated – opt for water. We all know the benefits of drinking more water, staying hydrated. Try to drink a glass of water before your meal, as this will help you to consume less calories. Consuming your quota of water helps you to lose weight and increases your caloric burn. It’s also a great cellulite clearer, as well as helping us eliminate toxins from our bodies. You simply can’t go wrong with a glass of water.

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