A positive attitude can be difficult to maintain. Working out and looking after your health is a good start. Starting your day with a jog is the perfect way to get motivated for the day. If you haven’t had breakfast before you go, then it will also kick start your metabolism, meaning food will be processed better throughout the day.
All in all, a good start. But how can you maintain this feeling all day? The answer is to stay active. Being static all day, such as sitting at a desk, will slow your body down and will not work wonders for your mood either. It is important to get up and move around. This doesn’t mean dancing around in the aisle, but it does mean just having a walk around the building. Maybe even taking your lunch outside and getting some fresh air.
Health and fitness shouldn’t be a sore subject, and looking after it doesn’t need to be a chore either. Something as simple as taking the stairs instead of the elevator is a good way to keep your body awake throughout the day.
This may all seem like common sense on the surface, and I guess it is. But it is something that is often overlooked. You can do a day’s work and also keep healthy. Just because you are behind a desk, it doesn’t mean you have to sit still for 8 hours.
Even if you go back and work out on your home gym equipment it will always be of more benefit, especially to your metabolism, to keep constantly active. On a dietary note, it is also better to slowly eat throughout the day, having healthy snacks to help keep your body burning away. This will help stop cravings but it will also help to stop ‘cramming’ at mealtimes and overloading your system.
Anything high in protein will help you to stay fuller for longer. So this is always good to have for breakfast, as it will keep your body going throughout the day. If you stray into the carbohydrates then make sure they are good carbs from either fruit or 100% wholegrain sources.
All of these tips will help you maintain a positive attitude throughout the day. It will also help to keep you feeling motivated and help get you out of bed in the morning. All it takes is a few little changes to spark off the larger changes in your everyday routine. It can also be fun to compare with friends how you have managed to get a workout in the day, inventing clever ways to burn off a few calories, maybe tricep dips on your desk or a few yoga poses. However, I would make sure there is no one around you when you attempt this, as you may feel better but you will get a few funny looks!
This article was writen by Alex Wright, a fitness writer working with the Health and Fitness industry with Health clubs at Home. If you would like to visit Health Clubs at Home’s website then please feel free to click here