Are you remembering the days when you could eat junk food, burn the midnight oil, and still feel like a million dollars? The old saying "Youth is wasted on the young" might have some truth to it, right? Now that you're a bit older, or maybe much older, do you feel sluggish and are you always taking things like antacids to try to feel better? Maybe you've decided that it's time for you to make some changes. If you're on board to do that, do you have a plan already?
If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by what you should do to feel great again, from establishing an exercise routine to arranging for nutritionist services, here are some ideas that might help you.
Wake Your Body Up With Exercise
Are you lucky enough to live close to a beach? If so, beat the crowds by heading over to walk the beach for, say twenty minutes each morning. As time goes by, increase the time. Instead of walking, start jogging. And then hit the water and let it continue to wake your body up.
Maybe you don't live near a beach. Do you live in a pretty neighborhood or close to a park that has walking paths? If so, take your walks and jogs there, or join something like a jazz or Zumba exercise class. If you think you'll stick to your exercise regime by doing it with a friend, see who will join you.
Wake Your Body Up With Proper Nutrition
Then there's that other popular saying: "You are what you eat." People might joke about you looking like a carrot if you eat too many of them, but you know what the expression really means, don't you? If you hit your body with too many sweets and too many French fries, eventually your body is going to fight back.
Yet maybe you don't know the right approach to eating right. If that's the case, consider seeing a nutritionist who has the training to help you establish good menus. He or she will also clear up misconceptions. For example, maybe you have steered away from avocados because they're so loaded with calories. The nutritionist will more than likely tell you that adding avocados to your diet will be a really good thing.
Perhaps you love fruit, but you can't stand vegetables. If that's the case, your nutritionist might give you recipes for smoothies where you sneak things like shredded carrots, spinach, and bell peppers into your diet.
Don't be surprised if the nutritionist asks you to keep a food diary. The diary will not only help him or her to know what you're eating every day, but it will help you to see where you need to make changes in your diet.