Over the past 15 years or so, we have been told that a healthy lifestyle is important. Scientists recommend we should be accumulating on average 60 minutes of exercises a day in order to maintain healthy levels. What exactly does that number mean? Over the course of a regular day, we should be doing some sort of physical activity that adds up to approximately 60 minutes. Whether it is in the gym on the treadmill or just in the garden for the afternoon, adding physical activity is vital.
If you want to be active, you should be the one who does not just wish for change in his or her life, but takes action to make his or her dream a reality. We often think, "wouldn't it be great if", but then we don't act to make the great happen. In order to make our dreams a reality we must take action; we must become Active Dreamers.
Following are the thing you can do in London to have a healthy lifestyle:
- Cardiovascular training
It is recommended to do cardio 2 or 3 times a week. Depending on your fitness level, cardio can consist of a nice walk with your dog, or a vigorous run on the treadmill. Ideally you are trying to increase your cardio capacity. Which has many health benefits.
- Resistance Training
Part of living an active lifestyle is by doing some sort of resistance training at least 2 times a week. That doesn't mean you have to go to the gym and lift weights, you can easily do it at home by doing movements as simple as pushup and sit-ups, or by using something like resistance bands. Resistance training is just as important as cardiovascular activity and adds to your overall physical health.
- Flexibility (stretching)
After you exercise, it is recommended you stretch for roughly 10 minutes, holding each stretch for 15-30 seconds. Stretching is crucial to maintain flexibility and reduce the chance of injury from exercise.
- Clean eating
We know it can be a lot to take in but the Paleo diet, the ketosis diet, and the gluten-free diet can all be part of a clean eating lifestyle. The basic idea of a clean eating program is to stop using processed foods as much as possible. That means giving up most canned foods, bottled foods and any other foods that have gone through a processing procedure to the point that they are no longer in their natural state.