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Get a Little Healthier While Staying Just as Lazy
Most of us would like to stay as healthy as possible. And a lot of us would probably like to do so without having to do much about it at all! Is it possible to get a little healthier while staying just as lazy as you have always been when it comes to health?
With the simple tricks outlined in this article, it might just be possible for you to stay as healthy as possible while not having to worry too much about your usual lazy habits. Sometimes the path of least resistance is the best path!
Hit the snooze button. Getting plenty of sleep boosts your immune system, reduces your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Plenty of sleep also helps to keep down your weight, And adequate sleep improves your daily mood, making sure you’re taking care of your mental health as well.
Be sure to get a decent amount of sleep every night, at least between 6–8 hours worth. If you’re experiencing sleeping problems, read How to sleep better for more information.
Do your unavoidable errands and chores early. Raising your metabolic rate early in the day means that it will remain elevated even when you’re at rest. Since exercise actually increases your energy levels, you might be more likely to keep moving. You might even be tempted to clean up your messy room.
Do squats or lunges while brushing your teeth. Twice a day brushing is a good excuse to exercise. Use the minutes to melt away the thunder thighs through squats and lunges, while the teeth get cleaner by the moment.
Walk backwards. It may look foolish, but if you walk backwards for a part of your day, you’ll burn up to 190 percent more calories than walking forward the same distance. This is because it’s a lot harder than walking forward and requires more concentration.
Avoid being a human vacuum at mealtimes. Forget what you were told about finishing everything on your plate; be choosy and eat well instead. Leave the fatty, inefficient calorie-laden food and focus on eating the healthy stuff with top nutrition for each calorie instead.
Don’t starve yourself. Munch an apple, eat a salad, or have a bowl of low calorie soup before the main course. This will help to ensure that you feel fuller, so that you’re likely to eat fewer overall calories.
Snack throughout the day. Having snacks revs your metabolism, and makes you less likely to overeat when you sit down to a full meal.
Eat a little of each food from each food group and a lot from the fruit and vegetable group.
Hang out with friends. Making social connections helps to maintain the brain’s serotonin levels. This enhances your mood and can possibly even stave off depression. And who else but friends will force you to visit the doctor now and then?!
If you don’t have any friends, make some friends online. In doing so, you won’t have to leave your house and expose your skin to the sun’s damaging rays.
If you do head outdoors with friends, bear in mind that the recent research on needing more vitamin D does not justify standing in the sun in the middle of the day burning yourself; keep using sunscreen.