Tips for Physical Wellbeing
Physical wellbeing consists of numerous components working together to aid in your body working like a well-oiled machine. The most common elements of physical health are the realms of exercise and nutrition. Without the right amount of each your body doesn’t work at its maximum potential. You don’t have to be a health nut and avoid all junk food forever in order to have good physical health. Although it is highly recommended that you do not try to live solely on processed foods and little to no exercise. If you don’t take care of your body then your body will not allow you to live to a ripe old age or enjoy what life you do have. Take the first steps to physical wellbeing by evaluating the current state of your health.
Get your body moving for a minimum of 15-30 minutes every day. This doesn’t have to be a consecutive amount of time although you should aim for 5-10 straight minutes in order to get better health benefits. If you think you can’t fit exercise into your routine then park as far away from the front door of your office or the local grocery store as possible. If you work in an office then get up and walk around or do some stretches every couple of hours. Try doing 10 pushups or sit ups a day for an entire month. The next month add another 10.
If you are already doing these easy steps take it that extra step by lifting weights 2-3 days a week. A few simple arms curls with dumbbells or squats can add muscle mass which helps to tone your body and speed up metabolism. The secret about weightlifting is that it actually helps to strengthen bones and therefore ward off the potential of breaking bones because they are too brittle.
Nutrition is not the complex problem that everyone seems to think it is. The basics required for physical wellbeing are water and living foods. Your body is created to use the natural foods to create energy. Processed foods may have once been alive but they have been trampled down until the nutrients are just to keep you alive but not actually living. If you are constantly sick and tired it is probably because your foods are not designed for optimal living, just existing.
Consider changing one nutritional habit at a time. Increase your water intake because if you are thirsty then you are already on the road to dehydration. Add fruits like lemon and cucumber to create all-natural flavored water. Try one new vegetable and one new fruit per week. You should be consuming a great deal of fruits and vegetables daily but if you are new to healthy eating then start with one of each per day. Another great way to get your daily servings is through juicing or smoothies. Drink 5-6 servings at one time.
If all else fails then start out your physical health journey with portion control and taking your dog for a walk every day. Your body and your dog will thank you. You will begin to notice that certain body parts don’t hurt any more or maybe you can walk up and down the stairs without getting winded. The important thing is to remember that it’s never too late to improve your physical wellbeing.