5 Daily Habits of Fit and Healthy People
Do you ever look at fit and healthy people, and simply wonder how they do it? Well their secret comes down to two words: healthy lifestyle. They try to live a healthy life and everything they do centres around that concept.
If you want to be more like them, here are five things you will have to start doing. If you can master these 5 habits, and let them become a part of your life, then things can change very quickly for you as well.
Daily Habit 1 - Eat Breakfast
Listen to your mother when she tells you breakfast is the most important meal of the day, because she is right. After fasting all night, get your body going by having a good healthy and nutritious breakfast.
At the moment there is a lot of debate over this, but a good breakfast gives you the energy you need to get through the day.
Make sure it includes lean protein, healthy fat and good complex carbohydrates. It gives your metabolism a kick in the butt that can last for hours, making sure that you are burning the maximum number of calories possible each day.
Daily Habit 2 - Always be on the move
This is a fact and without any debate or question. If you are sitting still, you will burn less calories than if you were up and moving. Fit and healthy people always try to be on the go. They park at the far end of the car park, or they get off a stop or two before the closest bus stop to work, and then walk in the rest of the way.
They take the stairs instead of the lift. They ride their stationary bike, elliptical trainer or treadmill at night while watching TV, instead of just sitting on the couch. In doing so, they burn many more calories than people who do not do these things.
Daily Habit 3 - Start your day with exercise
Exercising first thing in the morning not only gets your body going, but also your mind. People who exercise early in the day tend to have a more positive outlook on life.
This then transcends to the choices they make, like choosing what they eat and how they burn calories throughout the day.
Daily Habit 4 - Cook and eat at home
As strange as it may sound, fit and healthy people only eat when their body tells them it is hungry. They do not have exact times for doing this. When they do eat, it is generally at home (for breakfast and dinner) and a light healthy lunch most likely brought to work from home.
If they do have to eat out, they make smart choices as far as portions and type of food – fresh vegetables and lean meats.
Along with making smart eating choices, they will typically drink water. They know that not only does it hydrate them better than any other drink, but water contains no calories, which in many other drinks comes from added sugar. (Yes that includes red wine)
Daily Habit 5 - Don’t obsess over your body
If you are a scale watcher, you can learn a lot from fit and healthy people. They don’t even have to look at a scale, because they know their healthy lifestyle and habits will keep them around the same weight.
They typically consume and burn off around the same number of calories each day, thus keeping them at the same weight … within a few pounds. Most healthy and fit people monitor their fitness level by how tight (or loose) their clothes feel.
Doing these five things routinely will put you in the healthy and fit category. If losing weight, ensure you burn around 500 calories more per day than you eat.
Once at goal, then add in 500 more calories to maintain your current weight. Once you choose the healthy lifestyle, you will never have to worry about dieting again.
It is time to start changing and develop these 5 habits of fit and healthy people.