Is it 2022 already and you still haven’t lost weight? Are you planning to hit the gym while visualizing your hot summer body? If yes, then it is a perfect time to adopt some healthy resolutions for this New Year.
Being healthy is one of the most common concerns throughout the globe. According to a study conducted in 2018, the frequency of US obesity was 42.4%. Cutting-off the excess weight makes you physically thin and appealing; however, it is also essential for preventing many underlying health issues.
So, here are the 7 health resolutions which you can easily stick by in 2022:
Eat in moderation
Eat everything. This is not sarcasm. You can really eat anything and still be healthy. Expert nutritionists say, eat everything but in moderation. As per US Department of Health, an average adult should take around 2000 Kcal/day to maintain their current weight. If you have consumed a double patty beef burger with soda having 800 Kcals, then you must restrict your rest of the meals below 1500. You should eat only as much food as your body requires. You shouldn’t stuff yourself too much or overeat. Eat in moderation does not mean you should avoid the food you love and enjoy, rather it means you should eat selectively.
Never starve yourself
Starving is one of the worst things a person can do to himself. When you eat, the food is converted into energy and therefore, it maintains homeostasis. Starving slows down your metabolism and consequently your body functions slow down and you’re unable to lose any inches.
Say No to Keto
‘’Lose 20 pounds in a month with Keto’’. Ever thought of giving it a try? Better don’t fall for this trick! Normally, your body gets energy from carbs but during Ketogenic diet, carbohydrates are majorly replaced by fats (75% fats, 20% proteins and 5% carbs). Gradually the body adapts this change and instead of carbs, fats are used to produce energy. Thus, your body rapidly loses water initially hence the scale shows marked reduction in weight. But the major con here is that it may escalate the possibility of various cardiovascular and renal diseases.
Make exercise a routine
Workout does not necessarily mean lifting heavy weights and making six packs. It can be as easy as a brisk walk. Exercising not only makes you active but it also increases your blood flow and helps the body get rid of toxins. Simple stretching, light yoga or a treadmill run can have similar advantages on a person’s physical, emotional and mental health.
Drink a lot of H2O
Water is the most vital component of one’s life. About 60% of your body is composed of water. It aids in digestion, increases metabolism and clears skin to name a few. Drinking lots of water should be one of your health resolutions this year. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines do not recommend any specific water intake. Nevertheless, an adequate intake for a healthy adult must be 8-10 glasses of water/day (nearly 2.5 liters). So begin taking more fluids from today because needless to say, “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water” – W.H. Auden.
You are what you eat
Eat potatoes and you’ll eventually look like a potato. Adding more fibers and proteins in your diet makes you fuller for a longer time. Incorporate dairy products, fruits and vegetables in your everyday routine. Cut-off excess sugar, fizzy drinks, bakery items, ready-to-eat snacks. Replace processed food to organic and natural stuff and you’ll feel the difference.
Watch your clock
Did you know eating the right thing at the wrong time can minimize its benefit? Well now you do. Researchers say, having the heaviest meals in the morning can help you function throughout the day. Conversely, it is not recommended to take in more calories very late at night as most likely it would not digest and you’ll feel heavier and bloated. So next time don’t forget what to eat and when to eat.
Do you have any of these on your list? Share with us some of your own health resolutions for 2022.