I can’t believe how badly people take care of themselves. Even the best clothes aren’t going to make you look good if you aren’t eating well or getting enough sleep. It amazes us that sleep is something most do not pay attention to. They feel tired or unrested but they don’t do anything about it. They continue to get a mere five or six hours a night. If they toss and turn, they write it off to stress but it goes on and on. You have to address that stress and do something about it or your life will be dreary and dull. When you are tired during the day, you become unproductive and cut corners. This is not a way to live. Let us give you some sleep, diet, and exercise tips so those nice clothes you like don’t have to work so hard to make you look good.
A good night’s sleep is natural healthy sleep and it takes a regular routine to make it effective. Our tips are simple. Go to bed at the same time every night and get up on the dot in the morning. Use a sunrise alarm if you hate the sound of the radio or other noise. Don’t eat or drink an hour before retiring and put away that noxious cell phone and stop texting at midnight. Turn off your mind by thinking positive thoughts and not running through the events of the day, particularly those that annoyed you.
When it comes to diet, there are certain rules. You must eat the same number of calories every day whether it is 1,200, 1,500, or 2,000. If you are overweight, drop 500 empty calories such as cookies, chips, soda, ice cream, or candy. Make most of your intake protein, vegetables, fruit, and healthy fats like avocados or yogurt. Tune down the carbs and put away the mashed potatoes, pasta, and rice. Above all, keep the sugar in the pantry for baking. It will do you no good. Forget that daily dose in your morning coffee. You will soon get used to black. Simple changes can keep your weight stable, eliminating the need for crazy yoyo dieting.
Last but not least, let’s talk exercise. The more you do, the better your weight and the sounder your sleep. It is the miracle cure for most everything that has to do with the physical body. An hour three times a week is fine, but a daily regimen is even better. You can work out in the gym, but no one says you have to stay there. You can play sports, run on the beach or in the park, and go on long walks or bike rides, or anything else that keeps you moving. Exercise is the perfect panacea for the heart, Lungs, low muscle tone, poor circulation, obesity and diabetes, and more. It will help cure anything that ails you. The older you get, the more important the equation of sleep, diet, and exercise.