STAYING HEALTHY WITHOUT EXTRA WORK

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  1. pixienana profile image56
    pixienanaposted 8 years ago

    I have found that the best way to stay healthy, from experience, is to stay active, you don't have to do an excercise routine, walk, get invloved in activities like bowling, floor shuffling, carpet bowling. Walk asmuch as you can, I walk almost everywhere I go. Eat three meals a day, properly balanced meals, with low fat content, low sodium, and high protein. Don't buy pr-packaged foods, they are too high in fats, sodium, and preservatives. Make as much as you can from scratch, use fresh or frozen vegetables. Eat fruit and drink lots of fruit juice and most importantly, water.
    Try to stay away from junk foods asmuch as possible. Take supplements, as you get older it's harder to loose weight and easier to gain it, your body needs certain vitamins, such as calcium, a good multi-vitamin,  glucosameen and vitamin C.
    It is very important to try to stick to a routine, i you do certain things at the same time every week, or as close as possible, your body gets used to the routine and you will find it easier  to meet your goals. Doing housework, cleaning, sweeping, vacuuming, washing floors, doing laundry, on a regular basis is as good as going to the gym 3 times a week,
    Eva-Maria Devine

    1. profile image0
      WildIrisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      All of these things are true.  it is a good idea to stay away from junk food, eat well and stay active, but I do not think doing housework, cleaning etc. is enough to stay healthy.  As we age our metabolisms decrease and more than ever our bodies need good nutrition and aerobic activity. Going to the gym might be a better idea.

    2. edguider profile image63
      edguiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wopnderful tips, I am going to stay away from drinking coke and eating all the chips I have been. I should concentrate more on jogging and staying active.

  2. Lady_E profile image66
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    Very good tips.

    .... however, if I went to the Gym 3 times a week, there'd be nothing left of me. smile

    1. tingyi2521 profile image47
      tingyi2521posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      wonderful tips. But i don't have enough money go the gym 。 I choose to drink some diet tea from 5ktea. such as, wu yi ,oolong tea.

    2. kmackey32 profile image67
      kmackey32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with you on that one LadyE... lol

  3. Leenie Pooh profile image59
    Leenie Poohposted 8 years ago

    I've found that wearing a pedometer helps to keep me aware of how much I'm moving. If I see that I'm not moving enough I may schedule a cardio-walk or mini-tramp session to make sure I meet my goal for the day.

  4. Origin profile image59
    Originposted 8 years ago

    I walk a lot, lots and lots of walking. It keeps me toned pretty well, so it's all good lol. smile

  5. Raymondho profile image55
    Raymondhoposted 8 years ago

    Walking is great so are eating REAL natural foods I believe if your Nutrition is right there is no need for supplements … But the getting older part ( currently 47) I actually seem fitter and leaner now than when i was younger ( of course maybe my starting benchmark wasn't very high! haha) I do gym 3 times a week, try to walk every night with the doggies, and jog  a couple of times a week BUT what I really do love which makes big improvements and I feel better each time I do it is good ol' YOGA

  6. Charles K. profile image69
    Charles K.posted 8 years ago

    Certainly eating healthier (and not too much) is a big help to staying healthy without a lot of extra work. Giving up unhealthy habits isn't extra work. Walking is another excellent idea. If you really think about it, there are many  opportunities for working walking into your existing schedule and routines. If you need to go to the grocery store down the street for a few items, why not consider walking instead of driving your car. Maybe during your lunch break, after eating, you could take a short walk around the block (maybe a couple of times around). Another option if you spend a lot of time on the computer is to consider adjusting your work environment so that your computer and peripherals are placed on a stand up desk so that you can stand while working on the computer.

  7. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    good tips, and yet some work is involved if nothing more than staying active. some work to build the muscles is helpful, but all can be done without a gym membership.

    I have a hub about working out without equipment that has some helpful tips.

    the key is consistency and a healthy diet.

  8. hubscribe profile image58
    hubscribeposted 8 years ago

    I think your idea of just staying active is excellent.  People who say you have to do this or that exercise are probably overstating their point. 

    However, if you don't really have a routine, I'm worried that one might not be very consistent.  For example, what if there's no bowling league for a month and your shuffleboard partner moves to Costa Rica? You might end up sitting around the house sedentary for a while.

    My plan is to have a base of three exercise routines a week, nothing serious, just swimming, walking and jogging if I feel like it.  Then if I get to replace that with something more social, cool.

    What do you think?

  9. Bimendra gun profile image50
    Bimendra gunposted 8 years ago

    It's possible but have to do correct workouts with correct tecniques

 
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