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Becoming the Best Possible Version of Ourselves in 2017

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Becoming the best possible version of ourselves in 2017

It is a brand new year! 2017 year of the Rooster.

This time of the year we come up to a realization what we had achieved and accomplished last 2016.

A time for resolutions, new set of goals or new strategies to meet last year’s goal. One of them for sure is how to be the best version possible of yourself – health wise.

New Year Resolution list;

  • To loose weight or to meet ideal weight
  • To avoid junk food
  • To sleep at least 8 hours
  • To exercise more
  • and so on……

Above are few resolutions most people will list down when it comes to being healthy. Well, these are mainly right and direct.

But what are the things to consider to be the best version of ourselves this 2017?

DIET and NUTRITION

Food intake or diet should be nutritious to ensure good health. It is best to always have all the foods in the healthy food pyramid – it is a guide suggesting quantities of food to make healthy eating easier (proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals). Try to eat small portions of food 5 times a day and drink plenty of water.

Here is an example of healthy food pyramid;

Eat in Small Amounts

  • Oil
  • Butter
  • Sugar

Eat in Moderate

  • Meat (Beef, Chicken, Pork)
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  •  Milk
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt

Eat Most

  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Cereals
  • Nuts
  • Wheat Bread
  • Grains

 

SLEEP

Recommended sleep hours should be at least 8 hours a day, preferably time between 10pm-2am. For all the hard work during the day, it is best to rest our body to ensure good health. Sleep is very important. Try to keep a consistent sleep schedule and establish bedtime rituals. Good enough sleep has so many benefits – good active mood during the day, prevent from diseases like heart problems and will make body systems working properly like metabolism.

To sleep on time try the following;

  • Turn off lights and any gadgets that might stimulates you at least 1 hour before
  • Have a good relaxing bath
  • Drink a warm milk
  • Set a clean comfy warm bed

Have a good night sleep.

 

EXERCISE

Last but definitely not the least, do exercise. Exercise has so many good benefits to our body – weight lose, preventing diseases and making our body in good shape. Exercise or workout routines includes cardio, strengthening core/muscles, and gaining athletic skills.

Here are some of the exercises our body needed.

Good Cardio Workout; do one of these 1-2 hours everyday as it good for the heart, proper breathing development and will burn many calories and fats of your body.

  • running/jogging/walking
  • biking/swimming
  • Aerobics/Zumba

Core or Muscle Exercises; do

  • Crunches
  • Squats
  • Planking
  • Lunges
  • Bridge
  • Push Ups
  • Arms and Legs exercises with equipment’s

Exercise with athletic gain;

  • boxing
  • mix martial arts
  • kick boxing
  • judo
  • jiu-jitsu
  • wrestling

It is also best to do warm up and stretch on every workout, to prevent our body from getting sores and injury.

EAT less, SLEEP enough and EXERCISE more!

Start as early as now, get in shape and take care of your body. Be the best version of YOU this 2017.

Start Your 2017 with 30 Days Body Shaping Challenge

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2016 is a year long of challenges, with regards to health getting fit was our priority.

And for sure we did our best to eat right, sleep right and exercise as much as possible.

Why not start the new year 2017, taking this month long challenge?

30 days body shaping challengeStart your 2017 with 30 days challenge

 

Lunges – are good exercise for strengthening, sculpting and building muscles including thighs, buttocks as well as the hamstrings. Try as much as possible both side lunges and back/forward lunges for better results, also carry some medicine ball if you can to put some weight.

Squats – helps to shape up your legs including your calves. It also help you improve both your upper and lower body strength. You can use equipment like kettlebell or weights to add some pressure.

Plank – this is one of the best core strengthening workout. This builds endurance and helps your shape your abs, back and core. Also will improve your posture and balance.

Frog Jumps – this is a great calorie burner exercise. Helps you power up and build strong muscles all over the body. This exercise is so easy to do and so effective movement.

Crunches – if you want more visible and strong abs try crunches. This exercise helps you shape and make you abdominal muscles stronger.

Try to do some warm up like jog in place before doing these routines and do stretching right after to prevent from getting sore. Also drink plenty of water and rest in a while if you are in pain, skip a day or so and get back strong.

Holiday season is almost over, take the challenge and help your body get in shape before summer time.

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