With the holidays over, the overeating done with and the New Year upon us, now is a good time to consider losing weight and restoring your health.
Remember when you were young, healthy and energetic? You’d go to bed at 2am and wake-up at 6am feeling completely rested and alert.
Well, if you are over the age of 40 or approaching it, you know that those days are over. You are no longer the healthy youngster you once were, and if you insist on maintaining the life style of an 18-year old, you are bound to run out of steam, if you haven’t done so already.
However, if you are out of steam and feeling tired and unhealthy, it’s time to start taking care of yourself by losing the extra weight, restoring your health and maintaining the vessel that is used to take you on your earthly journey; your body.
You can never be 18 again, but you can lose those extra pounds, restore your health and energy, and live a longer life.
The following are steps you can take to help you lose weight and Restore your health and Energy
One of the most important things you can do to help keep your body healthy and lose weight is to drink a lot of water. The human body is 70% water and the health of all the organs that are part of this unique vessel depend largely on liquids, primarily water. So go ahead and drink up, not only when you’re thirsty, but throughout the day and night, and watch those extra pounds vanish away, your skin starts to glow and you start to feel a lot healthier.
The benefits of keeping our body properly hydrated are numerous and include the prevention of colon, pulmonary and bladder diseases. So go ahead and drink to your health.
Consume healthy Foods such as fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables can be eating at any time of the day or night as part of any healthy meal. The great thing about fruits and vegetables is that they are fat free and high in fiber, which is essential for a healthy digestion.
Avoid fried foods
It’s hard to the denied the good taste of deep fried food such and French fries, fried chicken and fried pork meat. But it’s also hard to deny the fact that fried foods are unhealthy; they increase our body weight and clog our arteries, which lead to high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. To live a healthy life style we must avoid greasy foods.
Use sugar and salt sparingly
Use sugar sparingly to avoid health complications such as type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Too much salt in your diet is unhealthy and it allows your body to retain unnecessary water, thus increasing your blood pressure which affects all the organs in your body, especially your heart, kidneys and brain.
Exercise 3 to 4 times a week
To lose weight and restore our health and energy we need to get some form of daily exercise; this can be in the form of brisk walking, jogging or simple using the stair instead of the elevator. The important thing is to move, get your heart rate up and your muscles working up a sweat. To live a long and healthy life, exercise has to be part of our weekly routine.
When we sleep our body is allowed to recuperate energy used during the day. When we are rested our senses are sharper and we are more alert. Getting the adequate amount of sleep at night can benefit our heart and mind; it can also help us maintain a healthy weight.
The above information will help prevent you from gaining weight and developing health problems such as high blood pressure, heart diseases, diabetes, colon complications, kidney failure, dementia and stroke, among infinite others health complications that can be avoided by taking better care of ourselves.
The process of losing weight and restoring our health and energy need not be complicated with caloric count; we simple avoid unhealthy food, embrace a healthy diet and exercise regularly. By following these steps you will see results in a matter of weeks or even days.
Please consult with your healthcare physician before starting any rigorous exercise programs or regimen.