Since obesity and other health problems plague most Americans, more and more people are working hard to get fit and make positive lifestyle changes. Which also means that more and more people are buying into fitness fads and trends that aren’t always supported by research. While many different fitness methods actually work, others bring risks and might endanger your health instead. Well, this list has plenty of ways to get fit safely and effectively.
1. Consistent exercise.
Keeping up exercise is an important aspect of being healthy. No matter what you eat, your body will be better off being used to its full capabilities, which exercise allows. Try these 7 Best Exercises for Weight Loss to start. And if you need something low-impact, even a simple walk at least four times a week for forty minutes is enough to keep your body decently fit.
2. Eat a balanced diet.
Nothing in excess, and everything in moderation. Keep a plate balanced with all sorts of food groups, especially vegetables. Take a look at this 7 Day Meal Plan to figure out a weekly diet that works for you. Try to get as many nutrients directly from your food as possible, so you can hopefully avoid expensive supplements.
3. Drink more water.
Water is the source of all life, so living dehydrated is no way to live at all. When you’re fully hydrated, your body will feel cleaner and your head lighter. We recommend drinking 64 oz. of water per day.
4. Build muscle with more protein.
Amino acids are the source of new muscle protein, and muscle mass helps keep your body fit and healthy. Feed your brand new muscles with some of these Easy Dinners with High Protein, and feel yourself getting stronger!
5. Eat raw foods.
The fewer processed foods you ingest, the better. The “cleaner” your diet, the less excess sugar, fats, and carbs you’ll accidentally ingest. Snack on fresh fruits and vegetables instead of turning to any snacks you’ve pre-made; nature pre-made these for you already! For more clean-eating options, check out this Ultimate Clean-Eating Grocery List and see what you already have in your pantry.