Getting healthier is not about going on a one-month diet or signing up at the gym for several weeks until you lose several kilos: Getting healthier is about adopting a new lifestyle, one filled with better and healthier habits. Femme Physiotherapy knows that becoming healthy takes patience, dedication and most importantly, consistency. Here are a few helpful tips for better health.
1. It all starts in your mind
Even more important than diet and exercise is the attitude you have. A positive attitude is the first step to a positive outcome. Believe that you have what it takes to get healthy and that you will achieve your goals. Once you are in the right state of mind, the journey to a healthier you will be easier.
2. Just start
One of the biggest inhibitions to getting healthy is making grand resolutions. As a result most people never go far in achieving the goals they have set. Instead of setting a high bar, a better way to start being healthier is to just start.
Start making small changes in your life by eating smaller potions, eating more vegetables, walking a little bit more and so on. These small habits give way to bigger life changes that will make a big impact on your health. Do not say you will start next week or next month or the New Years. Just start immediately.
Right now there is something you can do towards a healthier life. Instead of watching TV, you can go out for a walk. If you are eating ice cream, swap it for a carrot, or halve your portion size: Are you eating it for its nutrition or its taste? Look around your life and start making the differences you need to make.
3. What you eat is super important
Your diet is one of the most important factors affecting your health. Start from your plate when making lasting lifestyle changes. For example, check whether you eat too much. Cutting portions is one of the fastest ways to start losing weight and getting healthy.
Even more important than your food potions is the type of food you are eating. If your food is full of starches and sugar and low on vitamins, iron and protein, you are not healthy. Nutritional and medical experts advise that your diet should be mostly made up of vegetables and fruits that contain proteins, healthy oils and limited amounts of healthy starches. Cut out the sugar, unhealthy trans-fats and excess salt watch the calories disappear from your diet. This means no more sodas, sugary pastries and junk food.
4. Get moving
Exercise is another crucial part of the health equation. Make sure that you are engaging in exercise every day, combining fat-burning cardio and muscle-building strength training. Other than losing weight, exercise has so many other health benefits. It keeps your heart healthy and protects you from a wide range of diseases.
If you are experiencing health issues such as pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence or problems associated with pregnancy, Femme Physiotherapy in North Shore can help. Their physiotherapist North Shore services are aimed at helping women regain their healthy and vibrant lives. To contact a physiotherapist, visit www.femmephysio.co.nz.