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15 Tips To Lead A Healthy Lifestyle

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1. Buy a water bottle and keep it with you throughout the day

Drinking two litres of water per day will keep your body hydrated allowing it to operate properly, digest food, burn body fat and keep you feeling healthy.

2. Sleep for 7- 8 hours per night

This will allow your body to grow and repair and provide you with the energy and focus to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

3. Use smaller plates and bowls

Too often we eat even after we are full up, this is because we are taught from a child to clear our plates and often when we prepare a meal we aim to fill our plates up. To avoid this, purchase smaller plates and bowls and get into the habit of preparing less food.

4. Use the stairs

Making small changes in life like choosing the stairs can make a huge difference to your fitness and results. other ideas could be ditching the car and walking to the shops or cycling to work.

5. Maintain a balanced lifestyle

There should be a balance between your work time and your leisure time. This is important to avoid stress.

6. Have a positive outlook

People who are positive tend to have better health and success in life then those who are negative thinkers.

7. Relax

Because it helps reduce stress and quiet your mind. Even for15 minutes per day, the result will amaze you.

8. Pack your gym bag and leave it where you will remember it

Put it in the car if you plan to go straight from work to the gym or even by the front door.

9. Surround yourself with supportive family and friends

Having supportive friends to keep yourself on track is very important, they will help you through when you feel like giving up and make sure you reach success.

10. Listen to music

Listening to your favourite music could help melt away a bad mood. triggering the release of the feel-good chemical dopamine one endorphin released when you are in a good mood.Focus. Music can help clear your mind so that you find it easier to concentrate throughout your ever day tasks. Music also leads to an improved mental state. Music can also help to relieve stress and relax the body leading to a decrease in the release of the stress hormone Cortisol. Pick up the pace. Listening to music while you exercise could make you train harder.

11. Plan your day, include your exercise plan

Having a plan of exactly what you would like to achieve in the day means that you are more likely to be successful. Include in this plan; the times you aim to train, eat and rest. Be specific and know exactly what you plan to do in the gym and what you plan on eating throughout the day. Being organised reduces stress caused by the pressure of not being successful.

12. Laugh More

Laughter strengthens your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good laugh relieves physical tension and stress leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to illness.
Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of the blood vessels and increases blood flow which can help protect you against a heart attack or any other cardiovascular problems.

13. Do not worry

Worry will not help you solve your problem and it is not good for your health. Worry is the main cause of stress. Stress is a negative hormone which will cause your body to store body fat.

14. Breathe

Take moments out of your day to take deep breaths, this will help you and your muscles to relax and will prevent the onset of stress.

15. Stretch

Stretching is very important in order to maintain good posture, flexibility, suppleness and preventing injury. You should spend 10 to 20 minutes a day stretching.