When it comes to our health and fitness, there are a number of hurdles (get it?) in the way of our well being. The modern age is one of convenience, and it sees fit to kill us with kindness. There are insidious threats to our health everywhere, and so learning to avoid them is paramount to your health. IT may sound bleak, but trust me when I say that it’s much easier than it sounds. It will require a healthy dose of will power, however, so be prepared. Here are the tips you’ll need to improve your over all health and fitness.
First and foremost, we as a society sit entirely too much. We sit at work, or at least the lucky ones do, we sit during transit, and we sit for recreation. This excessive sitting has led to weaker core muscles that would normally be strengthened by holding up upright. Now, however, we are prone to chronic back pain and hernias, among other things, merely from having it too good. Therefore, it’s time to get up off the couch and walk. Grab some shoes from The Walking Company and head out for a stroll, for starters, before graduating to hiking. Hiking is more demanding and therefore more useful than walking in your quest for self improvement. Another way to stay off these health problems is to invest in a standing desk, or a convertible desk, at the office.
Another important facet of health is our diet. Today’;s diet is rich in processed foods, ak junk food, because they are affordable and convenient. However, they are also nutritionally bankrupt and addictive. Therefore, it’s best to start cooking more home cooked meals and using fresh ingredients. This will show you tremendous benefits both immediately and in the long term, and your body will thank you. Expect to have more energy and an easier time losing weight, a great combination when paired with exercise.