Staying healthy does not have to be a daunting task! There is a common misconception that making the decision to change your lifestyle is easy but that meeting the demands of your new, healthier lifestyle is where most fall short.
You can crush this misconception by breaking down difficult lifestyle changes into smaller and easier tasks, making a healthier lifestyle that much more attainable!
Here are Our Top Tips for Staying Healthy
Getting healthy and staying that way isn’t as hard as it may seem. By sticking to small, simple activities, making healthy choices, and increasing your health awareness, you can easily manage your health.
Start Your Day with A Cup Of Warm Water
We all love a steaming hot cup of coffee early in the morning, but did you know the negative effects of starting your day with a caffeine kick?
For women, consuming coffee on an empty stomach can increase cortisol levels, which negatively impacts ovulation, weight, and hormonal balance. Cortisol is also known as the “stress” hormone. Normally, your cortisol levels fluctuate throughout the day, and morning is when it’s at its highest. Consuming caffeine when your cortisol is at its highest can cause you to produce more.
Instead, why not start your day with a glass of warm water? We all know that having a glass of water will help keep your body healthy and hydrated, but did you know that it will also improve digestion, relieve congestion, and can even improve your central nervous system function?
Be Aware of Harmful Fats
We all need some form of fat in our diet, but we need to be aware of the amounts and type of fats that we are consuming.
There are two types of fat: saturated fat and unsaturated fat. Be aware of saturated fat as this type of fat can increase the amount of cholesterol in your blood. Increased levels of cholesterol will negatively impact the health of your heart, which will give you a risk of developing heart disease.
Most saturated fats come from animal sources, which includes meat and dairy. It’s best practice to replace some of your saturated fats with unsaturated fats. Swap out your whole fat milk with a fat-free alternative. Avoid frying and try other cooking techniques such as baking, broiling, or grilling.
Drastic changes cannot be made overnight but taking the first step and starting with small adjustments will impact your health for the better.
Try Simple Exercises
We all know that there are countless positive effects of exercise, such as weight-loss, making you feel happier, reducing risks of chronic diseases – the list goes on!
Starting to exercise can feel like a burden. You need to decide which type is right for you based on the time of day, your energy levels, whether you will have good company, the location etc. Planning to exercise takes more effort over following through!
We have a simple solution – Club Pilates. With a range of class offerings that challenge your mind as well as your body, Club Pilates provides a path to a more fulfilling life.
Not only will Pilates train your body, it’s also very versatile. This low-impact exercise will aim to strengthen your muscles while improving your posture and flexibility. A typical Pilates class at Club Pilates will consist of various exercises and stretches. Each exercise or stretch will be introduced with the correct breathing technique and abdominal muscle control.
The amazing instructors at Club Pilates have more training hours across more disciplines than industry standard. You’ll get individual attention in a fun group setting with other people who know that on life’s journey, it’s best to stay flexible.