No physical or gastronomic torture. Yes to healthy living habits to take care of yourself – almost without thinking about it. We cannot ask for more.
Does everything in your life stay the same? Work, meetings, family, social life … The demand to handle everything at once and to top it off the need to get fit (and take off those extra pounds we drag), is more plausible than ever. Although we have good news, at least as far as the gym is concerned. Did you know that there are certain domestic routines that can help us get in shape and thus be able to do without the time, and the money, which requires going through the gym every week?
We talk about habits such as a moderate level of physical activity, a correct rest, a balanced diet … They are small customs that you must introduce in the diet, exercise and mind, to lead a good healthy lifestyle . They are also comfortable, cheap and only require a certain degree of discipline that we know that, if you have come here, you can apply.
Take good note of these 5 daily habits thanks to those who can do without the gym.
The importance of drinking water: to the phrase “we are what we eat” we should add that of “and drink”. The human body is composed of 70% water, the brain is made up of 70% water, the blood is 80% and the lungs are made up of water 90%. The cells of our bodies contain water. We are water hence, our body needs this elixir of life to function at full capacity. You have to drink at least 1.5 liters of water a day, which will also help us clean and filter our body of impurities to evacuate through urine. This natural cleansing and detox effect will also be of great help when fighting swelling or fluid retention. Caused by a bad diet, excess salt, etc., which will help us feel lighter.
Exercise on the couch: everyone loves to sit on the couch or end up lying at the end of the day. It is the happy moment of each day. But, did anyone imagine that this furniture dedicated to rest can also be used to get in shape? As it is. And there are a number of exercises to do from the sofa in our house, taking advantage of free time. The squats are one of the most practical -and hated, yes-, ending with the buttocks almost touching the sofa, but also push-ups supporting the feet and arms on the floor or, lying on their backs on the sofa, doing a leg lift that will give us abdominal strength. Repeat these exercises three times in series of 10.
Forget the elevator: live in a first or a sixth, going up and down stairs is one of the simplest exercises that work best when it comes to losing weight and gaining muscle and, in addition, it is an excellent way to fight cellulite Thanks to that we activate the circulation, especially in the action of climbing. It’s simple, it’s very cheap, and it’s also effective (the more you do it, of course). Another option is to go for a short walk from time to time, it is very effective and engages.
Make 5 meals a day that include fruit and vegetables: maintaining an active metabolism is key to achieving a balanced nutritional habit. That is why it is better for our body to “not go hungry” and feed it in lower doses but more continuously. It is the way to make our body “work” more constantly, and therefore we do not have hunger peaks for those who throw ourselves in the pantry to peck. Remember to also include fruit and vegetables – better if it is seasonal – in your daily diet, and better do it between meals and not as much as dessert after the main meals. Ah, breakfast is essential.