Many of us live hectic, stressful lives, with work and family commitments generally taking up much of our time.
As such, many of us forget about the health benefits we can gain through simply easing ourselves into a new healthy lifestyle by making often simple changes which could include:
- Stopping smoking
- Monitoring our drinking and boozing
- Adopting better sleep hygiene
- Stress reduction
- Starting a healthy and holistic yoga practice
- Refusing to tolerate any more B-S**T in life, NOT from anyone
- Fitting healthy eating into our busy life
- Making our Home Our Health Haven
- Using Lifestyle Hacks to Reduce Aches and Pain
- And more!
It’s just too easy to think that we will “get around to it“. Sadly, it’s not always as simple as that. The suggestions above don’t just happen by magic. They have to be implemented with intent.
In the course of our daily lives, we can often forget and get sidetracked when considering our overall health and well-being. And we end up going downhill towards a place we don’t want to go, but find ourselves on a slippery downslope with no handrails to stop the downward descent.
So even though we know what to do in theory, how exactly can we best look after our health as well as keep up with everything else? Let’s start with these 3 suggestions below:
There are many benefits to exercise and workouts. One big bonus of exercise is improved mental health.
Consistent exercise on a daily or weekly basis is the way to go. Find your particular favourite form of FUN exercise: swimming, go-karting, hiking, marathons, and you’re onto becoming a winner in your own life, never mind the others!
Exercise (and diet) has been proven to, of course, help regulate weight and, this in turn, helps keep your chances of serious illness at bay ~ like heart disease, or diabetes, or rheumatoid arthritis.
Then of course, there is that dreaded capital C… We should not only ask what is cancer, but also learn what the causes of cancer are, and then find out if we prevent and/or cure it.
Exercise, of course, helps improve your overall fitness levels, your strength, and your cardiovascular health. A consistent fitness and exercise routine is a must, much like brushing your teeth every day.
And remembering why you started your exercise regime is usually a perfect place to keep yourself motivated. So get creative and craft out an exercise plan with a trainer or a friend to enjoy it with! Whether you’re into shaping or strengthening your legs with leg workouts, or just having fun moving your body, there’s always a good fit somewhere. Just find it, then, do it consistently!
It’s all easier said than done, of course, but most people by adulthood know which exercise they enjoy and which they don’t. So choosing an exercise you love will be the easiest way to stay on track. And motivated.
2. Cut down chemicals
By now, we know that many companies add chemicals to our food such as sweeteners and flavourings.
While artificial flavours and preservatives are allowed in small doses, it isn’t the healthiest way to go about providing us with flavoursome meals and many people are becoming wiser to this fact.
Choosing additive-free foods, and doing your absolute best to select the healthiest and most nutritious options are good ways to start. Also read our reports. Free downloads below!
Many people spend a lot of time researching the options to make sure that they get this right. But it does seem as though there is a whole world of information and it’s sometimes tricky to navigate.
But once you know what to look out for, and the actual names of the chemicals to be able to avoid them, you should be well on your way to making better decisions.
3. Eat well. Only Eat REAL Foods
Eating well extends far beyond cutting down chemicals and chemically-laden foods. Of course, there are many foods people, in general, eat in excess, and refined sugar is one of these.
Cutting down on the consumption of processed sugar and stodge, trans-fats, GM-ed (genetically-modified) and franken-foods is an excellent start to a healthier life.
It’s easier said than done but once you have a good grasp of what is better for you, and what isn’t, you’ll find yourself eating well without even thinking about it.
So the most important thing to do is to do as much research as possible. Be proactive and personally responsible: learn about what foods you’re buying, know the exercises that you need to do for your body type, be a Health Sherlock Holmes and know what you’re putting in your body.
Taking time to follow this through is an excellent course of action and self-responsibility, and your body will thank you for it in the long run ~ without doubt!