Here are 5 tips to keep you in shape

1)  Exercise Regularly

Everyone knows that exercises may greatly help in weight management but most people dont understand that exercise is key for long term weight management because of the benefits of  improving your metabolism. Not only do  you burn calories during a workout but if you work on increasing muscle mass ( with strength training ) then you most definitely become a better calorie burner.

2) Sing and Enjoy Music

Music can meaningfully reduce the perceived intensity of pain

Listen to your favorite “pump-up” music. Listening to music may help to boost  workout motivation, as well as enhance the duration of the workout . One study even found that listening to music after a workout may greatly  help the body recover faster .

3) Enjoy Family Time with Friends and people  you enjoy

Spending time together enjoying fun activities will provide a stronger emotional bond.  You don’t have to spend lots of money –  even the simplest activities  counts as quality family time. For example,  exercise with your family and friends and enjoy the companionship of this  healthy  activity.

4) Take Time for yourself with Mindful Movement

“Me” time allows us to distress, unwind and rejuvenate. Taking time for yourself allows you to renew, heal, and create reserves of energy and peace. This ME time  is a necessary way to deal with stress and unwind. You may even meditate at the end of the day.

 5) Sleep enough hours – You need at least 7 hours of deep sleep

Chronic sleep loss may  contribute to health problems such as weight gain, high blood pressure  as well as  decrease in the immune system’s power = reports the Harvard Women’s Health Watch.

  •  Chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain by affecting the way our bodies process and store carbohydrates, and by altering levels of hormones that affect our appetite.
  •  Safety: Sleep debt contributes to a greater tendency to fall asleep during the daytime. These lapses may cause falls and mistakes such as medical errors, air traffic mishaps, and road accidents.

Additionally, sleep deprivation  may result in irritability, impatience, inability to concentrate, and moodiness. Too little sleep can also leave you too tired to do the things you like to do.

An added  benefit of exercise improves mood.. Physical activity elicits endorphins which  boost your mood and keep you feeling good . This is so important especially for people who are stressed out or need to improve their mental well being. Even a short exercise session   stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed.


Stay well and keep moving!