Written by: Melanie Talastas-Soriano BA-Kin, CAT(C), ISSA-CPT
Athletic Therapist, PersonalTrainer
Maintaining good health have been the focus for many people for many years. Whether you are just starting or need to maintain your good health, small changes is important to see big results. Here are ten ways that you can apply to your fitness regimen to maintaining good health starting today.
ONE: Keep moving, stay active to burn calories. Simple exercise like push-ups, squats, crunches or stretch will do the job. You can perform this at home while watching tv.
TWO: Reward yourself with clothing, music, new shoes or fitness gears instead of food. Having new gears helps with motivation to keeping active.
THREE: Fill your plate with 75% vegetables and the rest with whole grains and lean proteins. Remember, when you look at your plate, be sure it’s colorful.
FOUR: Sign up for an athletic event to keep yourself motivated with a goal or support local events for a cause: Zumba for a cause of Karma Yoga for a cause.
FIVE: Reach for mustard, hot sauce and salsa instead of ketchup, mayo or sour cream. Mustard, hot sauce and salsa are made with healthier spices.
SIX: Sleep 7-8 hours for muscle and mind recovery. Also, it will help you to not overeat.
SEVEN: Eat and chew slowly because it takes 20 minutes for your body to realize you are full. If you are at a dinner table, it would be helpful if you mingle and enjoy your company.
EIGHT: Drink 8 glasses of water throughout the day. The body is made of 75% of water so you must stay hydrated. Put lemon or cucumber to your water for added flavor.
NINE: Update your music to change your playlists for extra motivation.
TEN: Take 5 minutes every day to practice deep breathing. Whether you are at your desk, at the gym or at home, practicing simple breathing exercises can help you refocus and concentrate to what you will do next. Deep breathing with your eyes closed is a form of meditation to connect with yourself within.
I hope these simple tips will help you maintain your good health for 2018.
A New Year. A New Start.
Wishing you a successful and glorious Happy New Year