How can you live a more healthy life?
It is never too late to start living a healthy life. One thing you should take granted in the beginning is, that it is going to be a long time commitement, not a short term thing. To be and live healthy, you will have to commit yourself every day. There are some things that you can start today, to make your life healthier as well!
The very first step of beginning your healthy life, is to check the current status of your health. To do to his, you will have to make an appointment with your doctor and dentist, get a routine screening, and while you are at the doctor, feel free to ask anything.
Measure your body size. Check your height and weight, and from those you can see your BMI. Make sure you note these, because this will be important, when you are comparing your sizes from now, and a few months later!
Ask yourself, how much physical activity you do daily? What kind of activity is it? And least but not last, how much do you enjoy it? Studies shows that a healthy adult should get at least 2,5 hours of physical activity in a week, or strengthening activities at least twice a week.
Make sure you eat healthy. The easiest thing to do to keep a check on yourself, is to write down everything you eat, and don’t cheat. Remember, that this is something you do for yourself, not for someone else.
Are you feeling alright? Check if your emotional wellness is okay, and you don’t feel tired. If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, consult with your therapist. Do you sleep good, and 7-8 hours a day?
Set weekly goals for yourself. If you want to achieve long term success, you will have to set smaller goals like going to the gym twice a week, eating more vegetables, and things like that, and not instantly loosing 30 pounds, because that is not going to happen, and it will de motivate you.
Put activity in your day. If you don’t feel like it, don’t do one hour of training per day, do ten minutes. Ten minutes is always more then nothing, and something is better then nothing. If you managed to do ten minutes of excercise per day, do twenty minutes and so on. Start from the bottom, and work your way to the top!
One core element of living a healthy life, is eating healthy foods. This means that you must give up the “I should” attitude, and replace it with “I must”. You must eat vegetables instead of sugary products. A very good thing to fit into your diet is super foods. These foods are fruit and vegetables what are full of vitamins and packed with nutrients, and very good for your health. You can even make some healthy cheat meal smoothies of these foods, what are great day starters, or just a good meal to enjoy after a hard day.