Life gets very busy in Nigeria. As much as we may want to be fit and healthy, we don’t always get the chance to hit the gym. On such days, don’t feel bad, as there are organic ways to make up for it.
Though nothing can really take place of the health benefits of a good workout, here are some simple tips that could keep you healthy outside the gym.
7. Eat slow and chew more:
Although it sounds gross, you should get in the habit of eating slow and chewing enough so your food is almost in liquid form before swallowing. That way your body absorbs more nutrients, digests easier and gets full faster. It takes our brains 20 minutes to realize that we’re full, which is why most people overeat and experience that “food coma” feeling. When you eat slower, you are forced to be conscious and mindful in the present moment, making you feel happier and more focused.
8. Make a to-do list:
You’ll feel a lot better about not hitting the gym when you’re achieving in other areas of life. Making a to-do list will relieve you. Prioritize the list in order of relevance, and start your day by dealing with the tasks you’re dreading most. It will keep you focused and reduce anxiety.
9. Cook at Home
Most people don’t think of cooking as exercise, but preparing food at home certainly burns more calories — and usually causes you to consume fewer calories — than eating out or ordering in. The best way to control what goes in your mouth is to plan ahead and have a home-cooked meal. This way, you know exactly what went into your meal, and I guarantee it can be prepared faster and less expensively than making that extra stop at a restaurant. Do your shopping and cooking on days when you have more time. That way, you’ll have the meal on hand and can resist the temptation of unhealthy choices.