Health and Fitness Found Easy
This entry was posted on September 14, 2011.
If fitness is one hard task to find is hard to master, don't overwhelm yourself with a schedule that is impossible. Start small and soon you'll be a pro at taking care of yourself and your body. Exercise and eating well is crucial for your body to be healthy and strong. The good news is that there are small steps that you can begin today that will eventually become a habit, encouraging you to take even bigger steps in the right direction for your health.
1. Maintain Proper Posture
Rhianna maintains excellent posture when she is walking and standing, which in later years will pay off. Standing straight allows your body to not hunch over through the years and also keeps your back strong. If you should encounter back problems later on, at least you have done everything you could to ensure proper posture.
When you are standing, be aware of your feet. Many people stand pigeon toed without even realizing it. Straight your feet out, keep them straight, and your back will be straight as well. It's an easy task to do but it just taking being aware of what your body is doing to fix it. Start now to ensure proper back health and posture.
2. Take Your Dog for More Walks
Walking your dog may seem like a simple daily task that you already accomplish, however why not increase your walks either with time or dedicating two walks a day to your pup instead of one? If you work full time try setting your alarm 15 minutes early and taking your pup for a quick walk in the morning. Then in the evening you can take them for a longer walk.
Owning a pet improves your motivation for exercise and if you feel motivated enough to increase your normal day activity to twice a day, you'll feel more fit and healthy in no time. If you don't own a pet, considering purchasing one if you are in the right stage of your life. Owning a pet not only increases your exercise, they improve your happiness and well being too.
3. Entice Yourself with Healthy Snacks
Instead of putting out chocolate, chips, and a cookie jar, trying putting fruit in a fruit bowl on your counter top. Chances are when you are running late for an event you are going to grab the fruit as opposed to an unhealthy snack. An apple a day or a banana will give you the additional energy that you need to stay sharp through your day and also help with concentration. You also may find yourself losing weight after cutting back on the snacks. Soon fruit will be more enticing to you than the snacks that unfortunately caused you to gain weight as opposed to staying healthy.
These simple tips will slowly become a habit for you and you'll start feeling more confident that you can implement other healthy habits as time goes on. Going to the gym may suddenly become a priority or even finding time to stretch your legs while watching a TV show. Little habits make a difference and will lead to a life long change for the better.