These fitness secrets certainly sound great, however, they only work if you practice living them. For most of my life, I have worked at living a healthier lifestyle and promoting healthy living to others.  Now more than ever at midlife, these choices are monumental in how I feel day in and day out.  Check out what another fan of healthy living has to say about…
We all desire to live a longer and healthier life. However modern lifestyle that many people embrace has a negative effect on overall body health and fitness. The reason why some people live a long and healthy life while some die early is that of the choices that they make in life. If you choose to embrace healthy habits, then you will live a longer and healthier life. In this article, we are going to give you 6 fitness secrets that will help you live a longer and healthier life.

1. Eat cooked beans every day

Beans are delicious, nutritious, easy to make and inexpensive.

Cooked beans are a healthy source of proteins. Although lean meat and fish usually take all the glory, one main health benefit of cooked beans is their high protein content. Your body uses protein to build and repair damaged tissues. Protein is also used by the body to make hormones, enzymes and other important body chemicals. In addition to that, protein is important for the building of muscles, bones, skin, blood, and cartilage. Cooked beans are also loaded with fiber that helps to lower cholesterol, enhance intestinal health, aid in weight loss, lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases as well as prevent diabetes. Cooked beans are also packed with minerals and vitamins particularly vitamin B, potassium, copper, zinc and folic acid. They also contain phytonutrient that helps to enhance your overall body health and wellness. Cooked beans contain vital components that will help enhance your overall health
enabling you to live a longer and healthier life.

2. Walk More

One of the most convenient way to move your body.

Most people usually underestimate the health benefits of walking. Walking is the easiest and one of the most effective exercises that can help you attain your fitness goals. For instance, regular brisk walking can help you manage a healthy weight, strengthen your bones and muscles, improve your balance and coordination, improve your moods, as well as help, manage various conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Studies have also shown that walking can also help to curb cravings as well as reduce the amount of food that you eat when you are stressed. It also helps to boost your immune function and can protect you, especially during cold and flu season. Walking also helps to lubricate and strengthen muscles along the joint, a factor that helps to prevent joint pain. The more you walk, the longer and healthier life you will have.

3. Maintain Regular Routine

Just say no…99% of the time.

Sticking to a regular schedule has both mental and physical benefits. Studies have shown that the human bossy thrives on homeostasis. Your surrounding environment keeps changing all the time. As a result, your body is forced to adjust itself in order to maintain a steady internal state that it really needs to promote good health and long life. Digestive, sex, growth, feel good, insulin and cortisol hormones follow a certain regular pattern. They usually perform at their level best when you maintain a regular routine. The more you maintain a regular routine, the more you will be able to live a healthier and longer life.

5. Eat More Vegetables

Choose local and organic when you can. Prep as soon as you bring them home. Eat as many as you can and as colorful as you can. Your body will thank you.

Studies have shown that people who eat more vegetables have reduced the risk of many chronic diseases. They contain vital nutrients including fiber, folate, potassium and vitamins A, E and C. Vegetable such as tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, and garlic provide additional nutrients and that is why they are commonly referred to as superfoods. Most vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and have no cholesterol. Vegetables contain vital minerals and nutrients that help to maintain blood pressure, reduce diverticulosis and constipation, lower blood cholesterol level as well as lower the risk of heart diseases

6. Stop Smoking

The pic says it all…QUIT!!!!

If you are a smoker then it is definitely time to quit smoking if you want to live a healthier and longer life. Studies have shown that smoking is the main cause of lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis, asthma, and emphysema. If you already have asthma, smoking can trigger an attack or make the situation worse. Smoking also increases your chances of suffering from lung cancer, cancer of the bladder, kidney, throat, mouth cervix and pancreas. Smoking is a death trap and you should stop immediately if you want to live a healthier and longer life.

All great advice and realistic ways to improve the quality of your life.  Have questions, need some guidance I’m here and so is Ryan.