Benefits of Healthy Living
I’m sure if you’re reading this you already know the value of being healthy and fit. Don’t you? Most people say they do but it’s those same people that fail to take personal responsibility to get healthy and fit.
Eat Good… Live well… Live Long…
Being healthy involves a commitment between your mind and your body. A life changing decision to make a change for the better is simply a decision you need to make.
How many times have you heard someone say….. Gosh I wish I could run like that or I wish I could swim a mile. Fact of the matter is, you can! Why just take a look at all of the success stories on that TV program “The Biggest Loser”. Is this fact or fiction? You tell me?
Being healthy and physically fit should be a priority. Working, going from here to there, raising a family and functioning in daily life is stressful, overwhelming, and often very tiring. Many people often run themselves down and as a result, the lack of time, resources and convenience just isn’t the right recipe for a healthy lifestyle.
So what exactly, are the person(s) I just described, supposed to do?
The key ingredient in how to be healthy is to take the time and perhaps do some soul searching. Is a healthy lifestyle better and what are the benefits? As I mentioned earlier it’s important to be aware and recognize the path you need to be on. Denial and procrastination are the number two demons that lead us astray.
Taking personal responsibility and awareness is the number one First step.
Often in my travels, I have heard the term baby steps. Baby steps need a plan just like any other full blown professional health plan. Know the rules, or better yet establish the rules, your rules, rules that you know you can handle. Know and realize how important these factors are in achieving good health.
I’m not going to tell you to stop being lazy. You either want it or you don’t. How to be healthy begins in the mind, much like quitting smoking.
There is no such thing as not having time to stay healthy, or to eat healthy, or to live healthy. Living a healthy lifestyle, making good healthy choices and avoiding poor choices can greatly increase your success factor. Once you make up your mind never underestimate the resolve in your attitude. There are countless examples and resources on this wonderful green earth that you can tap into for encouragement, health information, and understanding. I pray that this article can be the catalysts you need to jump start your healthy lifestyle today.
Good health is defined by a complete state of well-being, mentally and physically. The secret to good health lies in the successful adjustment of your attitude, resolve to action, and follow through. Having healthy things to eat, on a consistent basis greatly increases your healthy physical state of being.
If you are a person who is concerned about your health, then you have to learn how to eat healthy foods and to follow a pattern of healthy activities.
It’s all about natural health, eating the right foods, daily exercise, and above all a good night’s rest. But it does not end there. You’ll also have to learn how to exercise. Exercise is a personal thing so now you can tailor an exercise activity that will work for you. You’ll have to read all there is about eating the right foods, not all foods are alike. This requires a bit of research, like reading labels. Health articles and online health information, not too long ago, I never read labels. Now I do!
The realization of changing your normal everyday lifestyle to that of a vigorous, vibrant and informed healthy lifestyle does not happen overnight. There are many benefits to a lifestyle of good health, let’s begin with your overall health. When you’re healthy you will enjoy fewer Doctor visits, fewer health care cost, feel stronger, become more productive, develop a better attitude, develop a happier disposition, lower stress levels.
Controlling your weight has always been key towards achieving a healthy lifestyle. By maintaining a proper balance between your weight and height which is essential to a healthy physique, greatly reduces your risk for heart problems, diabetes, and other related illnesses.
Without exercise all the health goodness in the world will not re-enforce your health. The benefits of exercise are countless. Even a good daily long walk is sufficient enough to maintain balance. It reduces high blood pressure, keeps your physique stable and in shape. Exercise is very good for your heart as it speeds and delivers healthy nutrients to the rest of your body.
In essence, the benefits of healthy living all come down to insight, personal care, wellness, control, strength and long life. Adhere to a pattern of good habits to achieve your healthy lifestyle for both mind and spirit.
Remember… if not now…..when?