Everyone desires good health and fitness but like every good thing in life, not everyone achieves optimum health and fitness because not everyone knows what it takes or is ready to do whatever it takes.
Staying fit and healthy does not happen by its self. If that is something you desire, you have to make it happen. Some people have come to realize that and so they adopt a lifestyle that helps them stay healthy and fit.
If you have been wondering how to keep your waistline in check or why you suddenly breathe heavily when you lift a little weight, go for a short walk or climb a few stairs, you will get the answer here and what you need to do to stay fit and healthy like people who are.
So what are the top 3 habits of people who stay fit and healthy and how can you imbibe them?
Habit #1: They Exercise Every Day – Even If It’s For 15 Minutes
This is one of the common habits of people who maintain good health and fitness. It’s easy for most of us to come up with excuses why we cannot or do not exercise on a daily basis.
But like achieving success in every other area in life, you can have success or you can have your excuses. There is no middle ground and you certainly can’t have the two.
Making a habit of exercising is not something you can not do if you are determined to make it happen. It’s all about priority. If you consider it important enough to incorporate into your daily routine you will find time for it. And you should if you are serious about maintaining good health and staying fit.
Getting at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of intense exercise per week is recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine, who also say that alternating aerobic and resistance exercises is important for keeping the whole body fit.
Habit #2: They Eat Healthy Food
This is probably the most important habit of all for maintaining a healthy body and fitness. As you may already know not all foods are created equal. Some foods we eat are actually harmful to our bodies but we keep consuming them because of habit or culture and tradition. It’s what we know to eat and so we do not bother to find out its consequences on our bodies.
Healthy people watch what they eat. They have come to understand through professional advice or personal research and information the right foods for their bodies to stay healthy and strong.
You need to do the same.
Habit #3: They Get Enough Sleep
This is another vital habit to staying healthy and fit. You may be wondering how fitness is connected to sleep. Cheri Mah, a sleep medicine researcher at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco was asked what was more important to fitness between sleep and exercise, and she said it was sleep.
Sleeping is just as crucial to a healthy lifestyle as training or exercise. The lack of sleep can make it difficult for the body to build muscle.
So apart from developing the habit of exercising every day, and eating a healthy diet, you need to get at least six hours of sleep on a daily basis to keep yourself in top shape both physically and mentally.
So get started today if you haven’t been doing any of these top 3 habits of healthy living and staying fit.