It is such a cliché to hear, “Health is wealth,” but it is much more than that. Health is happiness. The 2015 Miami Physical Fitness Month aims to remind people to be more mindful of their health, both physically and mentally.
What does it mean to be physically fit? It is when you can complete all your duty at work and still have the energy for spending time with the kids, cooking, and other activities besides your tasks.
4 Simple Things To Do Every Day To Be Physically Fit:
Spend at least 30 minutes daily to exercise. You need to stretch your muscles, shed some sweat, and use your energy. It is beneficial in assuring proper blood circulation and promoting a better mood.
- Drink Plenty Of Water
Drinking eight glasses of water daily is suggested for a healthier body, and drinking at least two in the morning, 30 minutes before breakfast is advisable. Avoid drinking fluids high in sugar such as sodas and artificial juices. “If you’re well hydrated, your heart doesn’t have to work as hard,” said John Batson, M.D.
- Get Sun Exposure
Vitamin D is naturally produced when we expose our body to sunlight. Its primary benefit is regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the body. It is also crucial for the development of bones and teeth and a healthy immune system. “The best-known benefit of sunlight is its ability to boost the body’s vitamin D supply; most cases of vitamin D deficiency are due to lack of outdoor sun exposure,” Mark Nathaniel Mead, MS wrote.
- Eat Go, Grow, Glow
We may not take the basic food group seriously, but they serve as a guide to what our body needs. Go food provides energy to help us function well, grow food aids in the development of our bones and muscles, and glow food makes us “glow” with health. “Diet, of course, is just one approach to preventing illness. Limiting caloric intake to maintain a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and not smoking are three other essential strategies,” Walter C. Willett, MD, points out.
It is essential to keep our body healthy to enjoy life even more. How can we walk, run, or play games if we get dizzy or run out of energy now and then. It is also emotional torture to get anxious about our health, fearing sickness and death.
To find the motivation in becoming physically active, online counseling apps like BetterHelp can be of massive help. You can also benefit from fitness and mental health tips from professionals on social media like Instagram. If you want to know more about how you can get started with online counseling, you can visit this review from Glassdoor.