Not a fitness freak? Follow these simple steps to stay healthy

Not a fitness freak? Follow these simple steps to stay healthy

Want to become fitter but do not know where to start? Read on.

Everyone aspires towards becoming fitter and leaner. While many are battling gluttony, others are battling with their addiction to alcohol and smoking. In a lot of enthusiasm, people hit the gym ans start of with rigorous exercises and diet control to see immediate results, but the results are not always what you want to see. Which is why, it is important to start simple. For instance, eating right is essential to ensure that your health is not severely affected. Vitamins, iron and calcium rich foods do not just give the required metabolism to the body, but also ensures the body's immunity system is regulated. Also, drinking a lot of water flushes out of the toxins from the body's system, giving you not just a healthy body, but glowing skin as well. Click through to see simple tips you can use to become fitter. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

If you are not someone to hit the gym without a little push and motivation, a brisk walk is enough, to start with. Take your dog out for a walk in the morning to the nearby park, or just plug in your earphones and go. Preferably, go in the morning, because the air is still fresh and not polluted by the vehicles that will hit the road during the time of the day. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

When you get into a schedule that suits your body and time, enroll yourself in a gym nearby. Again, since this is something you haven't tried before, start of with something very simple, like the treadmill, may be and then gradually increase the intensity of your workouts. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

But take utmost care to not exert yourself so much, that you get easily tired and give up midway through a workout session. Because, the entire idea is to stay motivated, but also be steady towards aspiring for a fitter body. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Sometimes the body system is affected not by the physiology of the person, but mental factors like stress. Make sure you keep your stress levels in check. Go for a brisk wak or a jog everyday, plug in your headphones, and most importantly, do not forget to smile. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

If gym is not your cup of tea, then yoga and meditation is no less effective. Having a calm mind is important to achieve a fit body. So even if you do not like the gym environment, take your yoga mat, go to the nearby park wth preferably lush greens around, and meditate. Make sure you deep breathe throughout. You will find yourself happy and positive throughout the day. (Source: Thinkstock Images)