Written By Mikkie Mills / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
There is no doubting that last year was a downright awful and stressful year. So, let's scrap that and focus on making this a better year, for both your mental and physical health. After all, the two go hand in hand. Below are some of the best tips that can help you to achieve your personal health goals, whether you want to lose weight or build muscle.
Restore Your Gut Health
Before you start any kind of new exercise routine or begin taking new supplements, it is important that your gut is healthy, or at least in a natural state. So, how is someone supposed to go about doing this? There are a few ways, with having the proper diet being one of the most important things.
What is the right diet for you? This can be tricky to figure out because there is no perfect diet that works for everyone. Generally speaking, it is important to get in many fruits and vegetables. Taking in fewer carbs and adding more protein to your diet can help you to both lose weight and gain muscle.
If you already have a great diet and you want to go the extra mile, or if you need a little extra help when it comes to restoring your stomach to a healthy state, then you may want to look into trying some supplements. What supplements are right for you will depend on what your diet already looks like.
For example, a dietitian or nutritionist might recommend certain vitamin or mineral supplements when you do not get enough of that nutrient naturally. They may also recommend supplements specifically made for restoring gut health. You can find a total restore coupon code for these types of supplements with the provided link.
Boost Your Metabolism
Once your gut health is restored, you can move on to making dietary and exercise changes that can boost your metabolism. Why would someone want to boost their metabolism? Well, the healthier your metabolism is, the more easily your body will be able to digest food. People who have higher metabolisms also tend to be able to lose weight faster than people who have slower metabolisms.
Luckily, there are many things that anyone can try to do to naturally boost their metabolism. There are a few easy and somewhat obvious things people can try, including getting at least eight hours of sleep a night and drinking enough water.
Even doing minor "exercises" like walking more can help as well. As for more specific things to try, eating more proteins (meat, beans, nuts) can improve your metabolism over time. Drinking green tea and eating spicy foods can provide a short-term boost.
Stick to a Routine
Whether you try to restore your gut health, boost your metabolism, or do something else to achieve your health goals in 2021, it is important that you stick to a routine. After all, eating one salad isn't going to make you healthy. You need to consistently make healthy choices!
As far as exercise is concerned, one way to make sure you stick to a routine is to use an exercise calendar. You can fill in the calendar with exercises that you already like to do, or you can find a premade calendar and do those exercises instead. It should be noted that when it comes to exercises, it is also important to mix up your routine every now and again.
If you do one exercise for a long time (without mixing things up), your body will become used to the movements and the exercises will not be as effective. So, you can either do more reps or add different exercises to your routine to keep your body challenged.
Remember, before changing your diet or exercise plan, it is important to talk to your doctor. Sometimes, supplements may interact poorly with medications you may be taking. Also, some diets that are healthy for some people might be unhealthy for others. Your doctor will know best. With that being said, good luck on your health journey!
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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer from Chicago. She is also a mother of two who loves sharing her ideas on interior design, budgeting hacks and DIY. When she's not writing, she's chasing the little ones around, walking her dog, or can be found rock climbing at the local climbing gym.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.