This post is more a reminder note to myself about the good routines and habits I should maintain/implement or upgrade. Over the years I've come across many health tips/ideas on how some people keep themselves in check.
Like most good things if I don't write it down and look at it regularly it tends to wander and before you know it I'm back in my old ways(habits), which is not all bad but . . . .!
The list below are and were big some of the habits/routine I implemented while fighting to stay off the couch
This was a biggie for me because I wasn't big on drinking pure water, I was raised on Coca Cola and coffee (use to ("still do") love water in coffeemix). In the beginning I used sugarless-mixer-product to make water more drinkable, only at a much later stage I found out one are drinking poison when consuming diet and artificial sweeteners. More about these sweeteners in another post.
People say you have to drink atleast 8 glasses of water a day - this did not work for me because I kept on having a convenient memory loss on how many I have already consumed. Drinking from a 2 liter bottle is more measurable throughout the day because you can actually see how you are doing with your hyderate schedule.
Just keep sipping through the day and do not wait till your body tells you that you are thirsty.
Some people say it good for you, other say nay! Whom to believe? From own experience I sleep better if I don't consume anything after 6 o clock at night.
Coffee is great as a pre-workout.
When I drink coffee before I go to gym I break a sweat chop-chop.
Like caffeine it all depends who you asking. Some say red wine is better - others say Whisky. I find these wisdoms also depends a lot on which part of the country the Alcohol-Guru is coming from. I've even heard Vodka is the number one (potato juice). I myself are a hobbs consumer (sounds kind of healthy when one says it in the natural way)
My take on alcohol is just consume less! I won't say stop because that is the only way some people can get a personality. (when I consume)
One thing for sure, it does mess with one's metabolism and blood sugar.
Like beer, wine is even more natural juice and it's good but expect repercussions. When Eat a fruit be very careful for the sugar rushes and the cravings that is going to follow afterwards.
Eating one of two grapes is better than drink one or two glasses of wine. (cross fingers) because you are also getting some fiber in and it is more filling.
Juices and Sodas
Most fruit juices one buy in supermarket is just sweetened flavored water
Instead of drinking fruit juices and sodas that is water filled with flavoured chemicals rather have a real fruit.
Have you ever notice have many oranges it takes to make on glass of orange juice. Just think how much fructoses you are consuming when you are drinking one glass of juice.
When you are thirsty drink water and eat a real fruit.
Grains and wheat Products
Bread and Buns- should be avoided at all cost
Daily intake plan
While cardio exercise is good for the heart/blood sugar and for general weight control.
A person needs to do resistance training at least 3 times a week.
It is a know fact that a person after fourty start to lose muscle fiber. Most older people find it hard to move because they have become weak due to uncontrolled muscle loss.
Losing Muscles fibers is inevitable
By doing regular weight training regular one can slow down the weakening process.