Health and wellness is a very popular subject because the entire quality of our lives depends on how well we look after our body and mind. With the global pandemic currently ravaging the world, more people are starting to pay attention to their health and the internal state of their bodies. Orrie Markfeld definitely knows one or two things about staying in a healthy state. For the past fifteen years, he has worked within the active lifestyle space, helping people achieve optimal health and wellness. Recently, he launched DadBod Fitness, a user-friendly app that aims to help dads take ownership of their lives through physical exercise and family bonding.
In this article, Orrie shares some of his top advice and habits for staying healthy, fit, and well.
Tip #1- Get Outside
Due to coronavirus restrictions in different parts of the world, it might be impossible to spend a lot of time outdoors, especially in spaces with other people. The good news is, you can still take occasional walks to appreciate nature and do some mild exercises. These seemingly small actions have tremendous benefits on the body and immune system.
“Over the last hundred+ years, humans have become more separated from activity outdoors and have transitioned to grain-based diets and sedentary lifestyles. As a result, we have become sicker and overweight,” Orrie comments.
The first step to living a healthy life is becoming more active. Moving your body from time to time will help you avoid diseases.
Tip #2-Watch What You Eat
The term, you become what you consume, is very true especially with the human body. Our cells are literally built with the nutrients and content of the food that we consume, therefore it is incredibly important that we put the right kind of items into our body.
“A good place to start with a healthy diet is by sticking with whole foods and choosing one protein, one carb, and one fat with every meal,” Orrie advises. “ Log your foods. Not everyone’s digestive system handles food the exact same way. Having a log can let you know what foods better agree with your body.”
Tip #3-Be consistent
Fitness and staying healthy generally is a big function of how long you can persist. Every new goal is a journey and the key to making the most of the new experience is to enjoy the process.
“When you start your fitness journey you are in the process of building new habits,” Orrie comments. “It’s not about being perfect. It’s about consistency. Anyone can be perfect once. The more consistent you are over a broad period of time, the more sustainable your results and lifestyle will be. Start by trying to work out 3 days a week and see if you can handle that for a month. If that goes well, consider adding a fourth. A common error is trying to go too hard too fast. It’s very easy to make things harder.”
As human beings, we like to complicate things, but simplicity really is the best way to attack your goals, and what you want in life. If you are ready to take control of your health, then just get outside, get your body moving, watch what you eat, and most importantly, just stay consistent.
Before you know it, you will see results in your energy, health, and confidence, then you will get addicted to taking care of your health!