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​Keeping fit

  • With good physical health comes a whole host of benefits from keeping your weight in check, to lowering your risk of getting heart disease and other chronic diseases, and to keeping your mood up.
  • However, maintaining a healthy body requires commitment. The results do not manifest overnight, so you need to be patient and your perseverance will pay off in the long run.
  • Here are some tips to keep you in the pink of health:

Move it!

Incorporate exercise into your daily life through various physical activities. 30 minutes a day of physical activity, 5 times or more a week will do you wonders. Even if you are very busy, make time for it. Here is what you can do:
  • Dance to your favourite songs
  • Walk briskly at the park
  • Walk to work
  • Skip the elevator and take the stairs
  • Cycle to the grocery store
  • Mop vigorously
  • Do jumping jacks as you watch television

Get physical

  • Create a regular workout routine for yourself. It can be jogging, swimming, or cycling. Try different types of exercises for variety and also for the different benefits that it can bring.
  • Exercising does not have to be a lonely activity. Get your friends to join in some group sports, such as badminton, basketball or tennis.
  • You can even pick up a new sport like inline skating.

Eat well

You are what you eat. Stay away from junk food, and keep your body healthy by maintaining a balanced diet. Use the Healthy Diet Pyramid ​to make healthier food choices for yourself.

Rest well

  • Resting is just as important as exercising. Do your workouts on alternate days to prevent unnecessary straining or injuries to muscles.
  • Make sure you get enough sleep so that you will be ready to tackle new challenges the next day.