Health & Fitness Tips

We've pulled together 99 health and fitness tips that we think will help you with your working out, exercise plans and give you ideas to help you get fit, stay fit and enjoy your training!

There's some good simple advice amongst the 99 tips here, from face to skincare, exercise to daydreaming benefits. You can even count them if you really want!
 

  • Good effort, at least you're started, try and make it to the end!
     
  • If you get tired reading this, go back to bed, as on average we need to have 8.1 hours of sleep to re-charge our bodies.
     
  • People who have less than 6 hours sleep a night have a 70 % higher mortality rate, according to Californian studies. I'm currently studying spending 18 hours in bed, so will hopefully live to a 130.
     
  • When sleeping in your own, or someone else's bed, make sure the mattress is firm enough to support your body weight. With sufficient material, within the mattress that will act as a cushion to allow for the contours of the body to be supported.
     
  • Have a glass of water by your bed, and attempt to drink eight 8 oz glasses of water a day. 
     
  • At breakfast mix fruit juices with 50% water, to aid absorption, prevent rapid sugar levels in the blood, and to save money.
     
  • Make sure you don't skip breakfast, unless you get out of bed after 12 o'clock, then go straight for lunch.
     
  • Spend time at breakfast to plan out your day, take each day one day at a time, but make the most of them, planning is the key to success.
     
  • Smile, laugh be happy, don't take everything in life to serious, remember its alright to fart, apparently we all do it on average 13 times a day, and that includes ladies.
     
  • If you're going to fart, and you're in public, cough at the same time to cover up the noise. This is also a good stomach exercise.
     
  • Take a good quality multi-vitamin / mineral supplement each morning. A recent survey by the American National Food Council revealed that not one person from 21,500 consumed their optimum RDA of vitamins. 
     
  • If you feel tired just after eating lunch, (the 2 o'clock slump), you are probably eating too much refined/processed carbohydrates, and your body has become carbohydrate sensitive. Try and eat more complex carbs, and add more protein and fibre to your meals. Oh yeah, don't forget to drink that water.
     
  • Remember every gram of alcohol has 7 calories, so if your aim is to have a flat stomach or lose weight, practice acting drunk or simply cut back on your alcohol intake. 
     
  • Alcohol is a depressant, if feeling depressed don't take a drink, try and make yourself laugh, invite your friends round, and watch them get drunk, and fall all over the place.
  • When managing your weight avoid anything that is not in a measurable quantities.
     
  • Remember low fat foods, are often laced with sugar, which also has calories, just look at a low fat yogurt.
     
  • By switching hands whilst eating, you are less coordinated, resulting in calories stuck on your face and clothes.
     
  • Line your stomach before you go out on a large drink binge. A cocktail of a pint of milk, and soft fruit, normally works well.
     
  • If exercise were a drug, we would all have a bottle in the kitchen cupboard.
     
  • Eat a balanced diet, lower in fat, lower in sugar salt and processed foods, eat more fibre and whole food products. 
     
  • Diets don't work. Long term health and weight management should include healthy life style changes such as exercise and healthier whole foods.
     
  • Throw away your scales. Work on how you look and feel, not what you weigh, aim to lose weight in the form of unhealthy body fat.
     
  • When trying to lose fat, aim for a maximum of 1 1/2 pounds a week.
     
  • If spot reducing worked, all typists would have skinny fingers.
     
  • Crash dieting, over exercising and fasting will slow down your metabolism.

As well as the healthy tips, why not find out more about some general fitness tips, fitness ideas, fitness tips for men and fitness tips for Women. We also have a range of aerobic exercises, fitness training and exercises along with motivation tips and motivation advice and finally you can also look at Gym equipment.

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