When it comes to health and fitness, we’re understandably very invested in out well being and our future. After all, it’s a matter of life and death, in a sense, as poor health contributes to a shorter life and a lower quality of life, so it behooves us to take care of our bodies. However, that’s easier said than done in the modern world of convenience and luxury that sees fit to kill us with kindness. Getting fit can be a real slog if you’re not addresses the real problems that contribute to poor health. Namely, these are prolonged sessions of sitting and processed foods. Knowing these enemies can help you better fight them and improve your health, so here are a few tips.
First and foremost, let’s address diet concerns. AS mentioned above, processed foods have become ubiquitous in the modern age for their low cost and easiness to cook. However, these traits are owed to additives like sodium and sugar that also rob them of nutritional value and make them addictive. Therefore, we must cut them largely out of our diets in order to improve our health. Instead, you should cook your own meals using fresh ingredients. This will result in you having more energy, for starters, and will help you shed excess pounds. Your body will thank you when you see benefits both immediately and in the long term.
Then, there’s the sitting problem. We sit for work, or at least the lucky ones do, we sit to travel, and we sit for fun at home. This weakens our core muscles normally used to keep us upright, and that can lead to hernias, chronic back pain, and more, so we need to get up off the couch to nip this problem in the bud sooner rather than later. For starters, this means taking a walk once in awhile, or even hiking. Just make sure you don’t forget your Samsung cell phone, just in case you get lost or stranded. Another way to help improve your health is to invest in a standing desk, or a convertible desk, in the office so you can continue to make money at your desk job without sacrificing your health.