If you want to feel amazing, start working out and eating healthier. After the first session, you’ll be tired, but you’ll also feel more relaxed and at ease. That’s because the exercise burned off the hormones created by stress that cause bodily changes for the fight or flight response. Left unchecked, they can cause damage to your body. As you exercise, it triggers the brain to create hormones that help prevent pain, but they also do something else, they make you feel at ease, happier and at peace. There are several types of hormones, with dopamine and endorphin as two of them.
Get your blood circulating.
There’s some long term “feel good” benefits from exercise too. You’ll build energy and put some bounce in your step. That extra energy is just one of the benefits you’ll enjoy. You’ll also feel stronger and ready to take on the world, or at least the house and yard work. Regular exercise sends oxygen and nutrient rich blood to all the cells of your body, making them healthier. It gives you a glow and a more youthful looking appearance.
Eating healthier gives you energy and helps you feel fantastic.
If you don’t provide the right type of fuel for a vehicle, that vehicle won’t run. Just imagine putting sugar in the tank. You could say good-bye forever to that car or truck. The same is true for your body. It needs the proper fuel, with nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. You’ll get all those from a diet that contains plenty of fruits and vegetables. What you don’t need are the preservatives and other additives often found in processed foods. They’re like sugar in your gas tank. In fact, sugar and white flour should also be avoided. You also don’t need extra calories that can add pounds.
Lose weight with regular exercise and a healthy diet.
A healthy diet isn’t dieting. It’s making smarter food choices that improve your nutrition and lower calorie intake. Exercise burns calories. It also builds muscle tissue and muscle tissue burns more calories than fat tissue does, so it raises your metabolism. Today obesity is the leading cause of preventable deaths, surpassing even smoking. As you workout and eat healthy, you’ll notice you’ll also lose excess pounds. It’s like lifting a weight off your shoulders. In fact, it’s actually no longer carrying weight you’ve carried for a long time. You’ll feel amazing.
Getting plenty of sleep at night not only improves your health, it makes you feel good. Regular exercise helps you sleep better at night.
Practice random acts of kindness, get involved in worthy causes or do something for others. No matter what you do for someone else, you’ll get more out of it. If you love animals, create a bird or squirrel feeder, volunteer at a shelter or become an animal foster parent. Do something for others every day no matter how small it is.
Schedule your workout. If you have a block of time scheduled on your calendar, you’re more likely to keep that appointment. It keeps you on the straight and narrow.
Spend some time outdoors each day. You need to get vitamin D and the best way is from the sun. If you’re fair skinned or haven’t been out in the sun for a time, use skin block to prevent sunburn.