Our bodies are our greatest tools, so it’s important to keep them in tip-top shape. In today’s culture, where a 9-to-5 job forces you to be sedentary and unhealthy food options abound, it can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Even with yearly nationwide campaigns like the Department of Health (DOH)’s Nutrition Month, it’s easy to slip up and fall back into bad habits.
When it comes to keeping your body fit and healthy, there are myriad of things you can do that fit into your own lifestyle. If you need a brief refresher, check out the shortlist below.
Maximize Your Diet
If your goal is to get back to a healthy body, then simply eating less just won’t cut it. In order to maximize both your body’s metabolism and whatever exercise regimen you’re currently doing, it’s important not only to eat healthy, but also to eat smart.
While there are different diets and nutrition plans for everyone, there are a few things you can do to maximize your workouts. Mayo Clinic has a few tips on how to eat right when you exercise regularly, so be sure to check that out.
Keep Up a Regular Exercise Regimen
Another way to keep yourself fit and healthy is, of course, to keep a regular exercise regimen. The physical effects of exercise are aplenty, and its benefits on overall physical health have been well-researched.
Exercise has been found to improve immune system defenses, lower blood sugar, decrease the chances of depression, and lessen the likelihood of diseases like obesity.
According to Harvard Health, regular exercise can also change our brains, improving memory and thinking skills. And even if you’re struggling with injuries that shouldn’t mean you avoid exercise completely.
A post by Daydreaming in Paradise on ‘The Spiritual Benefits of Yoga’ discusses how a gentle yoga practice can help “heal your body and mind” and is perfect for people suffering from ailments or troublesome injuries.
The benefits of yoga are boundless and it is less intense on the joints compared to exercises like running or playing sports.
Invest in Health Insurance
Finally, one more thing you should do in order to keep your body fit and healthy is to invest in health insurance. While it’s true that your body can grow stronger thanks to a healthy diet and regular exercise, keeping your health and savings protected via an insurance plan is still incredibly important.
After all, medical emergencies can happen at any time. You don’t need to deal with the added stress of paying for hospital bills on top of your recovery. Paramount Direct’s Hospital Income Benefit Plan is perfect for individuals aged 20 to 64 years old, with coverage extending until 70.
It has affordable premiums that start as low as Php 69/month, as well as Daily Hospital Cash and Dread Disease Cash Benefits that are allocated for each day you are hospitalized.
Get Checked Regularly
If you’re young and relatively healthy, you probably don’t think you need to go to the doctor that often. But getting regular check-ups has many benefits, and it’s best to get into the habit now while you’re still young.
Going to the doctor regularly helps you build a deeper relationship with your doctor, keeps your health records continuous and updated, and helps with the early detection of diseases.
GMA News reports that low health literacy is making Filipinos sicker, which is why it’s important to do your part to stop the spread of disease by visiting your doctor more often.
If you’re looking for more ways to improve your fitness journey, check out our post on ‘’6 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism’.