Putting the energy into yourself past your looks can be a daunting thing to do. The aesthetics of your appearance – so your clothes, your hair, even how you shave – can be easily altered, and the effects can be seen straight away. This is something that we do on a daily basis, and it’s easier to go out and buy new clothes than it is invest into a healthier body; that’s a total given and one that we’ve come to accept. But now is a better time than any to start taking care of the body underneath the clothes and ensuring you’re doing the best for a better you.
Keep a check on your diet
The more you watch what you’re eating, the more you’ll obsess about it. You don’t need to calorie count everything if you haven’t got the need to lose weight, but it’s always good to make a conscious effort to eat healthier. Aim for foods that are less loaded in saturated fats, and increase your intake of superfoods to get in some great nutritional goodness that’s hard to find elsewhere. Your body will thank you for it.
Exercising more doesn’t mean that you have to buy a pass for the gym or start getting up earlier to go out on a 5 mile run. If you start walking more instead of using the car, biking to places that may take a little longer to get to and using the stairs instead of the elevator, these are all things that can add to your recommended amount of steps for the day. If you’re suffering from fatigue or don’t have the energy to motivate yourself, try testosterone therapy or maybe changing your diet/sleep pattern to cater for your new routine. Investing in a Fitbit or something similar can help motivate you to get out and about more to increase your heart rate. Getting your heart pumping more can only mean good things in this rate.
Drinking more water will aid your concentration levels as well as a whole host of other things – it’s just generally better for you. The recommendation is that you drink at least eight glasses of water a day, so aim for this magic number and see if you can keep to it for at least a week. Then take a step back and see if you can feel the benefits – chances are that you’ll be able to. It also keeps you fuller for longer, helping you to stop the unnecessary snacking.
Socialise outside of social media
There’s a lot that can be said for social media; it’s definitely helped to bring people together, but in a way we never thought would happen. We are more willing to sit inside on our phones than go and meet the people that we have been speaking to online. In most instances, we have known these people for a while and new them long before a friend request was sent, so why don’t we make the effort to spend time outside of our phones and laptops catching up in a real-life place?