Many people are looking for ways to lose weight, improve their energy and be more fit. Our efforts to stay healthy can be hindered by our busy lives, unhealthy temptations and lack of exercise.
When we are constantly bombarded by television ads promoting unhealthy foods, it can be challenging to make healthy eating decisions. These foods are referred to as ‘naughty’ in our household. The shelves of supermarkets are filled with sweets, cookies, and various unhealthy foods. We are often offered two-for-one deals or half-off many items, so we buy foods that have no nutritional value and could harm our long-term health.
We reach for quick fixes when our energy is low. This could be a bar of chocolate or a cup of coffee. These artificial highs last only a few minutes before the artificial high wears off, and we need to get another boost. These foods can lead to obesity and even diabetes over the long term.
These high-sugar and high-salt foods are killing our taste buds. It becomes more challenging to choose the cake over the apple. When we don’t have energy, it is harder to exercise. Also, eating the wrong foods can make it challenging to stay fit. This destructive cycle must be broken.
What can we do then?
It would be a great help to be taken out of our environment and transported somewhere that is super healthy. We would be able to get rid of the daily stressors that lead to poor food choices and insufficient exercise. This super health haven can hopefully motivate and inspire us to make healthier choices. We could take this knowledge home and put it to good use.
These types of healthy havens do exist.
Many health and fitness holiday options include detox spas, centres, boot camps, and retreats. These places offer advice on diet, exercise, weight loss, and other activities. When surrounded by like-minded people, you will find it easier to follow a healthy eating plan and exercise program. You can expect to lose weight and feel healthier after these holidays. You can take your knowledge home to continue your new healthy lifestyle. These places can be the perfect place to start a healthier lifestyle. These kinds of detox resorts and health holidays are available worldwide.
Look for companies with positive testimonials and a well-designed website. Do the photos look real? You can check their Facebook page to see if the holiday is up-to-date and if they are updating information about their holiday. You can also check if they have YouTube channels to see the type of activities they are involved in. Make sure their fitness staff are qualified and experienced. You can also research on Google to find out what offers are available.
For your happiness and good health.
Do you feel constantly tired? Do you eat unhealthy food? Would you like to be more active and lose weight? Book yourself a holiday to help you with your fitness and health goals. You can even combine your holiday with one abroad. Google has a lot of information.
Here’s the good news, getting fit doesn’t take that much time. You need to address two areas in your life; exercise and diet. In fact, if you are stuck for time to workout, the diet portion is going to have more of a drastic effect on your fitness. Think about it, if you don’t have time to burn the calories then you need to cut them from your diet.
Wait a minute! You are probably thinking to yourself that food is one of the only sources of pleasure in your busy day. I agree with you, it should be. Eating well better darn well also be delicious. If it isn’t then you are doomed to fail your diet. So understand what I am saying, you will eat well but you must also enjoy your food. I am not talking about a radical starvation diet or diet extremes where you avoid carbs or fats at all costs. Your diet should be well-balanced.
Here are a few golden rules for dieting:
1. Drink 2 to 3 litres of water a day
2. Avoid processed foods
3. Avoid foods with refined sugar
Here’s a last tip, if you are the type who eats a lot of fast food because you are so busy, just make better choices. Order water instead of pop with your meal. Have a salad instead of fries with your burger or sandwich. Have honey instead of sugar in your coffee. All these small choices made day after day will add up in the long run. Think about it, maybe you have been putting on 5 to 10 pounds a year for a few years. Not a lot of weight over the course of a year. This slow addition of fat has been because of all these small choices. So you don’t have to make big changes to reverse this weight gain.
As for a fitness routine do one set of the following as you roll out of bed in the morning and just before you go to bed at night:
1. Push ups
2. Lunges (Take a long stride of a stance and do 1 set each for side)
3. Crunches (Remember to hold your hands by your ears, not inter-laced behind your head – don’t pull on your neck while you do these)
4. IF YOU ARE FEELING AMBITIOUS – Chin ups ( you can get a chin up bar that installs in a door frame for around $20 from most sports stores)
If you follow a simple fitness routine like the one outlined above you will definitely get strong. This will result in a sleek and shapely physique. As you lose weight and shed fat you will reveal this new toned body.