Simple Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy

Sep 08

 

With the hustle and bustle in the city life in Singapore, staying fit and healthy has become increasingly difficult for the average person who works eight to ten hours a day trying to keep up with ends meet. The lack of time has been the main reason and excuse for person to disregard living a healthy life. However, despite popular notion, it is the little things you do daily that help you live fit and healthy despite living the busy life. With that, here are some tips to help you stay fit and healthy.

Medical-Checkup

Medical Checkups

Getting checked by your doctor does not always have to be frequent and very regular. Monthly or bi-annual checkups are enough for anyone busy enough to find time for a meeting with the doctor. Getting checkups would allow you to get to know more about your current state of health. Knowing how healthy or unhealthy you are is a good start in setting health goals for your self.

 

Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is often disregarded in today’s increasingly busy world. Little do people know that sleep is actually a good way of keeping your self fit and healthy as a good amount of sleep keeps your hormones and metabolism in check. Lack of sleep would often entail a decrease in metabolic activity, cardiovascular health, and memory and motor skills, all of which are important in keeping a fit body.

 

Eating Healthy

It is often said that building a fit body is made in the kitchen and not in the weight room. The most important part of fitness and health is actually what you put into your body. With that, it is important to always know what you’re eating. It is advisable to swap out carbs for whole grain foods such as wheat and oats. For protein sources, always go for lean meat such as chicken breasts, fish, and low-fat cuts of beef.

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Never Skip Breakfast

They don’t say that breakfast is the most important part of the day for nothing. Breakfast is where you get all the nutrition you need to start-up your day. Some people nowadays would skip breakfast in order for them to get to work immediately or earlier. However, lack of nutrition from breakfast would cancel out an early start of work, as you would normally lack the energy and mental performance to be able to start the day properly.

 

Exercise

Some people would skip exercising totally due to the lack of time. However, a 10 to 30 minute exercise already reaps a lot of benefit for total health and fitness. There are plenty of exercises a person can do in such a short amount of time. You can go for a ten-minute high intensity run or you can go for circuit exercises that can be done in shorter than 30 minutes a day. Even short stretching exercises would already yield good results for your heart and muscle.

 

Water

Water composes more than 70% of our bodies. Yet, people would tend to disregard the fact that our body needs a lot of water to function in its optimal state as water functions as the body’s cleanser for the organs and as a hydrating factor for the brain.

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