Get Healthy While Staying Happy

For a lot of people, the thought of getting healthy can sometimes be sad. Just the thought of having to go on a very strict diet is sometimes enough to keep you from wanting to get healthy. Also, you simply cannot imagine yourself waking up early just to exercise. Well, getting healthy can be fun. Just follow these simple tips.

Do Something Physical with Friends

Get into an exercise routine, but encourage your closest friends to join you. Enlist together in a fitness boot camp. In a boot camp, you and your friends can join other people in a high energy, highly motivating series of work outs. On the other hand, you can also choose to play any of your favorite sports with your buddies. Make sure you and your friends set a regular schedule for these games to allow you to exercise regularly. Visit this link http://www.activatebootcamps.melbourne/schedule/ascot/ for more info on boot camp in Ascot Vale.

Keep Indulging But Reduce Portions

If you like eating pasta and pastries, that’s fine. But you have to learn to watch your portions. You will be amazed at the immediate effect portion control can have on your weight. At the same time, learn to avoid stress eating as it causes you to eat everything without even thinking about it. Be very conscious about what you are feeding yourself. Moreover, if you find yourself still a bit hungry, you can indulge a bit more on salads and a host of vegetable sides; just don’t go overboard with the dressing or dip.

When You End Up Over Indulging, Compensate

Say you attended a party the night before and you indulged in a host of appetizers, drinks, mains and desserts more than you should have. Don’t feel bad about it, it sometimes happens. Just eat much lighter the next day. For instance, opt for a salad for lunch. And if you still feel a little bloated from all the indulging you have done, just make yourself some fragrant tea and enjoy it plain. It can do wonders for your digestive system.

If You Can, Walk to Where You’re Going

Park your car a bit farther than you would from the office to give you a chance to stretch your legs a bit. You can also opt to take the stairs instead of the elevator on your way in. According to the American Heart Association, walking at least 30 minutes a day can help keep your blood pressure in check, maintain your weight at a healthy level and reduce your risk from diseases such as heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, breast cancer and colon cancer.