This is the right time to take stock of what has been achieved years behind and think of new healthy purposes for this year 2022. New goals are not always taken seriously, sometimes postponed day after day
In this article, REVIEW BIENESTAR, offers some tips to motivate and change some everyday habits in a simple way, to get a healthier life.
New goals and good purposes
Going to the gym, quitting smoking, eating healthy, reducing stress, learning a new activity, etc. are usually the most common purposes at the beginning of the year.
However, once what is to be done has been clearly defined, it is time to put in practice these changes in daily routineBut the willpower is not enough.
One of the first purposes that cannot be missed is to adopt a number of habits that contribute to health and well-being. These healthy habits should focus primarily on nutrition and exercise. You have to keep in mind that any beginning requires a lot of mental strength.
Therefore, some recommendations to facilitate this routine would be, primarily, achieveable objectivesthat is, the proposed goals must be realistic, feasible and clear.
It is also advisable to do it gradually, gradually, but on a regular basis. It is important to know what motivates since it is a factor that helps to achieve the proposed goal.
It is necessary to make clear what is sought, for example, it is easier to substitute a unhealthy habit for another, than to remove it abruptly.
The importance of nutrition
Although genetics, lifestyle and metabolism influence body weight, a healthy diet plays an important role in achieving optimal weight.
All this is directly influenced by a good foodwhich is important to provide the organism with all the nutrients it needs, in addition to helping to improve the mood and increase energy.
Some recommendations to follow when it comes to healthy eating:
- Dietary Variety: Daily eat vegetables, vegetables, cereals, fruits and food of animal origin
- Reduce salt and sugar consumption
- Drink plenty of water
- Moderate consumption of unhealthy fats and oils.
- Avoid harmful substances such as alcohol.
Is it necessary to count the calories consumed every day?
Calories are necessary for the body to have enough energy for essential functions, such as: physical activity, breathing, heart function, etc.
Although necessary, a excess of them may also have negative effects. Not all calories provide the same benefit to the body, as it depends to a large extent on the origin of the foods from which they come from.
It's important. distinguish between reducing calories and eating healthy. Therefore, for a healthy diet, you should not be obsessed with the number of calories that each food contains, but know which are the most healthy and present in the dietavoiding processed foods and providing unnecessary calories.
What are the differences between carbohydrates, fats and proteins?
These three nutrients are those that provide energy:
Denominated as carbohydrates. Their properties allow them to be primary and rapid sources of energy for the organism, in addition to developing an important role in the digestion of food.
Known as lipidsnot only contribute to the energy production of the organism (they are considered the slowest but most effective), but they are also present in the synthesis of hormones and other elements. Estados para Whatsapp
The fact that the human body contains more fat than necessary can cause obstructions in blood vessels or accumulations in certain parts of the body.
Among the different types of fats are the saturated fats that are the most dangerous for the body if they accumulate in large quantities, they are usually found in foods such as red meat or palm oil. Therefore, it is advisable to control consumption or replace it with other unsaturated fats.
They are formed by amino acids and are the main component of the cell structure. This nutrient is mainly involved in the maintenance and repair of tissues.
In the case of proteins, the organism takes much longer to metabolize them. So, are a much slower and sustainable source of energy.
However, an excess of protein leads to fat accumulation and transformation.
Everyday life is currently sedentary, as much of the work is done sitting a large part of the time and, in the case of the younger, they also spend a large number of hours sitting in class.
However, being physically active and playing sports regularly is really essential to peopleand the benefits it brings to the body are innumerable.
Therefore, it is necessary to try establish routines that include physical activity.
How to return to sport gently?
Adults between 18 and 60 years should spend 150 minutes a week on moderate aerobic exercise. This will be enough to have positive effects on the body related to the functioning of the heart, respiratory system, muscles and bones.
It is easy to start, just find a sport or exercise that suits every taste or need and start little by little.
By not being used to playing sports, it is normal that at first it is considered as something tedious or “obligatory”, but as the body gets used to it, you will appreciate these moments that you dedicate.
Progressive exercise is essential for muscles and joints to get used gradually and, above all, to avoid any type of injury.
Say goodbye to the scale
Obsessing with the scale is the worst thing you can do. Changing habits and striving to lead a healthier lifestyle is not something visible overnight.
Therefore, it is not necessary to weigh each day, the important thing is to be aware of developing good habits and that is what is needed to see and feel better.
Besides, it's important to remember that muscle weighs more than fatSo, when you begin to perform some kind of exercise regularly, even if you do not notice a sudden change in the scale, you will see a gradual change in the body.
Establish short-term and attainable objectives
Having aspirations is a key success factorbut it is even more important to establish real aspirations. When a target is set, it is important to understand that an effort will be made to achieve it, but that the effort must be attainable.
So establishing real goals, following a healthy diet, exercising and making the body adapt to changes, will make it possible to advance the goals that have been proposed and establish new ones.
Dedicate time and disconnect
Finally, the most important advice: spend time, disconnect and enjoy, either with family, friends or alone.
Sometimes habit changes cause stress that is added to the daily routine. But it is important to remember that all these changes that have been mentioned clearly provide a healthy lifestyle for both the body and the mind.
How to adopt habits and a healthy lifestyle? By REVIEW BIENESTAR
This is the right time to take stock of what has been achieved years behind and think of new healthy purposes for this year 2022. New goals are not always take
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