How To Motivate Yourself: Healthy Living Tips
No one can motivate anyone to do anything, all a person can do is to motivate oneself. It is quite understandable that when it is cold outside all a person wants is to stay in bed and watch movies. Technically motivation does not exist, but there are some scientifically proven tips that help in accomplishing a better lifestyle.
1. Photo at your heaviest and place it somewhere to remind you to get fit.
2. Place a photo of a fit girl right next to yours as a reminder of your goal.
3. Write down on paper your weight and your goal weight.
4. Read about it and make it fun.
5. Make a plan and put it on your refrigerator. Start following the plan until it converts into a daily routine. The routine will turn into a habit and your goal will be achieved.
Once you are done with the plan and you are ready to start with the exercise you have to consider your food as well. Only healthy eating will set you up to success. Healthy eating is about feeling great, having energy and stabilizing your mood.
The benefits of breakfast include energy and higher metabolism. Scientists have shown that having a healthy breakfast will help you improve concentration, give you strength and will lower your cholesterol levels. Having breakfast also helps in weight control, since studies have shown that breakfast eaters tend to weigh less than breakfast skippers. “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and dine like a Pauper” is a much known phrase that you must follow.
Drinking water maximizes the effectiveness on the human body. Drinking 2 glasses of water after waking up helps activate internal organs while 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal helps digestion. Also, 1 glass of water before taking a bath helps lower blood pressure, 1 glass of water before going to bed avoids heart attack or stroke. Water is good for the brain as well. It hydrates brain cells and prevents dehydration. Our brain is made from 75% water and when is dehydrated, is starting to perform very low.
Vegetables contain important vitamins and minerals that your body needs in order to keep it healthy, they can also help boost immunity and reduce your chance of stroke. They help regulate digestion, therefore eat your colors every day, fight against cancer, heart disease and the effects of aging. Vegetables help to stay young with shiny skin.
Eating fruits helps in weight loss, provides energy for exercising and can help in slowing the aging process. Fruits also help for lower blood pressure. The benefits of juicing fruits are even better. Juicing decreases allergies, balances skin conditions, improves nail strength and hair health and also helps in mental, emotional and spiritual health.
Studies have shown that drinking tea has many benefits. Tea helps with cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Also helps with weight loss, lower cholesterol and bring about mental alertness. Tea has calming effect as well and helps in falling asleep quickly.
Health benefits of protein are plenty. It boosts the immune system, promotes fat loss, improves cognitive performance and builds stronger muscles and bones. It also promotes healthy insulin secretion and rapid healing of wounds and it is also good for the sight. Protein fights diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart disease as well.
The intake of Calcium prevents kidney stones and colon cancer. It also prevents pre-menstrual blues and cardiovascular disease, controls the blood pressure and weight. There are studies that suggest daily intake of calcium in milligrams. Children’s (4-8 years) daily intake should be 800 mg, adolescents and young adults (9-18 years) – 1300 mg, adults (19-50 years) should take calcium 1000 mg daily and adults (51 and older) – 1200 mg calcium.
2.What to avoid
Avoid fast food
There are reasons why you should avoid fast food. First of all, irritates pores and causes acne. Second of all, there are plenty of harmful chemicals that can cause diseases like cancer for example. Regular consumption of junk food causes heart disease. Hypertension and diabetes can also be the cause of increased consumption of fast food.
Avoid eating at night
Avoid eating at night and you avoid gaining weight. That’s the first benefit. Eating late night changes the rate at which your metabolism functions during your sleep because when you eat during the day you are active and your metabolism is fast. Secondly, it effects your sleep cycle. It may cause harder time to falling asleep and waking up more often.
Run every day
Every day run makes you happier and skinnier, it helps you burn calories and lose weight fast. Running strengthens your knees and bones and will keep you sharper as you age, adds years to your life. It also reduces the risk of cancer.
Go to the gym several times a week
If you can't run and its cold outside, heat the gym. There must be a trainer that can help you with the exercises. Don't let the lazy overrule you.
Doing yoga is good for stress release and your metabolism, it unites body and mind, muscular and cardiovascular health. You will improve your breathing and get rid of the toxins in your system.