The foundation of leading an active lifestyle starts with maintaining a healthy body. After all, if you’re not in good shape health wise, even the simplest physical activity can become a difficult challenge. As anyone will tell you however, a healthy body doesn’t happen overnight. Consistent effort and discipline is required, as well as self-control. It boils down to getting proper nutrition, regular exercise and sufficient rest and recovery. Making resolutions is easy, but like most things in life, consistent follow through is what creates results and sustains positive change.
Physical activities can be both healthy and fun.
You don’t have to run a marathon. Exercise not only burns calories, but can also help remove toxins from the body, gets the heart and lungs working properly and builds muscles.
A lack of sleep increases both hunger and anxiety and also affects your metabolism. Set a regular bed time and catch up on all that missed sleep.
Try to eat the bulk of your daily caloric intake in the morning with more fruit and protein and keep to lighter meals at night.
Plan ahead but allow for flexibility in your efforts to keep healthy. Integrate the plan into your lifestyle and you’ll stick to it easier.