Tips from Olympians for a Better and Healthier Lifestyle

February 08, 2013
This article was contributed by Zara, who loves writing articles for blogs and websites. Apart from article writing, she does research on ppi claims . Catch her @financeport, too!

It’s always been the same question- Why on earth am I unable to lose weight? Why is my training not good enough for quick results? Why is my stamina / body strength so low? Well, you got to understand your body first before you come to conclusions or give up on yourself. Everybody in the world is born with the same basic physical equipments, blessed with two hands, two legs and all the other beautifully unique and outstanding features. This article will help you achieve your desire to become fit (and by fit I mean sleek and super-hot), healthy, strong and will help you lead a good lifestyle just like our beloved Olympians because we all know that “health is wealth”. 



 To begin with, you must follow these rules of Do’s and Dont’s:- 

 DO’s: 
  • DRINK A LOT OF WATER. You must be coming across this point in every single health blog, article or magazine. And you must understand that it’s there all over for a reason. Adequate water consumption can do wonders. 
  • BE ACTIVE. Your body needs it. That includes no lazing around, taking the stairs regularly, walking small distances and avoiding vehicle use, etc. (you know the drill). 
  • IMPROVE YOUR EATING HABITS. Eat less. But do not starve. Eat 7 times a day in less quantity. Yah! Sound unfamiliar? Well, try it. Might be hard at first but you’ll get used to it. 
  • PLANT FRUIT GARDENS. The best way to eat right is by consuming fruits and vegetables for your own garden as they are a way for more health and cannot be compared to the ones bought from stores. Grow your own tomatoes, sprouts and strawberries. These are highly nutritious and easy to grow. 
  • CONSUME ORGANIC FOOD. Avoid food that contains preservatives. 
  • STAMINA BUILDING is very important. Only when you have the required amount of stamina will you be able to lose excess fat and tone your body. Stamina building is the first step to a fit body and believe me, you can’t just skip to weigh lose without body strength. 
  • WORKOUT AS AND WHEN YOU CAN. Not only does it tone your body but it also gives you this keen satisfaction when you know your body is changing. 


Dont’s:- 
  • SMOKING is bad. Even if you think you cannot concentrate on work and you absolutely need to have a smoke, fight it. Take one step at a time. Reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke in a day. Remember, you need stamina for a good-looking/ healthy body. 
  • LACK OF SLEEP is extremely hazardous for your body. Make sure you get a minimum of 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night. Avoid afternoon naps. 
  • DON’T SKIP YOUR MEALS. You may not understand your body’s metabolism yet but you must not compromise with food. Don’t skip breakfast (because that would be dumb), eat lunch, tea and snacks can be consumed and a light dinner. 
  • AVOID ALCOHOL. Drinking and then wanting to stay fit is like expecting to be able to breathe under water. Avoid occasional drinking. 
  • AVOID BAD EATING HABITS. Junk food? Maybe at times but not always. Alcohol? The same story. Sodas, cool drinks, beverages more than once a week? Kiss your not-so-large ass goodbye (and be prepared to welcome the type of badonkadonks FLO Rida raps about….and trust me, not everybody can pull-off booties like those). 


For those of you who aren’t fat yet not fit and desire to have an Olympian’s type of fitness, you must understand that they motivate themselves to fitness for reasons like global awareness, exciting opportunities, fame and International recognition. So, the main thing you need is an element of motivation to get you started. Keep your goal in mind and think of it anytime you feel lazy to work out or five up on yourself. 

Indulge in: 

  1. Swimming: If you cannot swim, even better. Learn how to swim. It tones your body in unbelievable ways. And the energy you put in while you learn burns double the amount of calories than when u already know how to swim at ease. 
  2. Calorie count: Just because you work out now does not mean you can eat double the amount. Keep a calorie check and make sure you consume the right amount of calories, enough to keep you strong. 
  3. Pickle juice: Indulge in pickle juice. Many Olympians do. It prevents muscle cramps plus has all the essential nutrias such as sodium, potassium and magnesium. 
  4. Avoid coffee and any form of caffeine consumption: Do not indulge in excessive caffeine intake. Replace the habit of coffee intake with fresh fruit juices.
  5. Yoga: Yes! I know. Yoga seems lame and ineffective to a few people and if you are one of those, let me tell you a way to motivate yourself. Think of it as a way to make your body flexible. And a flexible body in the sack scores a perfect 10. 



18 comments :

  1. I am changing my eating habit now. Like stated, 6-7 small meals is better. I am also avoiding junk foods now but not totally banning myself from this one. Sabi nga, kapag nagcrave ka sa isang pagkain, go on and eat it, but moderation wag ung parang wala ng bukas. hehehe.
    Good thing also, I don't smoke. Drink, konti konti lang. I also avoid coffee which I posted the reason in my blog.
    I think swimming is one of the best sports because it utilizes the whole body. SAd, I am not a swimmer. hehehe

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  2. Great tips. Discipline talaga need at un ung wala ako masyado hehe. But I am trying not to abuse myself.

    Mommy Maye2

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  3. The coffee... I want to get rid of it but it is really hard. I'll try your suggestion to replace it with juice.

    I also want to grow my own herbs and veggies.

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  4. I am so with you with the coffee! Besides, I have read really glowing reviews about the benefits of coffee din haha. Basta, I am notready togive up my cup yet!

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  5. I say yes to yoga! Since I started it I have been active and energized. Sa coffee naman i have no prob because I am really not into it. I want to do swimming but being a mom of an 8 month old, walang time.

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  6. i miss swimming. i used to swim ever so often. and i miss the smell of chlorine in the water.

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  7. I can do all of them! Except giving up my beloved coffee mug.I love coffee. Without it, I am nothing haha. Thanks for sharing the tips!

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  8. The first thing that came to my thoughts are my dancesport kids. I must teach them these to make them olympians. As for me, uhmm..(kidding!) I've been practicing some but not religiously. :-)

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  9. I follow the DON'TS except for the last item. :(

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  10. My goal is to live a healthier lifestyle, too! I'll bookmark this post. Thanks so much for these tips.

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  11. Oh, thanks for this check list! Reading this makes me realize that I really need to improve my lifestyle. Hay !

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  12. I vow to the list, and I do yoga too! Also, btw, sodium, potassium and magnesium are the main ingredients in all sports drinks

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  13. We really need to consume fresh and healthy foods but sometimes it boils down to finances and at this era good foods are pricey. So the end product, you'll settle for what your money can buy.

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  14. I'd really like to take up swimming regularly as my exercise.

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  15. I think one of the keys to get your groove back to being healthy is to put your mind to entertaining ways of being healthy.

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  16. Great tips to keep in mind. Been doing most of these but sometimes I need reminders to keep me on track, especially when friends want to eat out.

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  17. these are the general things that you are told to help you keep fit, Smoking and Drinking is obviously bad for you (but drinking is good in moderation).

    These change as people research them more and more

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  18. Not the coffee please!!! hehehe...That's my only vice, so far, when it comes to food and health.

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