It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, but you don’t have to be. With a few small changes and some patience, you can stay fit at any age. Here are seven tips for how:
Make your environment work for you.
Make your environment work for you.
For example, when you’re busy running errands or doing housework, park further away from the entrance so that when you return home (or get there early), there’s no reason to take an elevator up a flight of stairs. Instead of waiting for the elevator and then walking down two flights of stairs yourself while carrying groceries in one hand and a child in another, go ahead and walk around outside on those last few steps—and maybe even take some extra time out of your day by taking advantage of this opportunity to get some fresh air! By making small changes like these throughout your day, over time they add up into big improvements in fitness levels.
Don’t drink your calories.
Dietary calories are just as important, if not more so, than the amount of physical activity you put in. The key here is moderation: don’t drink your calories! If you’re drinking alcohol at least once per day and consuming any other beverages (including sodas), then it’s best to limit this intake to no more than two drinks per day. This will help keep your waistline trim and reduce the risk of developing certain cancers such as breast cancer or colon cancer. It also makes sense environmentally because less carbon dioxide is produced when people don’t drink sugary beverages like soda pop or energy drinks; these items contain high levels of sugar which contribute significantly towards global warming due largely in part due their carbon footprint creation during manufacturing process(s) involved with producing them.”
Sit less, move more.
Sitting is one of the biggest culprits in keeping us out of shape, but it’s also one of the easiest things to fix. It’s not just that sitting all day makes you fat—it actually causes our bodies to become less healthy over time.
Try these simple tips:
- Sit less at work! Stand up and walk around every 20 minutes or so (or even better, take a 10-minute break). If you can’t get away from your desk because you’re working on an important project or meeting with clients/colleagues/bosses and they’ll freak out if they see someone else coming in—get an adjustable standing desk! This will allow you to work anywhere while feeling healthier than ever before!
- Take stairs instead of elevators when possible (and be sure not use escalators). The more steps we take per day increases the amount oxygenated blood flow throughout our bodies which leads us towards better health overall–especially since most people spend too much time sitting down at their desks staring at computer screens without getting enough activity throughout their day
Move more during the day.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Walk to lunch instead of driving (and save money!).
- Walk to the store instead of driving (and save time).
- Take a walk after dinner, at least 10 minutes long and no more than 3 miles long per day for best results. This will help you stay fit because it makes you move more often throughout your day and throughout those three miles of walking in order to burn extra calories that could otherwise go towards being overweight or obese!
Get enough sleep.
Sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your body. Getting enough sleep can help with weight loss, improve mood and energy levels, increase muscle mass, sharpen your memory and even ward off depression.
- But how much sleep does one need?
It depends on your age and activity level—but generally speaking, adults need between seven to eight hours per night. If you’re more active or have an hectic schedule (like working from home), try goal-setting so that you know what kind of amount of restful sleep is appropriate for each day of the week.
- How do I get better quality sleep?
There are several things that can help:
Don’t skip breakfast.
You might think that skipping breakfast is a great way to save time and money, but this isn’t true. In fact, it can actually make you feel hungrier than normal after lunchtime because your body is craving nutrients.
Here’s what you need:
- 2 slices of whole wheat bread with butter or margarine (butter works better)
- 1 slice of cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of fruit or yogurt with granola/muesli (you can add some nuts if desired)
Eat healthy fats.
- Eat healthy fats.
- Healthy fats are good for you, especially your heart and brain. They help lower cholesterol and keep a healthy balance of hormones in your body. They also protect against inflammation, which can be a result of eating unhealthy foods like sugar or processed foods with additives like trans fats (which are basically hydrogenated oils).
- Fatty acids give skin its glow; they’re also critical to maintaining moisture levels in hair—and they keep nails strong!
You can stay fit with small changes to your routine
You can stay fit with small changes to your routine. The best way to start is by making one small change at a time that will lead to long-term improvements in your health and fitness level. By breaking down the big task into smaller steps, you’ll find that it’s easier and more effective than if you try to tackle it all at once. If your goal is losing 10 pounds, then start there—a slow loss over time will make all the difference in the world! You might also consider taking up running or cycling as an easy way to increase cardiovascular exercise (and burn some extra calories).
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to start living a healthier lifestyle!