When it comes to our health and body, we always want to do the best thing we can just to stay fit and of course, healthy. Especially these days, achieving the perfect body shapes is a big deal for most of us. I, myself, want to have abs, big booty and toned arms yet, along with these body goals, I also have to watch out my diet. We all need to focus more on what we intake and it should be followed by moving around or stretching our body.
These past few days, I’m trying to get back to exercising in the morning, like I used to do but there are some days that I get lazy to get up at 4 am and do it. So I decided to exercise when I’m not that really busy; at noon and evening before I go to sleep. However, I have a little bit of a problem when it comes to my diet. I’m consuming junk food (soda and chips) lately after I eat lunch and dinner and I’m aware of this because I feel bloated and sleepy most of the time.
I decided to write a post about this because I want to be reminded, not only my self but also all of you, who tend to forget about how having a healthy and fit body can help us to live a long and happy life without creating a hole in our pockets. Yes, you read it right! We don’t need to spend so much money to do it like most of us think that it is expensive.
Here are the things that I do to stay in shape and healthy as much as possible:
Drink lots of water.
Drinking at least 6-8 glasses of water a day can keep us from getting dehydrated. Staying hydrated can prevent us from experiencing headaches, mood swings, dry skin and even heart diseases. Water can also help to normalize our bowel movement. My Mom always reminds me of the benefit of water especially when I got UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) because I love eating salty food and forgetting to drink lots of water afterward. Thankfully, I seldom get sick because I always bring a tumbler of water with me even when I’m just at home.
Exercise at home.
Instead of going to the gym, exercising at home without feeling shy is a good idea too. It’s also the best thing to do especially these days when it’s not yet that safe to go out due to the pandemic and we just stay at home all day. There are so many workout videos we can choose online whatever part of our body we want to improve and so far, in my experience, they’re all effective to me. We all have to stay fit even we still can’t go outside and stop making excuses!
Get enough sleep.
Does any of you don’t like to get enough sleep? Probably just kids who think that staying up until dawn is a cool thing to do. Haha. I’m lucky if I can get 7-8 hours of sleep a day because I only usually get 6 hours since I hit 25. I think that’s how my body clock works now and thankfully, I feel better when I wake up even so. Sleeping is a time for our body and mind to rest after a long day of working and thinking. Even computers need to shut down to rest, what more us humans, right?
Avoid consuming unhealthy food.
Junk foods and carbonated drinks like soda, chips and chocolates can’t give us any good benefits to our health. But we still eat and drink them because they taste so good! I admit that I still eat junk foods but with moderation. I’m aware that I’m no longer too young not to watch out what I eat. If we start doing a small thing for a better cause like reducing the consumption of unhealthy food on our diet, then wait for the much bigger things that we can do. It takes a lot of courage and discipline for us to do it and to make it easier, let’s think that we’re the only ones who’ll benefit from it.
Thank you so much for reading!