Getting In Shape While On A Vacation

May 2015
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Improving our health by getting in shape and maintaining proper nutrition can be achieved in a month’s time.  However, it takes a lot of patience and perseverance to keep your energy level at the top.  There are individuals who may have trouble staying fit due to a sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy diet.  The two factors that need to be reconfigured are our eating habits and our daily activities.  There are those who are overweight even though they move a lot and then there are those who eat less yet still gain more weight.  Those who want to live longer should know how to maintain balance in their diet and keep a good exercise routine that allows you to strengthen the bone and muscle tissues.

When trying to lose weight, there is a need for you to understand the nutritional requirements of your body according to your body mass index.  This will in turn help you start getting in shape as you will be guided on the amount of calories your body requires daily in order to sustain your day to day activities.  Usually, people who want to reduce weight cut down on their calorie consumption and stick to a healthy level of 1200 to 2000 calories per day.  Once the ideal weight has been achieved, that is the time you can do more exercises and gradually increase the level of its difficulty and repetition.  Most diet programs suggest of focusing on controlling what you eat prior to subjecting the body to exercise routines to avoid exhaustion.

Nevertheless, there are those who want to start getting in shape due to old age.  We all know that as we grow older, the immune weakens and we can easily get stricken by diseases.  I used to be an active person but after just about three months of staying at home, this short period of being sedentary has already proved to be disadvantageous to my health.  I always thought that I can feel better and be healthier if I get to relax and enjoy a long vacation but it was otherwise.  I was inflicted with common ailments such as neck and back pains, arthritis, and common colds.

When your body is conditioned to daily work and active functions in the office, try not to slow down and try not to relax too much when you are on a vacation as the body had been accustomed to some tasks.  This is what they call as muscle memory wherein long term motor learning has been programmed into your system.  So when you are on a vacation and still want to stay fit, enjoy a swim at the beach or have fun doing recreational activities in the outdoor rather than staying at home and lying on the couch.

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