Thursday, March 19, 2015

Give Stress the Boot: Healthy Habits for the New Year Adelaide

As waist measurements expand all over the world, and conditions connected to obesity continue to stack up, losing weight has become more important than ever. One of the reasons for this is how extra weight affects one's blood pressure and pushing it into high-risk territory.

Unless you're fine with constantly being on maintenance drugs, there are several healthy habits for the new year Adelaide that you can pick up, to naturally lower those numbers on the BP machine.
Healthy Lifestyle New Year Resolution Adelaide
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1. Think healthy. Don't go with fad diets, since they're not apt to work for everyone – unless you can prove, before starting one, that it will work for you. In general, load up your pantry and fridge with whole grains for fibre and all-important vitamins and minerals. Fruits and vegetables, lean meat, and low-fat dairy will round out your meal plan basics.

Even while you tap into your body's innate healing abilities and get rid of toxins, make sure you drink lots of water, and cut down on caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. If it sounds too simple to work, that just means it's just as easy a health plan to break. If you want, you can keep a food diary or something similar to keep track of your eating habits.

2. Work it out. In addition to eating healthy, you'll want to add regular exercise to your routine, and it doesn't have to mean hitting the gym every day. Find something that you like doing, whether it's Zumba, jogging, swimming, or cycling. Light to moderate exercise is definitely acceptable.

Just be sure your workouts are indeed regular, and avoid being a weekend warrior, then just plopping on your couch after work from Monday to Friday. Spread your workout routines over several days, and take breaks in between – but not too long breaks. 

3. Lessen your stress. Being constantly stressed out can make your blood pressure sky-rocket, so take some time to yourself in a relatively quiet room so you can sort things out if needed. Think about what's causing you to feel stressed, but don't dwell on them.

Take a proactive approach to a problem, remember the tips for a healthy new year Adelaide that will help you lower stress levels, and fight the urge to play the victim.

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