You may have heard it said before-that health is wealth- and it’s true. People that enjoy stronger, healthier bodies are usually happier and lead fuller lives. As such, while trying to be more active and eating healthy is by no means an easy feat, the results are definitely worth it.
What’s more important? Diet or exercise?
Some people think that just because they exercise and take part in home sports that they can in turn eat anything and everything under the sun. Others think that just because they do their best to eat healthily, they do not have to exercise. This begs the ever-important question; what’s more important, diet, or exercise?
Here is the real truth for you- both are important. It may only take a few minutes to eat a snack worth hundreds of calories but the effects will be long-lasting and will take hours to burn off. For anyone interested in losing weight and keeping it off, a combination of both exercise and dieting is necessary.
Plus, dieting alone will help you lose weight. However, adding home sports and a variety of other workouts will ensure that your clothes fit better. Exercise will also allow you to boost your metabolism, which will help you continue to burn calories throughout the day as long as you are continuing to eat healthily.
You must continue to be on the lookout for creative ways to remain physically active in your day to day life. Don’t stick with the same old workouts all the time if you are interested in seeing changes. Do your best to make your home sports fun. That means inviting your coworkers, friends, and family so that you can spend fun active time together.
So what happens when you start eating healthy and taking part in home sports?
Healthy eating and home sports after 1 day:
Improved concentration levels
Just one day of healthy eating and taking part in home sports can improve your concentration levels. You will also be on your way to breaking the poor eating habits that may have been sending your blood sugar levels on a roller coaster ride. When your blood sugar levels stabilize, you will start to experience more energy, which will allow you to keep going.
After 7 days of healthy eating and home sports
No more puffy eyes
Gathering around your ping pong table for a family-friendly tournament may not be your immediate go-to solution when you need to reduce those puffy eyes. However, active home sports like ping pong can help you experience better skin and less puffiness as the water retention in your body decreases.
Forget about the dreaded 3 pm slump
If you continue to remain active and eat well, the dreaded 3 pm slump will be a thing of the past. This is what eating regularly, as well as regulating your salt intake will do to your health. Don’t be surprised if you choose to forego a donut for a healthy piece of fruit instead.
2 weeks of home sports and dieting
Because you will be eating out less, you will start to notice yourself saving more money. Making your own meals at home will not only be cheaper but healthier particularly if you make sure to include healthy, whole foods in favor of processed unhealthy packaged snacks.
21 days of home sports and dieting
The type of foods that you eat plays a critical role in how healthy your skin will be. When you increase your intake of healthy foods containing necessary minerals and vitamins, antioxidants, as well as healthy fats which are vital for collagen formation and reducing skin inflammation. By now, you should also be consuming less alcohol and drinking more water, which will be instrumental in helping to reduce any skin dryness.
When you up your fiber intake with your much healthier diet, you will start to experience regular bowel movements, which means less bloating. When your digestive system is healthier, you are also more likely to be more comfortable throughout your healthy journey.
Lack of activity and a poor diet are recipes for a poor night’s sleep. If you have been eating well and consistently working out, then you should notice yourself sleeping better and for longer. This will in turn translate to an energy boost; so much so that you will even find yourself looking forward to exercise and home sports that used to scare you.
After a month of consistency
No more cravings
After taking part in home sports for 30 days, you’ll automatically reach for healthier food options over unhealthy ones. Junk food, foods high in sugar, alcohol, and other unhealthy food offerings will soon become appalling to you.
An improved immune system
Eating healthy means that your body will now be receiving all the necessary vitamins and minerals needed to keep you strong and disease-free. If you should fall sick, your immune system will also be able to better fight so that you can recover faster. It also means that you will fall sick less often.
Remember that you really are what you eat
What we put into our bodies makes a huge difference. The benefits of healthy eating are as varied as the benefits of working out. Dieting can help to dramatically reduce your risk of suffering from chronic diseases, it will slow down the aging process, boost your energy levels, and improve your cognitive function. The paybacks of exercise are pretty much the same so imagine how much you can achieve when you eat well and exercise.
Taking part in-home sports such as ping pong, as well as eating healthily is essential for long-term weight loss, as well as one’s overall health. Making both of these things part of your daily lifestyle will make a dramatic difference in your quality of life.
If you are interested in improving your health, you must find ways to include daily activities as well as make healthier food choices to start seeing results. If you want to succeed, it is best to start small and work on increasing your capabilities gradually.