Practical Ways of Improving Your Health and Wellbeing
Achieving healthy body and a healthy sense of well-being doesn’t mean you have to spend much on diet plans, enrolling in a gym or hire a professional fitness instructor because there are so many simple and practical ways to achieve your ultimate goal. Sometimes we overlook these simple things and we tend to over analyze, but we lack the application and the willingness to even start doing them. Health does not only involve the physical body but also the emotional, social, psychological and spiritual aspects of one’s total well-being. We all can agree that our forefathers lived longer than modern people, it is because they lived a simpler, active, less complicated, and less stressful way of life.
When we were children, our parents and our teachers taught and constantly reminded us that eating fruits and vegetables is very important, and junk food, as well as processed foods, are bad for our health. However, we are so stubborn and follow what our taste buds want, having poor eating habits and we tend to neglect the basic teachings about nutritious diet. Well, a practical way to start being healthy once and for all is to start with your food shopping by picking healthy food in the supermarket and omitting soda, ice cream, chips, chocolates, and other high calorie, high sugar and high carbohydrate foods. Low-carb diet has been proven to amazingly lose weight because it inhibits the production of “hunger hormone” called ghrelin, thus you don’t easily get hungry, reducing food intake per day. It is best to consume real food which means eating real food or good quality and minimally processed food, and the food you buy should not even have a list of ingredients, otherwise, it should only be very short.
When it comes to exercise, you can do simple exercises before going to work like stretching or jogging in place even for short period of time, as long as you start doing it every day and eventually it becomes a hobby. Don’t dwell too much indoors, go outside and breath some fresh air, or if you’re in the office, find a perfect spot where you can with your friends to get some fresh air on your break time. We are living in the digital age, and there are so many health apps you can download online to help you achieve health and fitness. There are different health apps you can download such as calorie counters and even health e-books. Download apps for free or paid depending on your choice or preference. If you have problems or your troubled with something, talk to a friend or to your spouse because you also need to have a healthy mind and well-being.