Fitness to Last a Lifetime

If you’re like most of us, there are not enough hours in the day to do everything that needs your attention. Work and family take up most of your time, and your personal fitness can take a back burner when to comes to priorities. By making small changes in your health choices, you can easily integrate healthy habits into your lifestyle and they’ll become part of your lifetime fitness. Here are the three key areas you’ll need to remember, and as long as you work a bit on each one you’ll find you’ve made your health a priority without even trying!

Drink water. Our bodies are made mostly of water, and you have to replenish your fluids daily. Try starting by drinking a glass in the morning, at meals, and at night; you should aim for around eight glasses a day as a goal. Of course, you may need more or less depending on your weight and exercise routine, so learn what your body needs and supply it.

Did we say exercise? Of course our bodies need to exercise in order to become and remain fit. You should aim for about 20 minutes of aerobic exercise at least three or four times a week, and by aerobic we mean, get your heart pumping and your blood circulating! If you’re short of time for an organized session, park your car further from the door or run up and down the stairs a few times. Get moving and you’ll get healthy fast!

We all remember the old saying, “garbage in, garbage out!” and the same holds true for your body. We aren’t designed to thrive on either fast food or gourmet dishes, so try to add more fruit and fresh vegetables to your daily meals. A great way to do this is to have at least one salad a day, and add extras of your favorite veggies and fruits. You should also consider taking quality vitamins on a daily basis, so you won’t have to worry about missing vital nutrients. A top brand such as Life Extension will offer specialty vitamins too, so you can customize your nutrients to your specific needs.