You did it!! You made it to the end of the Mykidstime 21 day fitness challenge! A big congratulations!
Congratulations! You have done it! You have reached Day 21 and have completed our 21 Day Challenge! We hope this has kick-started your fitness routine and has created a fitness habit.
You should be extremely proud of completing our challenge. Time for a treat for yourself – maybe a manicure, a new book, a glass of wine or even a little chocolate to celebrate! Whatever way you choose to celebrate, feel proud and happy with yourself.
Your journey should not stop here. You have created this amazing habit over the past 21 days that will benefit you for the rest of your life. Why stop there?
Going forward, Dan would like to offer you some simple tips that, if you stick to, can hugely benefit you and those around you. Nutrition and exercise can sometimes be made extremely complicated due to the huge volume of information available, but it doesn’t have to be!
Below, he has listed the most important things to look out for when looking to live a healthy lifestyle. By taking these on board, you will notice that your body will reach its comfortable weight; you will have more energy, a more positive mood and a healthy mind.
Again, thank you for taking part in our 21 days and we wish you all every health and happiness.
1. Reduce added sugar
Added sugars are sugars and syrups that are added to foods or beverages when they are processed or prepared. This does not include naturally occurring sugars such as those in milk and fruits.
Foods with a lot of added sugars contribute extra calories to your diet, but provide little, if any, nutritional value. By consuming foods with added sugar, you may leave out nutritious foods with important nutrients, vitamins and mineral.
By reducing or cutting out added sugar, your body will benefit greatly. Read the food labels!
#2. Stock up on fruit and veggies
Fruit and veg provide vital nutrients for your body. They also provide fibre which plays an essential role in your digestive, heart and skin health and has also shown to improve blood sugar control and weight management.
#3. Limit processed foods
Many processed foods lack nutrients and are packed with hidden additives and preservatives which have been linked to various problems in the body. Look to make your own homemade versions of store bought foods.
#4. Drink plenty of water
Our bodies are made up of approx. 60% water. Need I say anymore?
#5. Include healthy fats
Eating fat does not make you fat the same way eating carrots does not make you a carrot! Consuming healthy fats boosts your immune system and promotes better brain function. Nuts, seeds, salmon and avocado are all examples of healthy fat.
#6. Include healthy protein rich foods
Protein rich foods keep blood sugar levels stable and support growth and repair of muscles. There are many ways to include protein into your diet, not just from meat. Many plants also have high protein content.
Move and move however you like. Exercise, together with a good nutrition intake helps prevent excess weight. It also helps to prevent health conditions and diseases.
We live in a world where so much is made complicated. Keep it simple, trust the process and the rest is easy.
And we’d love to know how you found our challenge now that you have reached Day 21, so please let us know in the comments below and if you have any questions for Dan you can Snapchat Dan @Dansweeneypt or tweet him @Dansweeneypt or email him.