Winter is long gone, and summer is in the air. We are moving from our homes into the beautiful green world, with temperatures and weather that practically begs us to stay outside. Mother Nature is presenting herself in the best way she can, so we have to follow accordingly. Not only for our beauty standards but our health as well. Staying fit and in shape increases the quality of our lives, while making us satisfied when we look ourselves in the mirror. And it can be easy as counting to one, two, three, so let’s get started.
1. Physical activity
Many people forget that staying in shape is a simple math problem. You need to burn more calories than you intake. During winter we are accustomed to a sedentary lifestyle, which comes naturally. We move less and eat more. Particularly we eat stronger, more calorie-rich food. That food adds up to our bellies, waist and thighs. To melt it, you need to make your muscles burn.
Apart from diet, which we will talk about in a second, any form of physical activity is what the other half of the equation represents.
. It takes a bit of willpower to start, but once you get going, you get addicted.
Say farewell to sugar and late-night gorging. We all have been there, and we won’t lie. It’s late, you are bored and kind of hungry, and you have already opened the freezer enough times to lower your standards. Then you eat whatever you can get your hands on and crash on a sofa, in front of the PC or on your bed. Doing so is a recipe for catastrophe. Cutting out supper and replacing it with water is a good first step. Hydration is what we will touch upon next.
Sugar is your number one enemy. Eliminating it from your diet means no more sodas, fizzle drinks and sweets. Vegetables, fruits and meat. Pure, free range grown protein, brought to you via quality and natural meat delivery from your local butcher. You are what you eat, and you want to be healthy and strong. Protein, vitamins, water and natural fibers make your weight go down and your health go up. A bit of self-disciple goes a long way.
Human beings are about eight per cent made of water. You heard it a million times already, but we need to drink about two liters or half a gallon of water per day to stay healthy. Hydration is responsible for making your body function as it should. Your kindness can filter all the nasty stuff out, your liver can work top-notch, and your brain requires it. We can list how every organ benefit from it, but all you need to know is that it also helps you lose weight.
As you substitute alcohol and sugary drinks with water, you are doing your body a great favour. Helping it flush out all the negatives and enabling it to function top notch. With hydration, you will see those pounds go down with ease. All it took was a glass of water here and there.
To re-iterate physical activity, proper nutrition and hydration. These three are the foundation of your fitness journey. Losing weight brings with it all sorts of quality-of-life improvements, from cardiovascular to mental. We understand that before you even begin that journey, it may seem daunting at first. It takes a lot of willpower to get started, but the most important step you can make is the first one. Bit by bit, step by step, you will be able to see the fruits of your labour manifest before your very eyes. We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.