Article by Sumaiya Hamid
People often assume that ‘fitness’ is a short term project or a fad they can adopt for a season. But in reality, fitness is more of a lifestyle, almost like a marathon that you keep on running at a steady pace without stopping. This article is not to convince you to be healthy but a blend of actionable tips that can help you in starting your fitness journey. So, let’s dive into it!
You are what you eat! A simpler way to put it, go back to your roots. Your outer body is an outcome of what you put inside your body.
Our bodies didn't grow up eating junk, artificial or processed foods, we grew up eating homemade, healthy and earthy ingredients from our own kitchen, and our bodies loved it!
But it's not just about what you eat but also how you eat it, what time you eat and with what emotion!
Just like we have the day and night cycle there is an internal body clock called circadian rhythm which needs to be respected and maintained.
Looking at the screen for hours, not resting well and over-doing everything in the name of hustle is not the right treatment for your body. Your fitness journey starts when your body is well-rested and energized. For this, you can start by fixing your sleep cycle.
Actionable tips for fixing your sleeping pattern:
Our bodies weren’t meant to sit on chairs for 10 hours every day. If a machine stops running, its parts are going to start squeaking - very much like your body. Movement can be anything - running, yoga, gym, pilates etc
Here’s how you can keep yourself on the toes:
When it comes to health and fitness, habits can play a vital role in making your journey fruitful. So start by forming healthy habits that are easy to follow and have long-term benefits. For example, add less sugar to your coffee or take stairs instead of the elevator.
However, a small note of caution – Do not start by making a list of thousand healthy habits. Make a small set of easy-to-follow habits, follow them for a month at least and then add a few more. This will help you in staying on track!
Actionable tips for forming healthy habits:
This National Nutrition Week lets prioritise our health and get back to Basics - if the foundation is strong there will be long lasting & holistic results.