Many people fall into the trap of wishing they could get a healthy and sculpted body – but never actually doing what they need to do to reach their goal.
While getting into shape and adopting a healthy lifestyle sounds like a lot of effort and a time-consuming process, the reality is that doing what must be done will bring so many positive rewards that it will all be more than worthwhile in the end.
For men wanting to have a better body and feel great, here are some tips to live by.
Get More Zzzzz’s
While it’s usually true that too much of good thing can be bad for you, sleep is the definite exception to the rule.
Our world practically sets us up for staying awake around the clock. But despite all the phone-time, the 9-to-5 grind, and the many espresso shots consuming during our waking hours, once we do fall asleep, it’s important to make the most of those hours under the covers.
The solution could be something as simple as a comfortable mattress or the perfect pillow. It’s simply a matter of discovering what works for our body and ultimately leaning into the comfort.
And remember clocking at least 7 hours is more important than you think.
Improve Your Mood
Many men are surprised to learn that prescription meds aren’t the only way to improve your mood.
Supplements can be every bit as effective, and for many men, carry less of a mental-health stigma.
Try some of the following for long-lasting positive results:
- Fish oil. This is especially helpful for combatting mild depression. This basically means alleviating those pesky symptoms that affect daily life. A good rule of thumb is to start by supplementing with one gram of fish oil a day. Speak to your doctor about whether or not fish oil is right for you as it can thin the blood and bring about a slight increase in LDL (cholesterol).
- Rhodiola Rosea. This is a great supplement for relieving mild fatigue. In fact, several studies have found that only 340mg once a day taken for at least six weeks will help you feel emotionally more stable.
- L-Theanine. Sadly, feeling anxious has become a daily thing for many men. L-Theanine has been shown to reduce the body’s stress response to everyday situations. Start out with 200mg a day, and you’ll likely feel calmer and more alert in no time at all.
You Are What You Eat
No matter how loud your tummy might be grumbling for a sweet treat over healthy food, stay away from too much sugar.
For anybody wanting to feel better and stay in shape, fruits and vegetables are a crucial daily dietary intake. You can even ditch the chips and cookies and snack on them while looking at the FIFA World Cup odds.
And when it comes to feeding your inner carnivore, be sure to stick to lean meats like chicken and turkey. For those who prefer seafood, shrimp and tilapia make for pretty amazing alternatives.
What’s more, remember that maintaining a healthy metabolism can only be achieved by portioning your meals. Instead of wolfing down three large meals a day, try and eat six smaller portions. This will even help you to better control your breathing while exercising.