How to Stay Healthy

There are many ways a person can be healthy these days that won’t cause a problem for one’s budget.  Going to gyms may be too costly for some people, but there are so many ways to do your daily exercise at home

A first place to start to be healthy is your diet. Daily meals should be balanced with plant and animal proteins, whole grains and fruits and vegetables cooked simply without the added sauces one may get in a restaurant. Enough liquids to hydrate the body is essential. Drinking water is one of the best ways to do this and should be consumed throughout the day. Water not only hydrates the body, but also helps with your digestion.

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Exercising daily is a very important thing to do for one’s self to be healthy. We do some exercise with just our daily chores like vacuuming and general cleaning around the house.  Washing clothes, walking back and forth between chores will increase the steps you need each day. Walking is another great exercise for the body. It promotes a great deal of advantages by just taking a 30 minute walk each day. It helps to build muscle and bone density just by using the weight of our bodies. Brisk walking is very beneficial for all our organs, especially our hearts. The faster one walks helps the heart muscle to get stronger and withstand stress. This doesn’t cost a person anything but time. Getting a pedometer will help one see how many steps one gets in a day. Striving for 10,000 steps a day may seem too hard to accomplish, but one will find that all steps during the day add up quickly.

Some people love to dance, so put on some music and dance around your house for 20 minutes. This is free and very enjoyable to get your exercise in for a day. It helps your whole body and will tone muscles, arms and legs and you will have fun as well.

Seniors have insurance plans that allow then to go to certain gyms for free and there they can use the machines to get exercise in and get them out in the public.

The internet is such a valuable source for free exercise routines. There are many to choose from, such as, Tai Chi, walking routines, strength training and stretching. One could start their day in bed doing stretches to warm up the body before even getting up.

Have fun and get your exercise in every day to keep the body mobile and healthy.