Eating healthy is said to promote the overall well being of our body. Our body needs certain nutrients, minerals and other such components which keeps our body going. With the rise of new diseases every now and then, eating healthy and staying fit becomes necessary. Eating healthy food items strengthens our bodies and immune system to fight better with any diseases. It makes one feel happy, calm, and content like one feels to be around the live and artificial plants in their garden and nature trail. Regardless of how fit you are as you regularly choose to workout, eating healthy fruits, vegetables, lentils, and other such edible items improve the quality of one’s lives and better their lifestyle. Let’s see how we can aim for fitness and incorporate healthy eating habits in our daily lives.
How To Aim For Fitness?
- Work towards maintaining your weight. Not physique, but try to reduce some kilos or inches.
- Try to be physically active as you try to incorporate atleast 30 minutes a day 5 days a week.
- Eat healthy to get yourself energised before you start with your workout regime.
- Try to manage your stress with exercise, healthy eating, relaxation, and good coping skills. You can try to practise meditation.
Healthy Eating Habits
- Try to incorporate different colours of veggies in your diet. 3 or more servings in a day will be more than enough for such veggies.
- Eat as many varieties of fruits as possible. Try to have some seasonal fruits in your diet.
- Have whole-grain, high-fibre bread and cereals in your diet. Chuck out refined or processed carbohydrates and replace them with whole-grain products.
- Drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat dairy products.
- Have low-fat sources of protein, including eggs, beans, poultry without skin, seafood, lean meats, unsalted nuts, seeds, and soy products. If you are a meat lover, then try to have white meat more than red meat.
- Lessen the intake of saturated fats and trans-fats as much as possible.
- Avoid cooking food with solid fats and instead use vegetable oil.
- Try to reduce your salt or sodium intake. If you are aged 50 or above, then lower your salt intake to less than 1,500 mg. per day.
- Have a limited amount of junk foods or street foods. Also avoid food made with refined white flour, solid fats or trans fats, added sugars, and are high in sodium.
- Try to avoid drinking sodas and other sugar-added drinks. These drinks are high in calories with no nutrients at all but lots of sugar.
- If you drink alcohol, try to drink in moderation.
- Chew your food as much as possible before you gulp it.
- Have homemade or home-cooked food as much as possible.
- Eat smaller portions of meals and never try to skip any meals, including your breakfast, lunch or dinner.
- Get enough sleep and workout every day to improve your digestive system.
- Eat as much as you want but eat healthy and in small portions, as said earlier.
So, we hope we pushed you in the right direction. Now it’s your time to take up healthy eating habits and improve your lifestyle.