Monday, February 23, 2009

4 Simple Ways to Keep Fit Naturally

Who doesn’t want to keep fit and stay healthy naturally? Follow these simple tips that our forefathers used and keep fit.

Have Adequate Sleep
Most of us do not know that fitness is directly related to sleep. Atleast 8 hours of sleep is necessary to rest and recharge. Even cars, planes and trains need rest. If you overwork something, it leads to inefficiencies in the system and develops problems. The body is also a system that needs to be maintained well. Did you know that police and armies across the world use “sleep deprivation” techniques to break down suspects and get the truth. Long hours of sleep denial makes them mad and to escape that torture they spill the beans. That shows the disastrous effects of lack of sleep can cause. Sleep at regular times and hit the bed about two hours after you eat. See to it that the room has enough ventilation and there’s no noise in the background.

Be Active and Exercise
Are you getting confined to your desk at work? Are you addicted to the internet that you browse long hours even at home? Then you must learn to get out of that chair and move around. Sedentary lives cause a lot of health issues as one ages. It’s best to walk, jog or swim every day. This burns the fat, tones the muscle and keeps the body in good condition.

Watch the Food you Eat
The dreaded oil, red meat, caffeine, salt and sugar must be cut to smaller proportions to avoid unnecessary health problems. Eat enough vegetables, greens, salads and natural food that’s rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals. JUNK is not for healthy systems. And drink 10 to 12 glasses of water each day.

Develop a Positive Mindset
To survive and live peacefully in this man made jungle, one needs to have oodles of patience. Don’t get worked up over small things at home or office. Look at the good side of people and compliment them. Work on your strengths. Learn to share and care. Community and nature are a key part of happiness for humans. Participate and give back to nature and society.