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Keeping Yourself Fit And Healthy.

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Being healthy and fit doesn’t need to be complex and time-consuming, it should be part of everyday life. It’s the small actions that add up to being ultimately healthy. Most of us are health-conscious and do what we can to keep fit. It’s always something that we work on because there are a fair few factors that contribute. 
Let’s have a look at some of the ways you can keep yourself fit and healthy: 

Stop Your Bad Habits

Ok, so you don’t need to give up absolutely everything that you love. But you might be able to make the changes to cut back. Think seriously about quitting things such as drugs, smoking and unsafe sex you should always make sure you’re protecting yourself with things such as durex condoms to avoid any nasty STD’s that can lead to serious health problems in the future. Other’s you should definitely cut back on such as drinking and eating too much junk food, sugar or drinking too much caffeine, especially if you want to live a healthy lifestyle. These types of habits are ok if in moderation. 

Keep Up With Your Checkups

You should always make sure you have a regular checkup at the doctors, or at least get checked out if you have any concerns at any point. You know your own body so if something doesn’t seem quite right it’s always best to seek medical help. Keep your eye on your weight, any moles or changes to your skin and make sure you keep up with your regular health checks according to your genders, such as prostate exams and cervical screenings. 

Make Sure You Get Enough Sleep 

Sleep is something that a lot of people don’t get right, they either have too much or too little and this leads to their bodies not working as they should. Lack of sleep has a negative effect on your metabolism, concentration levels, mood, memory, general motor skills, stress levels, hormones and even your immune system. Sleep is important as it allows your body to repair, heals and rejuvenate itself in a way it can’t when you’re awake. Just as too little sleep is bad for your health so is too much, you can be left even more tired, fatigue and your body clock goes completely out of whack which can lead to health problems such as obesity. 

Exercise Is One Of The Keys 

So, you don’t need to be able to run a marathon, unless that’s your aim, but you do need to have exercise as a focus in order to keep yourself fit and healthy. Even if you go for a short walk a few times a week, fitting in exercise to your daily routine is the best way to remain fit and healthy. Completing activities such as cardiovascular exercise will help to strengthen the heart and lungs. Strength training is there to help strengthen the muscles and you should use stretching to help reduce the risk of injury by increasing your flexibility. Exercise will also improve circulation and body awareness, regular exercise is also a good remedy for depression and anxiety. 

Have A Healthy Diet 

You should make an effort to eat as many fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet. They should always be included as the staple parts of your main meals, along with dairy, good carbs and protein. Keep your protein lean such as fish, beans and low-fat content meats and make sure you eat balanced meals. You should always stop eating before you’re completely full as it gives you a chance to digest your food and recognise if you’re actually still hungry. Always snack on foods such as fruit, nuts and vegetables rather than high fatty or sugared foods. Anything that is processed or full of sweeteners should be avoided. 

Make Sure You Eat Breakfast 

It’s no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, in fact, this isn’t probably going to be the first nor the last time you here this piece of information. Making sure you eat a healthy breakfast ensure you get your day off to a good start. It sets you up so you have the right fuel and energy to be able to perform to the best of your ability. Eating breakfast you consume, if it’s correct, helps to maintain stable blood sugar level and healthy weight because you are less likely to overindulge with your other meals. 

Water, Water, Water 

The majority of our body is made up of water. Most fluids that we consume have a little bit of water in them to help keep our bodies hydrated. However, drinking fresh, pure water is the best way of doing this and by far the healthiest drink that you can consume. It’s the best natural cleanser for our organs and digestive system. It helps our brain to function properly and flushes toxins from our body. 

Keep Your Stress Levels Low

Stress is known to cause many problems for our bodies, from heart trouble right through to digestive problems, therefore it’s important to try and keep your stress levels low. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that stress can be bad for you. The problem is that many people don’t know what to do in order to manage their stress levels. Completing exercise, meditation, doing things you enjoy, spirituality, being in nature and having hobbies you enjoy are all ways that you can have to alleviate the effects that stress can have on your body. Try not to overwork yourself, take regular breaks and surround yourself with people who will support you. 

Don’t Keep Your Emotions Bottled Up 

Keeping your emotions locked away and bottled up can cause an array of mental and emotional stress as well as common physical problems. Not expressing your feelings can lead to depression, anxiety, sleeping problems, eating disorders and sometimes physical pain. Try to learn to express your feelings, even if it’s by writing it down in a diary or turning it into art. This can often be a lot easier than speaking them out loud. 

This is just a short guide to help you to focus on living a healthy lifestyle, that will keep you fit and healthy. Do you have any other tips that could help? Share them in the comments below. 

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