Health & Fitness Basics
These things are non-negotiable if you want to maintain physical health. I will refer to these often and expound upon them in other posts, but here is a quick overview.
You must eat a variety of healthy foods in proper portion sizes, which includes lots of fruits and veggies, whole grains and lean protein. This means no fad diets, no starving yourself and no skipping meals to try to lose weight. Promise? Pinky Swear?
You must drink water. Lots of it. You can drink other things, too, but you must drink water as a main beverage. Your body needs it.
You must exercise several times a week. If you don’t have a physically demanding job (like working on a farm or building houses), then you have to do three things: burn fat (cardio), build muscle (weight training) and stretch.
You must get proper rest. God created your body to need rest every night. Sleep deprivation only compromises your health. So you must commit to getting to bed at a decent hour each night.
You can do this.
Over the next several weeks and months, we’ll unpack each of these “basics” so that you can implement them easily into your life. You’ll feel better, you’ll look better and you’ll learn a few things along the way.
One positive change you can make today: Drink more water.
Here is a sample schedule to help you. :
One full glass first thing in the morning. Two with each meal (one before will help suppress your appetite!) and one before bed. That’s eight glasses. You should drink more than that, but this is a good place to start.
Question for you: What are your fitness goals? To drop some weight? Get toned up? Fit into a smaller size? General health? Leave a comment and tell me!