5 Ways to Keep Fit Without Exercising

Keeping fit is a necessity for everyone who wants to live long. To achieve this, you either go to the gym or exercise in your bedroom. But when laziness saunters in, you lose the drive to be consistent with the exercise. Sometimes you can’t even squeeze out time from your busy schedule to go to the gym or do some push-ups. How then can you stay fit if you don’t exercise? Simple. Stick to these five ways to keep fit without exercising and you’ll be marvelled at the results.

How to Stay Fit Without Exercise

1. Stay Hydrated Always

Sixty per cent of the human body is made up of water and as such, you need to hydrate and rehydrate regularly to flush out toxins and improve your complexion. You should drink at least eight glasses of water every day. Drinking water helps check unnecessary cravings for snacks, reduces your sugar level, increases your energy level and promotes weight loss.

2. Eat Healthily

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Just as you are what you think, you also are what you eat. Hence, you should avoid foods high in saturated fat and sodium like junks because these foods can lead to obesity and heart diseases. Instead, you should eat a lot of fruits, vegetables and high-nutrient carbohydrates such as yam, beans, sweet potatoes, etc. However, if you are watching your waistline, proteinous foods such as beans and chicken breast, for instance, will help you stay slim. Likewise, eating proteins with healthy fats, such as avocados, gives your body the healthy fats it needs to stay fit and healthy.

3. Take a Quick Walk Everyday Day

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Many people resort to eating when they are bored or stressed out. If you are guilty of this, you should stop because this is very unhealthy as you can put on massive weight if this becomes a habit. Instead, when you feel bored, take a walk. You could go on a 15-minute stroll to burn some calories. Also, you may be used to boarding a bus at the close of work or driving, but once in a while, you should walk or ride a bike as they help in burning calories than sitting in a car. Furthermore, if there’s an elevator in your workplace and you love to hop on it every time you leave your office, check the habit. Instead, use the staircase often to exercise your legs in the process.

4. Have At Least 7 to 8 Hours of Sleep

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You should sleep for seven to eight hours every day. This enables your brain function better. Also, when your body has enough sleep, your brain easily sends signals to your body to release hormones and compounds that help in memory retention, preventing certain health conditions and managing the level at which you feel hungry.

5. Manage Stress Properly

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It is inevitable not to feel stressed in today’s world. Therefore, you should rest when you get burned out. If the need arises, confide in someone. Also, don’t give in to the temptation to binge eat when stressed and avoid excessive consumption of alcohol. Above all, do not forget to visit your doctor when you feel ill and take preventive measures or drugs to combat infections and ailments.

Fashion has a whole lot to do with how you look, not just your clothes, shoes and accessories only. And as such, we thought it wise to share these tips on how to stay fit without exercise. As a fashionista, work, school and basic chores can get overwhelming that you have little or no time for exercise. But if you adhere to these ways to keep fit without exercising, you’ll still have that perfect body without worrying about putting on massive weight.


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Nelly Henshaw

Nelly Henshaw is an Applied Criminology and Sociology Graduate working in Youth Justice Service who equally shares a passion for personal wellbeing and everything to do with Lifestyle such as, Food, Travel, Art, Fashion, Hair and Beauty. She lives in London, UK.

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