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Five Ways To Improve Your Fitness

Submitted by solomon on Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:01
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67% of men and 57% of women in the UK suffer from diseases like obesity. Some of them also think that they can achieve fitness without any hard work and without avoiding any unhealthy food. This is why I am personally strict about my health and diet to make sure that I don’t eat anything unhealthy. These are the most important tips to follow in order to become fit and healthy.

Balanced diet:

According to NHS, we should: "eat the right amount of calories for how active you are, so that you balance the energy you consume with the energy you use." Furthermore, the NHS also suggests that we should: "Eat a wide range of foods to ensure that you're getting a balanced diet and that your body is receiving all the nutrients it needs."

Exercise:

Doing exercise until you achieve increased breathing and heart rate can reduce "your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%."

Play a sport:

Physically, sport helps you lose weight, get a toned body and help you to increase your stamina. "Regular exercise also boosts self-confidence and mental concentration."

Gadgets:

You can buy gadgets like a Fitbit to measure your heart rate, speed, and distance, in order to know how many calories you are burning every time you exercise. They can also help you to know your routine for exercise.

Be active:

Being "physically active can bolster good mental health and help you manage stress, anxiety and even depression." Good mental health and less stress help you keep making improvements to your everyday lifestyle, which include a balanced diet, exercise, sport and other family relations etc. Being active is the most important one overall for better health and fitness before we do anything else.

By Harpal