“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity”– John F. Kennedy
Health and intellect are the two most beautiful presents from the nature which we often find difficult to maintain. There are lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it.
We bring you some very useful tips for easy preservation of your good health
- Never skip breakfast: You are getting up after 8 hrs of sleep. Your body needs fuel to work. Always have a healthy breakfast which gives a boost to your metabolism and makes you binge less
- Never stay hungry: Hunger is a primal urge which is difficult to deny. Study reveals that a body should not be kept hungry for more than 3 hrs. Instead of 3 large meals a day, divide your meals into short takes after every 2 hrs. You will feel light and easy!
- Exercise is must: Work keeps our mind sharpened and active. Similarly, our body needs a daily dose of sharpening through exercise. Exercise, even for 20 minutes a day keeps your body, mind and heart oxygenated. You even think and feel better.
- Water is you best bud: Drinking water flushes out your toxins thus maintaining body weight and giving a glow to your skin! . Absence of water makes your blood thicker, which in turn, makes it tougher for your heart to pump blood. Make it a habit to drink at least 6-7 glasses of water per day
- Spice-up your food: Trying to loose weight? Adding hot spices to your meals can help curb hunger. Capsaicin (a compound found in chilies) triggers your brain to release feel-good endorphins, making you feel full and eat less.
- Take your time: Rapid eaters, are often heavier than slow eaters, according to research from The University of Rhode Island. It takes 20 minutes for your stomach to send a message to your brain that you have eaten enough and are satisfied. If you rush your meal and eat rapidly, your body’s satiety cues won’t be tuned in to those feelings of fullness yet and it’s easier to overeat. Try slowing down by chewing each bite at least 10 times.
- Eat before a party or event: Don’t arrive at a big meal, event, or party starving. One study found that you’ll be 2.5 times more likely to start off overeating starchy carbs, fried or cheesy foods than those who didn’t fast before the meal.
- Sleep away weight gain: Make a point of turning in earlier and you’ll see weight loss within a week. When we sleep, our brain squeezes the cells and flushes out the waste of the body. Due to deprivation in sleep, the toxins get accumulated in turn making us gain weight and feel uneasy.
- Celebrate healthy talk: Instead of using words like “fat,” say “fit”; change “can’t” to “can”; “weak” to “strong”; “unhealthy” to “healthy.” It takes practice but it can start to rewire how you think . Our brain responds to every thought that goes through our head and accordingly makes changes physically, so make it a point to be pleasant always!
In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties. Stay healthy.