This is a guest post by Sophie from Manchester UK.
A diet and exercise is like the end of the world for us! And maintaining a healthy lifestyle is that resolution we take every year and promptly forget about the next day, when we see or smell the aroma of some delicious goods.
But there are some simple ways you can keep that resolution and still be happy –
Eat Right – Living healthy doesn’t mean you have to starve yourself; no it’s all about eating the right amount and not taking in those extra calories. Simple things like having a fruit every day or some salad for lunch can help you out or maybe add some fruits and honey to your breakfast cereal. Ditch the coffee and aerated drinks – go for a fruit smoothie or a glass of juice instead. Water works too. In fact,it’s the best energy drink.
We know that the temptation of giving up your favorite sugary treats and daily dose of junk is almost impossible, but try. Make a conscious effort and you can discover ways to recreate a healthier version of your favorite food right at your place!
Sleep well – Sleeping for the right number of hours can make you feel refreshed and tackle the day with a clear mind. Irritable and cranky moods, baggy eyes and a tired feeling – all this will be gone once you get those required number of hours of sleep. It will help your brain to power down and take some rest too.
Exercise – A misunderstood enemy, exercise is the best way to keep fit. Don’t really start off with a rigorous routine; you’ll end up hurting yourself. Start off slow and steady. If you don’t want to hit the gym, or don’t have the time – little things like mowing the lawn or taking a walk every day and a few light exercises or some yoga at home should do the trick. The next time you make a quick trip to the grocer’s, walk instead of taking the car.
Positive Attitude – Keeping an optimistic view or having a positive attitude is necessary too. Create a cheerful atmosphere around you and be friendly to everyone. What goes around, comes around. So pass on a smile or a word of encouragement, it’ll find its way back when you need it. Know that there are always a way to solve a problem – like say you are a recent divorcee and don’t earn enough to afford a decent living for you and your kid(s), call the csa phone number child support agency and let them help you out. Like they say, when a door
closes, another one opens.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is simple – you just have to eat right, sleep well, exercise and maintain a positive attitude!