1. Go easy on yourself

DO NOT PRESSURE YOURSELF! First thing that you should know is to achieve your fitness goal in the healthiest way possible.  Getting yourself pressured would mount to stress. Go easy on yourself.  Think and plan little by little, have a long term aim and plan for small steady changes. Always remember it’s about changing habits and a lifestyle that gets results.

2. Do not skip meals

Always stick to a regular schedule of three healthy meals and two snacks each day. Do not ever skip meals; good diet is always the key. Remember that no shortcut in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

3. Drink lots of water

This is one that never seems to go away and that’s because it’s so important. Water is our lifeblood and our bodies are made up of 75% water. In one study from Virginia Tech, researchers found that people who drank two cups of water before right before eating a meal consumed between 75 and 90 calories fewer during that meal. Sipping vegetable broth or tea with lemon can also serve the same purpose.

4. Try to cleanse

Cleanse! Cleanse! Cleanse! You should always flush out all of those toxins and calories that are in your system now. Whether be it a juice cleanse (we’ve got a good suggestion for you), or some tea, just do not forget to cleanse.

5. Cut out sugar-sweetened beverages

Sugar is bad news for a healthy diet, and sometimes can be downright deadly. Countless studies have shown the negative health effects of guzzling sugar-sweetened beverages. Sugary drinks have been linked to an increased risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and even an early death. Avoid drinks such as soda, sweet tea, flavored coffees, and sports drinks.

6. Eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables

Eat a wide variety of colors and get a broad range of nutrients. Be creative on your preparing your meal. A little mix of colors on your plate will make eating vegetables and fruits more appealing, too!

7. Know how to live your healthiest life at every age

Health knows no limits. Getting and staying healthy should always be a priority, keep track on your health and the risk associated with your age. Always remember, health is wealth!

8. Add exercises to your routine that improve your balance and health

Too much sitting and not enough moving can be bad for our health. Make movements be a part of our daily routine. There’s no better way to bolster your self-confidence than by working out and seeing change and growth in your body.

8. Manage stress levels – meditate more.

We live extraordinary lives. Busy, information packed, and stressful lives. Let your thoughts come and go. Calm your mind and meditate.

10. Get a better night sleep

Sleeping on time and getting enough sleep has a positive effect on everything from brain function and heart health to emotional well-being. It improves our memory and alertness, curbs inflammation, reduces stress and obesity and generally helps us to live healthier and longer.

SOURCES

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