Being healthy should be part of your overall lifestyle, not just a New Year’s resolution. Living a healthy lifestyle can help prevent chronic diseases and long-term illnesses. Feeling good about yourself and taking care of your health are important for your self-esteem and self-image. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by doing what is right for your body.
Having said that, like men its not always so easy for women to maintain a healthy lifestyle. With bucket load of responsibilities to cater, we women have our hands full. Be it managing our family responsibilities or work requirement, we always find a way to excuse ourselves with lack of time and loss of energy! but the understated fact goes by, we require to maintain and keep our health in check more what men too. So for women who are on a lookout for a better quality of living and a fir body and mind, here’s what you got to focus on!
1. Don’t even think about the workout part until you’ve created a habit of setting aside time every day.
2. Go on walks during long phone conversations.
“When you know you’re going to be talking to your mom for a long time, or your friend, take that time to go on a walk,” Kneeland says. “It’s a mindless and easy way to get an hour of exercise in during a time that you’d be doing nothing anyway.”
3. Fuel up on simple carbs 30 minutes before you work out.
Simple carbs are great to eat pre-workout because they are absorbed and digested quickly, providing your body with energy right away. Try to eat a snack that’s high in simple carbs 30-minutes before you exercise for it to be the most effective.
4. Keep a workout calendar and track your progress.
“Make simple goals, like move for 20-minutes a day, and mark down all the days that you successfully do it,” Lanier says. “If you commit to a goal of doing that for 30 days, eventually it will become a habit and your body will start wanting to do it.”
There’s also nothing that feels better then checking something off that you’ve accomplished. Keeping a calendar will motivate you to stick to your goals and will give you a confidence boost as you watch the progress you’re making.
5. If you don’t want to leave your couch, then don’t.
You don’t need to leave your house – or your couch – to get a solid workout in. There are many accessible exercises and home workouts you can do from your living room, that won’t require you to make the commute to the gym.
6. Create a couple of awesome pump up playlists filled with ‘tunnel’ songs.
Research has found that music can actually change the way people respond to fatigue, even during endurance exhausting activities like running. So take the time to create a few playlists filled with ‘tunnel’ songs – songs that athletes play when they’re walking out of the tunnel on to the field – that you know will get you going, and plug in your earphones every time you need the extra push.
7. Try to do just 10 push-ups and 10 sit-ups everyday, even if they aren’t consecutive.
“A lot of people have this ‘it has to be all or nothing’ mentality in their head,” Kneeland says. “That’s absolutely not true. If you do just 10 push-ups and 10 sit-ups a day it will help build up your strength and endurance so that you’ll be easily doing more in no time.”
8. Follow some awesome people on social media that will inspire you to get active.
9. Pack your workout clothes at the same time you pack your lunch the night before.
“I always try to put out my clothes the night before because it’s one less thing I have to do in the morning, and it’s one less thing standing between me and working out,” Lanier says.
Whether you’re trying to get a workout in before work or after, packing your clothes the night before will make working out more convenient and give you less excuses for why you don’t have the time.
10. Power down all your technology an hour before the time you want to go to sleep.
“Put your phone and computer away an hour before you want to go to sleep,” Kneeland says. “It’s really hard to do and I struggle with it all the time. But it will really help you get more sleep, which is important for getting in shape.”
Kneeland suggests getting better sleep by creating a routine you do every night before going to bed, so that your body is wired to go to bed at a certain time.