Take advantage of the warm weather by getting back into exercising and healthy living! Making healthy choices with eating and exercise can increase your life expectancy and quality of life, so we’ve got a few tips for you on healthy living in this week’s Virginia Square Plaza Blog!
Watch what you eat
As important as exercise is in maintaining a healthy body, the results come when you’re being careful about what you eat and drink. A healthy diet can be a heavy contributor to getting the results you desire in making a shift to healthy living. Focus more on eating fruits and vegetables instead of a meat-heavy diet, and strive for a slight caloric deficiency! Being healthy requires your body to get the nutrients it needs to function; starving yourself is not healthy!
Whether it’s eating or exercising, it’s good to take it slow. You don’t want to burn yourself out at the gym by doing too much too soon. Start with a low weight when doing your lifts and work up to heavier weights as you feel yourself getting stronger and as you get used to the weight. Taking it slow will prevent injury and help you be more consistent at the gym.
This same tip applies to healthy eating as well. If you’re looking to make a change, your diet probably consists of foods you can cut out. A sure way to fail at your diet is by cutting all of those things out completely. Wean off of the unwanted foods over time and your body will get used to the change instead of shocking it.
Eating well and exercising only work if you’re consistent and persistent. It takes a lot of discipline to accomplish consistency. Don’t worry about the future or the results that may or may not come. Take it a day at a time and be strict about following your set routine and eating habits!
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