Are you feeling sluggish? Many people around the world ignore their health and wellness. Busy work schedules, family time and a healthy social schedule can influence you to skip your workouts and ignore your diet. If you want to remain happy and healthy you need to make high energy choices regarding your health.
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep 8 hours each night to rest and recuperate from the day’s stresses. You need to pull back from day to day tasks to allow your mind and body to recharge. Cutting sleep short by working odd hours or staying up to late by partying can weaken your immune system. Suffering through colds or other common illnesses can adversely affect your overall wellness. Go to sleep at the same time each night. Set an alarm to wake at the same time each morning. Find a sleeping schedule which vibes with you to feel good and stay healthy.
Cut out sugary or caffeine laden food or drinks early in the day. Avoid drinking coffee, tea or colas earlier than noon each day as caffeine can boost your metabolism and promote insomnia. Also cut out fluid intake beyond 8 PM each night if you are having trouble sleeping due to frequent trips to the bathroom during overnight hours.
Eat Nutritious Foods
Taking in lean proteins like chicken and tuna helps feed your muscles and boosts your metabolism. Consume healthy carbohydrates like fruits and vegetables to increase your energy levels. Take in healthy fats like nuts to feel satiated. Eating right can help you lose excess weight. Consuming a diet rich with fruits and vegetables also helps you feel good about yourself and energizes you for intense, sustained workouts. Eat at least 3 to 4 small, nutritious meals daily spaced out by 4 hours to feel full yet satiated.
Exercise for 30 Minutes Daily
Running, walking or jogging for 30 minutes each day boosts your heart rate, improves your mood and elevates your cardiovascular health. Exercising regularly helps you shed fat and gives you a nice self esteem boost. Do pushups and sit ups if you have little time to hit the gym. If you can afford a gym membership and can squeeze trips into your schedule engage in resistance training 3 times each week for 30 minutes per session.
Combining cardiovascular training with resistance training creates a synergistic effect which keeps you trim, fit and happy. Use a combination of free weights and machines to tone your body and maintain your wellness.
Go with Alternative Medicine
Although traditional medicine has its place going the alternative route can help you stay well. Using herbs and other holistic medicines can help you avoid many of the unpleasant side effects experienced by individuals who take prescribed medications.
Delving into the mind-body connection can facilitate healing and prevent sickness or illness through a less aggressive approach. Consider naturopathic medicine as a change up to more traditional forms of treatment to maintain your wellness.