When it comes to our health and fitness, there’s a lot at stake. After all, it’s literally a matter of life and death. Poor health leads to a shorter life and a lower quality of life, so it’s in all our best interests to do what we can to lead happy and healthy lives. However, it can be a struggle to maintain health and fitness in the modern world. There are a number of reasons for this, but rest assured, it’s not as bad as it seems, for most of us, so why not go ahead and try? IT can only help, after all. Here are a few suggestions to help you get in shape and improve your health.
First and foremost, you’re going to want to do some research up front. What I mean is using a service like 23 and Me to analyze your DNA. This can help you and your doctors identify potential medical problems you’re susceptible to to. You’ll ideally want everything else to stem from this framework, if possible. Another thing to worry about is finding a workout routine. A good workout routine is a specialized routine. After all, you have unique strengths and weaknesses, and your routine should reflect that if you’re going to make any progress. You’ll also need to assess your diet and make the necessary changes, assuming there are some to be made.
Now, let’s down to the specifics. For your diet, you’re going to want to eliminate processed foods from your diet to the fullest extent possible. These foods are ubiquitous because of their convenience, but they’re so chock full of additives that they’re nutritionally bankrupt, so you’ll want to swap them out for home cooked meals made with fresh ingredients. It will be hard, but your body will thank you for the benefits you’ll see both immediately and in the long term.
As for exercise, the biggest problem here is one of motivation and patience. You’re going to struggle with your workout. And, that’s a good thing. That’s the first lesson of fitness. Struggling is how you improve. So, as long as you keep pushing further each time, you’re getting stronger and otherwise better. This will also improve cardio and lung capacity simply getting your heart rate and breathing up.