Published On: Wed, Feb 13th, 2013

Healthier Being: Back to Basics

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Healthier Being: Back to BasicsMany people struggle to stay healthy nowadays. There’s a lot of pressure to try to eat better, drink less, lose weight, gain muscle and spend more time outdoors. Many people pay large sums of money to personal trainers, dieticians and doctors to find the magic spell for being healthier. Some people lack motivation and others might lack dedication but when it comes to being healthier it all comes down to basics.

One of the most important factors of being healthy is water. However, not any water can be successfully digested by our bodies. There is less use in dirtier water and even harm in salt water. It’s important to remember human beings must consume clean water. Now it is up to you to decide on the amount of water per day. Look out for dehydration symptoms such as headache, tiredness and lack of concentration. Different specialists advise different amounts of water they think should be consumed; however use your head and stay hydrated enough not to be drowned.

Apart from drinking a lot of clean water, humans also require good quality food to be healthier. It is often uneasy to determine what is good quality or healthy dieting. However one of the most popular ideas of healthier eating is, to make sure you always have breakfast. We do not eat while asleep which is around 8 hours of fasting. Get yourself an omelette with a smoothie & cottage cheese to start your day! Breakfast will always give you the starting push for your day. In order to avoid cravings and early hunger, get into a habit of eating every 3 hours. You probably would want to monitor the time at first but it only takes a couple of repetitions for the habit to settle.

Despite vegetarians and animal protectors propaganda of a meatless diet, many specialists advise to add protein to each meal throughout the day. Protein assists humans in developing and maintaining muscles and bones also helping with weight loss because it has an impressive thermal effect. If you don’t know where to find protein if you’re a vegetarian, remember that red meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy and whey are protein sources. Rice, pasta, bread, potato and fruits, or carbohydrates, are also very important. Carbohydrates are the source of energy we require, especially after physical activities. It’s important to remember that the key to healthier dieting is moderation, whether you are a meat lover or a vegetarian.

Another very important aspect of becoming healthier is your fitness level. People who don’t exercise often raise the risk of developing heart disease, lung disease and many other unpleasant consequences. More active people stay healthier for longer, also prolonging their lives. Exercising also gives more energy, motivation and develops stronger personality. If you are not sure how to fight your cheesecake cravings, start exercising more – it will train your will power as well as body strength. Better fitness level means stronger bones. This is especially important as you get older.

However even younger people who spend more time sitting either working in the office or playing computer games, often suffer from back pain which can be easily solved by engaging in a more active lifestyle.

Finally, rest and good sleep are crucial in maintaining your healthier living. Sleeping is the time when you restore your energy and recover.

To sum up, while many people are spending thousands of dollars on fancy gym machines and expensive personal trainers, you can be smarter and follow five basics secrets of healthier living:

1.Drink clean water

2.Eat well

3.Exercise

4.Take time to rest

5.Get enough sleep each night

You don’t need to be magic to start to feel good. Whenever you start browsing expensive gym memberships, fancy diets and new meditation tricks look into basics and stay healthy!

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