Regardless of your body type, you are probably always looking for ways to improve your health and fitness. After all, none of us are perfect enough, and there is always room for improvement. Given this fact, it is important to analyze what you do well and what you could do better.
There may be aspects of your diet that you can modify to improve your health, or there may be ways to add more frequent and consistent exercise to your daily routine. As we get busier, how we take care of ourselves seems to be the first thing to do. Take a look inside and see if you can do better.
Trade Your Hamburger for a Veggie Burger
Instead of eating that greasy and unhealthy hamburger, would you prefer and go for a veggie burgers instead. Veggie burgers are significantly better for you because they contain less fat and fewer calories than ground beef burgers. You’ll also find that there are many varieties of these burgers, meaning you’ll likely find delicious options available to you. This also applies to all your meat products. Occasionally, remove meat from your diet and replace it with plant-based substitutes. These healthier options will help you forgo meat, as they taste pretty good on their own.
Try Strength Training
Did you know that strength training is the most efficient fat burning exercise? It’s more efficient than running and cycling, and available in every gym almost anywhere you go. Dig into that gym membership and try strength training. You will find that you will not only feel stronger and fitter, but you will also feel a boost in self-confidence as a result of the time you spend in the gym. There are a number of studies showing a clear link between increased self-esteem and weight lifting.
Ride Your Bike to Work
The majority of people live less than 15 miles from their place of work, and most still use a car to get there. Try riding your bike to and from work every day. Yes, it is more time consuming but not as much as you might think. Consider this: Your average 10-mile ride, when done during prime travel hours, will take about 20 minutes to complete. Estimating a conservative cycling pace, the same ride will take around 40 to 45 minutes to complete. So think of it this way: By giving yourself an extra 25 minutes of commuting, you get 45 minutes of exercise. If the commute is too long to cover both the return and the return trip, you can always arrange a return trip with co-workers. Choosing to ride your bike is good for you and good for the environment.
Burpee Breaks and Procrastinating Pushups
Unless you are a very efficient employee, you will most likely experience moments of downtime throughout the day. During that downtime, take a minute or two to do a set of burpees. If you’re not familiar with burpees, burpees are a great combination of strength and cardiovascular training. You start from a standing position, squat down to a plank position, do push ups, bring your knees to your chest to form a plank position, and do a squat jump back up. A set of ten should take about a minute, and you will feel how effective this exercise is after the first minute.
You can also punish yourself for procrastinating. Every time you decide to put things off a bit, get down on the floor until you’re ready to start working again. You will become fitter or more efficient. One of them is a significant increase.
Twice a Day Take a Walk
Most people don’t take the time to appreciate the world around them. Studies have shown that walking 30 minutes per day can greatly improve overall health and wellness, and it doesn’t have to be 30 minutes straight either. When you wake up, walk for 15 minutes through your neighborhood at a fast pace. This will help make you feel less groggy as you start your day will allow you to appreciate everything around you. When you get back home at the end of the day, take a 15-minute walk with a friend to catch up with each other for the day. You will feel better for it.