As John Rohn said, “Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.” Read on for how you’re sabotaging your health without even realizing it!
Not drinking enough water.
Traditionally, health experts and medical professionals have recommended that we drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. While many of us know this, many people do not drink this amount each and every day. Water is essential for human beings and helps maintain the balance of body fluids including digestion and absorption, circulation, transportation of nutrients and maintenance of body temperature. A lack of water can cause irritability, fatigue, dizziness weakness, and of course dehydration.
The next time you’re thirsty and go to reach for a glass of juice or pop, grab a glass or bottle of water instead. You will instantly trim your calorie intake and your body will surely thank you.
Consuming too much sugar.
As a nation, we generally consume an excessive amount of sugar. We add it to our morning coffee, eat and drink items that have lots of added sugar, and perhaps even sprinkle it on cereal and other treats. Aside from adding it to our meals for extra “flavour,” sugars are also dominant in sodas and juice, candy and ice cream and processed foods including bread, lunch meats and even ketchup!
The negative effects of high sugar consumption are endless. Not only does it cause weight gain and damage the liver, it can also lead to diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Try your best to limit your consumption of refined carbohydrates and increase your consumption of natural sugars and healthy fats.
Not exercising enough.
Many studies have shown that healthy adults require at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. You only have one life to live, and getting this recommended amount of exercise each week keep your internal organs and systems working in tip-top shape.
Take a dance, yoga or fitness class at the studio this week so you can start looking, and most importantly, feeling your best!