5 Motivational Tips for An Active Lifestyle
Being overburdened by an overwhelming number of work hours, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle, fueled by a fast-food or packaged food diet, is the norm for many. The results have manifested in a worldwide epidemic of unhealthy lifestyles.
The solution is simple – get healthy!
But here’s the catch – the solution to do just that is simpler still, i.e. it simply involves drinking healthy, eating healthy, staying active and staying alkaline.
Staying active regularly in itself has proven to prevent the risk of health problems like Heart Disease, Diabetes, Stroke etc. A regular 20-30 minutes of exercise has also been linked to improved mental health and cognitive function which not only helps you in the long run but also increases your work productivity. But when it comes to practising an active lifestyle, there is an overload of information available on how one can go about it, and that can be awfully confusing. So here’s a compilation of some of the simplest 5 Easy-To-Follow Motivational Tips, when it comes to becoming #ActiveForlife and finding your own suitable active routine:
Tip 1: Go at your own pace
One of the the most common mistakes that people make when it comes to being active, is that they tend to over-work themselves in the attempt to get healthier much faster. This doesn’t just exert extreme fatigue on your body, but it may also may leave your body susceptible to injuries and extreme fatigue. Therefore, if you haven’t been active for a while, it’s important to take it slow and to go easy on your body. Start out with sessions of only 15 to 20 minutes of basic exercises and then gradually increase the amount of exercise over time.
“It is better to take many small steps in right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward”
Tip 2: Keep it simple and consistent
An expensive gym membership is not at all a requirement for leading a healthy and active lifestyle. All you need is a 30-minute walk in the park everyday to feel more energetic.
You can couple this with home-based exercises like using the skipping rope, doing squats, push ups, sit ups, and stretching to increase overall gains.
To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. – Gene Tunney
Tip 3: Never Give Up
At the start you might feel fatigue, sore muscles and a strong urge to quit, but this urge only lasts as long as you feed into it. Keep going as it is a price to pay as all beginnings and breakthroughs are painful.
“When the going gets tough tough get going”
Tip 4: Eat clean
70% of healthy lifestyles are a result of eating clean and healthy food. While eating healthy and clean food doesn’t necessarily mean following a rigorous diet plan, it simply means avoiding eating a lot of junk food and adding healthy touch of vegetables and fruits in your regular diet.
“Skip the diet, Just eat healthy”
Tip 5: Drink a lot of water
Yes! Being healthy is as simple as drinking a glass of water. And while we don’t exactly recommend 8 glasses of water, we definitely suggest that it’s better to drink more or less according to your limits. Water helps you neutralize the acid in your bloodstream and helps your body metabolize nutrients more effectively while keeping you hydrated through a hard day of work.
Since 60% of your body is made up of water, and therefore if you were to treat your body to a more long-term advantage, it would involve enhancing the quality of the water you drink. While mineral water certainly can add benefit to your water drinking experience, alkaline water is significantly more beneficial, since it involves being enhanced with minerals and the electrolytes which make sports drinks, making you feel more energetic and healthy.
“Drinking water is essential to a healthy lifestyle”- Stephen Curry
So there you have it! 5 Steps to Live a More Active Lifestyle to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle.