A key component to healthy living is fitness. Staying active, both physically and mentally, will give you more energy and keep you from living a sedentary life. In addition to regular visits to our Las Vegas gym, here are some things you can do to improve mental and physical fitness:
Waking up early gives you time to prepare for the day, which is a crucial aspect of staying active. When you wake up late, you skip breakfast, get to work late, and play catch up for the rest of the day. Waking up early gives you ample time to prepare a healthy breakfast and plan the activities of the day. You should do 10-15 minutes of exercise in the morning to jolt your body into action. Also, you get to work early to tackle your workload when your brain is at its most energized.
Creative hobbies, like drawing, improve mental agility. Likewise, learning something new, such as dribbling a basketball with your left hand instead of your right, creates new pathways in your brain. Other activities, like puzzles, stimulate the mind and are an easy way to deal with boredom.
If you have a desk job, make it a point to stand up and move every thirty minutes. You can get files from the filing cabinet, deliver reports to your boss or go over to a colleague’s desk to discuss a project. You can also request for a standing desk, if your organization allows it. Movement burns more calories than sitting down for long periods of time.
Eating healthy food contributes to staying fit, mentally and physically. Healthy eating provides the nutrients your body needs to operate at optimum capacity. Unhealthy foods tend to slow down brain activity and make the digestive system work harder.
Exercise releases endorphins that relieve stress and the activity contributes to a night of good sleep. It also keeps muscles in good condition and can help you lose weight. You should exercise for at least 30 minutes, five days a week. Exercises can be as simple as walking or doing a few squats.
Socializing brings a sense of joy and connection with other people. Spending time with friends and family at the end of the day brings a sense of belonging to an individual. This is important for maintaining good mental health. You can play with your kids and burn a few extra calories while having fun.
Staying physically and mentally active can be as easy as incorporating a few extra activities into your daily routine. There are a lot of activities for kids, adults and seniors at the Y. Visit one of our four locations to learn how you can join our Las Vegas gym today.