If someone questions you about how healthy you are, can you give him or her the right answer? The truth is probably not with the reason being you are not sure if you are healthy on the inside. You may be healthy on the outside, but what about your inner body? Can you reallybe confident that you are both healthy on the outside and inside? However, whilst your body is not built to perfection, it can be managed for whatever lifestyle you may have for now.
Are you willing to do whatever it takes to become healthier? No matter what your age or profession is right now, you need to stay as healthy as you possibly can. But this is often not the case. Here’s the reality check on why people are not valuing their health right now:
Reality Check #1: We do not invest in our health
It is ultimately our choice whether to become healthier or not. And this effects whether we live longer or shorter lives. But modern life has many reasons why we don’t invest in our health, with our monetary priorities focused on mortgages, bills, food, education and many other things. In other words, we have to to spend and invest on things other than ourselves. Yet we are only given one chance to live.
Reality Check #2: Prevention is expensive
People have limited financial capabilities when it comes to prevention. Instead of spending on prevention, we tend to spend on synthetic medication once we develop illnesses and conditions. But if you can’t afford prevention, can you really afford illness?
Reality Check #3: Too Many working hours for a quality lifestyle
In this era, people try to ignore health concerns for as long as they can. Long hours spent working per day, which can include overtime, working through lunches, and taking work home to burn the midnight oil, does not give the body a quality life. As a result, people are getting stressed and this can lead to cell degenerating, which, in turn can lead to you being prone to certain degenerative disease later on.
Reality Check #4: We can be too confident about ourselves
This is one big mistake that most of us assume about ourselves. Major and degenerative illnesses are something that happens to someone else. But if you are too confident about your health right now, think again. Your body is not perfect and no one is exempt from getting sick one day.
But it is not all doom and gloom and there are steps you can take to become healthier and more health conscious.
Step #1: Get rid of processed foods in your refrigerator and kitchen
The first step that you have to do in terms of getting healthy is getting rid or eliminating the bad food clutter. In other words, you need to throw away processed foods that contribute to damaging your cells.
Step #2: Never ignore supplementation
According to doctors and scientists, supplementation is a positive step on the road to being healthier. You can’t just simply rely on the foods you eat. The foods and drinks that you consume may not be enough to supply your cells with the right amount of micro-nutrients needed by your cells. Choose a supplement that is designed for optimal cellular nutrition.
Step #3: Drink water everyday
Water is the healthiest liquid that you will ever drink. Instead of drinking carbonated soda, energy drinks and coffee, you can replace them with mineral or purified water. Water cleanses your cells from toxicity and can contribute to fat or weight loss. Try to drink between eight to ten glasses a day, and remember, some times when we feel hungry, we are actually thirsty and just need a drink.
Step #4:Exercise Regularly
Your body needs to have some sort of daily activity instead of just sitting on your couch and watching TV. Aerobic exercises, cardio workouts, biking, walking, jogging, and dancing and so on, will all help your fitness levels. If you don’t have time to exercise in a gym or dance class, even doing household chores can help keep you fit and healthy. Cleaning, lawn mowing, using the vacuum cleaner and other household activities can do the trick. Just add your favorite music while doing these things.
Step #5: Better sleep quality
Finally, it is important that your body has quality sleep. A good night’s sleep is around eight hours a night. Oversleeping regularly is not healthy and can lead to weight gain, as well as a loss of productive hours. But a lack of sleep means your cells are not well-rested and given time to repair.
Follow these steps for a better you?
Once you follow these steps to a healthier you, there is no doubt that you feel the benefits in the long term. Being healthier should lead to a happier, more contented person, and this can only be a good thing.