Almost everyone can recognize at least one area of their physical health where improvements can be made. Whether it’s getting in more exercise or quitting smoking, any steps you take toward having a healthier body will bring you closer to having your best body ever. And while you may never have the physique of a fitness model, being healthy in your mind and body can and will immensely improve your life. So to help get you there, here are three things other than working out that will help you get the best body of your life.
Eat More Of What’s Good and Less Of What’s Bad
Nutrition plays a big role in both your physical and mental health. When you eat poorly, both your body and your mind suffer. For this reason, Alyssa Lee of Health.com reports that fitness trainer Ashley Koff recommends for people to eat at least 1400 calories a day of foods that will give your body the vitamins, minerals and nutrients it needs. She shares that it’s often when people severely cut their calorie intake or start skipping meals that their physical health suffers. So by eating more of the foods that benefit your body and less of the foods that don’t, you’ll have more energy and stamina as well as a boosted metabolism.
Water, Water, Water
If you’re not drinking water throughout the day, it’s very unlikely that your body is functioning even close to where it should be. According to the editors of Shape.com, water helps your body to have a higher metabolism, healthier heart, less headaches, more brain power and many other benefits. When your body isn’t adequately hydrated, you’re vulnerable to injury, illness and even emotional and mental issues. Because of this, you can’t be your best self or have your best body if you’re not drinking enough water. Do some research and find out how much water your specific body type needs during the day, and make it a goal to get that amount every day.
View Health Holistically
While focusing on exercise is going to get the outside of your body looking good, there’s a lot more to your health than just the outward appearance. LifeQualityExaminer.com suggests that in order to have your best body, you have to understand the “Full Circle of Wellness”. This means looking at your health holistically rather than just what the number on the scale shows you. Having complete wellness includes having good nutrition, getting daily exercise, and minimizing the amount of stress in your life. Without viewing your health and wellness as a whole system rather than separate parts, you could be neglecting something major in your life that would otherwise be helping you to live with the best body you possibly could.
It’s important not to neglect any area of your life when striving to reach the destination of your best body. Use the tips mentioned above to bring your entire life into balance and enjoy your life journey even further.
Originally posted on April 27, 2016 @ 10:00 pm