Drinking enough water can also assist with weight loss, constipation, ‘babelaas’ or hangover.
If you weigh 150 lbs., strive to drink 75 ounces of water daily.
For those who use the Metric system, divide your weight (in kilograms) by 30 (e.g. if you weigh 70 kg you need 2.3 litres per day.
Warning: You can also drink too much water. This can be dangerous, especially if you have kidney problems.
How much is enough sleep?According to some research the average is 8.1, so anything from 5 – 10 hours per day. If you are feeling sleepy in the afternoon, you may need more than you are getting. Take a 10 minute catnap. Too much sleep can leave you feeling groggy.
There are early risers and late risers that burn the midnight oil. You are the only one that can really work out what your real requirements are. If you start hallucinating, and it is not drug induced, and you are not schizophrenic, my bet is you need some sleep.
Enough exercise:Exercise is fundamental to a Healthy Lifestyle. I know a number of people who groan at the e-word. The most strenuous exercise they do is to lift their arm to drink their favourite, coffee, soda, booze and to switch channels on the TV. Walking to the car is a “workout”… Just kidding!
Exercise has got a bad name in some circles, but, and, exercise can be fun. Running on a treadmill isn’t fun, but can be almost enjoyable if you’ve got some music or an interesting tape to listen to, but then you are not concentrating on your body, which is the whole idea. Isn’t it?
Find something that you enjoy; dancing, martial arts, swimming, playing ball with the kids, cycling, rollerblading, skiing, skating, bowls, gardening, even walking, as long as it gets the heart-rate up and the body moving. Yoga is a good all over body toner. You can also get exercise by taking the stairs rather than the elevator. Be creative, do plies while you are waiting for the coffee water to boil. Just don’t touch your toes in a short dress with someone standing behind you, it might be seen as an invitation.
Start slow if you haven’t been exercising. You don’t want to injure yourself, but stretch yourself to about 20% out of your comfort zone.
The benefits of exercise are legend. Just remember too much of anything isn’t good either.
The idea is to have sustained effort for at least 20 minutes. You should be doing some heavy breathing. If you are unable to talk, you are overdoing it. As you get fitter you will be able to go further, faster, longer.
Breathing spaceLike breathing we need to breathe in and out. For a Healthy lifestyle, we can’t just have activity, we also need to chill, and be inactive - not only when we are asleep. We need to take a break so that we can recoup, re-energize, and regenerate.
Great sexLast, but not least. Great sex is essential for a Healthy Lifestyle. I will leave this topic for another page, another time.
I see you shiver with antici….pation (aka Rocky Horror picture show). If you haven’t seen the movie, it is a classic in its own right, and I thought it was a lot of fun.
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