4 Ways to get a healthier body quickly without getting all crazy about it

4 Ways to get a healthier body quickly without getting all crazy about it

CultureFebruary 29, 2016 By Brian Frederick

You did it again, didn’t you? There hasn't been anything done recently to look or feel healthier through the winter and spring is now coming in hot. You screwed up. Luckily, we scoured viable resources and found the easiest ways to get Spring Break–bod ready in the shortest amount of time.

Drink it, drink the water

Nutritionists and doctors can’t say it enough: Drinking water is imperative to staying healthy, no exceptions. Not only does being hydrated increase the body’s metabolism, (burning fat by hardly doing anything at all), but even a 2 percent dehydration level can trigger short-term memory loss. Medical Daily suggests drinking warm water with lemon in the morning. It’ll kickstart metabolism for the day and control food cravings.

Be not the sloth

Studies continue to show the risks of being stagnant. Sitting around increases your odds of obesity, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure and diabetes. If you’re a gamer, or relentlessly sit in front of a screen all day, stand up once in awhile and walk around or do quick exercises during breaks. You might be surprised at how quickly “commercial pushups” begin transforming blubtastic arm jelly. Doing something different pays off in the long run.

Function without booze

J/K! Like hell this would ever happen — but it’s no secret empty calories do nothing to quell love muffins poking out of the top of cargo shorts. New research from the American Chemical Society, however, suggests that tequila offers a healthier alternative to suds and can even promote weight loss. The agavin sugar in it isn’t digestible by the body, which translates into lower blood sugar; it also suppresses the appetite.

Quick workouts work

Whether it’s that lame 20-minute fat-blaster your aunt posted on her newsfeed or a 30-day planking challenge you can’t stop getting emails about — they all work in a variety of ways. At the end of the day, it’s not about what kind of action you’re taking to look and feel better, it’s just about doing it. Find something that works for you and go for it.