Tips to start a journey towards healthy lifestyle

The health and wellness sphere can be a confusing environment for beginners with limited knowledge of nutrition. This industry is filled with confusing and often conflicting opinions and fads that are almost never successful.  So how does a person start their fitness journey? Well we have got your back! 

Here are some research based tips on how to remain fit and healthy.

Cut Sugary Drinks

The first and most important thing is to cut out liquid sugar calories from your diet. This includes not only sodas and aerated drinks but also packaged juices which are loaded with sugars. These drinks directly contribute to obesity and slow down metabolism.

Drink more water

Very often we confuse thirst with hunger and end up overeating.  Make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water to avoid this. Drinking enough water will boost skin and hair health and also improve metabolism.

Sleep Sufficiently

A good sleep will not only keep you refreshed and energized but also aid you in your journey towards fitness. Poor sleep can drive insulin resistance, disrupt your appetite hormones, and reduce your physical and mental performance

Eat well

The foremost factor towards your good health is the food you consume on daily basis. Include low fat dairy, nuts, fatty fishes, fresh fruits and vegetables, coffee, herbs and spices in your daily diet.  Have a balanced diet and refrain from fad diets that are harmful for your overall health. Stay away from fast food, processed food and friend food as much as possible.

Take care of your mental health

Your mental and emotional wellbeing has a direct influence on your physical health. Try to take care of your emotional health by practicing meditation, reading good books, taking frequent trips to clear your mind of worries etc. Maintain a good work life balance and seek help if you feel the need.

Ditch alcohol, smoke and drugs

Completely abstain from smoking and consuming drugs for a healthy lifestyle. Try to drink as infrequently as possible and limit your alcohol intake to a few drinks only.

By Saloni Sethi

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