Easy Ways to Stay Healthy and Get in Shape

Whether you are ready or not, summer is coming. You can’t avoid showing off your body if you are planning to spend time on the beach or at pool parties. Here are the tips to follow to get in shape and stay healthy before it’s too late.

DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF WALKINGEven though it might seem useless and time-consuming, it is much better for your body and immune system to walk, rather than take a transit to cover those 500m. Jogging in the morning helps a lot, but you definitely should make it a habit – to walk more than one hour a day – if you are serious about your health and body.

DRINK AS MUCH AS YOU CANDrinking water will flush out fat, make your skin glow like a baby’s, and detoxify your liver *exactly what all party lovers need*. Drinking water helps maintain the balance of body fluids, as well as energize muscles.

EAT MORE FRESH FRUITS AND VEGGIESLighter, fresher fare will make you feel light and fresh as well. About 20% of our fluid intake comes from foods. Moreover, people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases.

EXERCISE Most of the trainers suggest exercising for at least 40 minutes a day for the 14 days you have to get toned. Common forms of cardio are running, jump roping, or spinning, while resistance training can consist of anything from crunches to lifting weights. Everyone chooses his workout according to his preferences, but make sure to include multi-joint movements which work your upper body, lower body, and core simultaneously.

ELIMINATE ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERSSay goodbye to sodas and Splenda. Eat fruits when you want something sweet. otherwise you will never get rid of that fat and cellulite. Replace your artificial sweetener with one of nature’s non-caloric sweeteners. One option is stevia, a plant leaf that contains compounds that naturally sweeten drinks and recipes too.

NEVER SKIP BREAKFASTBreakfast is the most important meal of the day, as it boosts your metabolism. It helps you focus better and gives you energy boost after a night of fasting. But don’t forget to eat healthy.