Leading a healthy lifestyle can help you in so many aspects of your day to day existence. You can feel healthier, fitter and stronger. You can feel comfortable in your body when you are taking proper care of your body. But this is going to take some effort on your part. Here are just a couple of different areas to focus on right now!
We all know that we should eat a healthy diet. But how many people actually achieve this? When it comes down to it, the majority of people eat too many or too few calories, indulge in junk food and takeaways and generally fill their bodies with poor quality fuel. Start out by knowing how many calories you should eat per day to maintain your weight. The list below should give you a rough idea to start out with.
- Children aged 2 to 8 – 1000 to 1400 calories
- Girls aged 9 to 13 – 1400 to 1600 calories
- Boys aged 9 to 13 – 1600 to 2000 calories
- Active women aged 14 to 30 – 2400 calories
- Sedentary women aged 14 to 30 – 1800 to 2000 calories
- Active men aged 14 to 30 – 2800 to 3200 calories
- Sedentary men aged 14 to 30 – 2000 to 2600 calories
- Active adults over 30 – 2000 to 3000 calories
- Sedentary adults over 30 – 1600 to 2400 calories
Of course, hitting your calorie count isn’t all it takes to be healthy. You also need to make sure that the food you’re putting into your body is healthy. Avoid fad diets. Instead, make sure that you’re getting all of your food groups in moderation.
Few people take sufficient care of their skin. But this is bizarre. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and you should do your utmost to provide it with what it needs. Before you get started with skincare, it’s a good idea to identify whether you have dry skin, oily skin, combination skin or “normal” skin. This will allow you to find the best treatments and products for daily use.
There are plenty of specialist skincare treatments out there that can do everything from encourage skin regeneration to lifting dirt and dead skin cells from pores and follicles. Talk to a professional who will be able to assess your skin and make custom recommendations for what will benefit you the most. Popular options include facials, microneedling and more.
It’s also a good idea to do some research and select products for daily use that suit your skin type. It’s generally recommended that you have a good face wash or cleansing cream, toner and moisturiser. Different products will contain different ingredients to tackle different problems. It may take a little trial and error, but eventually, you’ll get there and find some firm favourites.
These are just a couple of things you should focus on when it comes to taking proper care of your body. Hopefully, some of the steps will really help you to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle!