Healthy Living Lifestyle
We all know that making healthy choices can help us feel better and live longer. Living a healthier life might seem like a tall order — the nutrition, the exercise, the inner happiness! But having some friendly advice at your disposal, whenever and wherever you need it, makes it easier and more fun.
Lots of things you do impact your health and quality of life, now and in the future. It shows here how you can boost your ability to create and sustain a healthy lifestyle.
Here are some tips and tricks that will inspire you on your journey to wellness.
Make a Plan
Think about what your best efforts to live healthier. How can you still make healthy choices during unexpected situations, in stressful times, or when tempted by old habits?
Schedule a time for exercising, grocery shopping, meal preparation, personal time to explore and time to be with friends and family. Remember that practicing self-care is not selfish. It’s a necessity if you want to lead a rich and joyful life.
Find the joy
Figure out what you can do to support a healthy life that also fits your personality and excites you.
Be familiar with your moods, motivations and deepest desires if you want to live a meaningful, abundant and productive life. When you design your life around things you love to do – activities that are uplifting and fun – it will stop requiring so much effort.
All of us need to eat food for growth and maintenance of a healthy body, but we humans have different nutrition requirements as infants, children (kids), teenagers, young adults, adults, and seniors.
Eat three healthy meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner); it is important to remember that dinner does not have to be the largest meal.
Smoking is a serious risk to health globally. The science behind why it’s so difficult to quit smoking is because Nicotine is addictive – reportedly as addictive as cocaine or heroin.
It is the world’s leading preventable cause of death. More than 1.1 billion people smoke worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. And more are continually joining the ranks. Every day in the U.S., more than 3,200 youths 18 and younger smoke their first cigarette, while another 2,100 youth and young adults move from smoking occasionally to having a daily habit.
Yes, quitting tobacco is hard work at times, especially early on, but dig your feet in and take it on. The rewards far outweigh the work it takes to achieve freedom from nicotine addiction.
You’re never too out of shape, too overweight, or too old to make healthy changes. Try different strategies until you find what works best for you.
Ask yourself what helped you succeed versus what might have caused you to get off track. Reward yourself when things go well, but don’t beat yourself up when they don’t.
Stop caring what other people think of you
Allow yourself to try new things and wonder, “What would I pursue or enjoy if I wasn’t so worried about being judged?” If you’re someone who needs acceptance from others, it’s time to change that.
When you catch yourself in a ‘self-doubt’ mode, call on your wise inner-self to remind you that you need only to please and receive approval from yourself and no one else.
Somewhere out there are people who can identify with you and appreciate you for who you are. Don’t waste time trying to hang on to those who expect you to conform to their wishes and wants.