Your well being should be a priority in your life, yet so many place health on the back-burner, leaving it unattended until it boils over. We feel invincible until it fails us.
Health seems to be something that is largely taken for granted. Recent events in the world have now shown us, we just can’t do that any longer.
If you take preventative action now, you’ll not only feel better, but your body will thank you by adding years to your life!
Improve your Health for the Right Reasons
Nowadays many Canadians and Americans are overweight. As a result, many are trying to slim down. The problem is a lot of us are trying to lose weight for the wrong reasons.
If you need to lose weight, be sure to do it for yourself, not for anybody else.
Losing weight goes far beyond the superficial. Yes, you want to look good, but the driving motivation should focus on your overall health, wellness and well-being.
When you try to improve yourself for other people, you can lose sight of your motivation. The motivation needs to be within you. The deeper your commitment to your health, the more difficult it is to cheat on a healthy eating plan or forego exercise.
It’s also important to realize that you must love yourself first before anyone else will AND you must love yourself as is.
When you care about your own well-being, you’ll take better care of yourself.
Here are some ways you can put yourself first and take better care of your health:
See your doctor. If you haven’t been to see a doctor in a while or are in need of an annual checkup, start by making an appointment to get your health evaluated. This will give you a good foundation for what improvements you need to make.
Find an exercise routine you can incorporate regularly into your lifestyle. It can be as easy as going for a walk. Just put on your shoes and get outdoors. The fresh air and the walk will do wonders for your health.
Make changes in your diet. Try reducing red meat, refined sugars and alcohol for starters. Increase your fresh fruit and vegetable intake. Be sure to start off each day with a healthy breakfast and don’t skip meals. Drink plenty of water throughout the day as well. Check out my blog post here on the benefits of hydration.
When you eat poorly, you are doing a huge disservice to your body. You are what you eat, after all. If you eat unhealthy foods, you run the risk of developing chronic health issues such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes, just to name a few. The healthier the foods you eat, the better you’ll feel and the stronger you’ll become. Whether you believe it or not, it’s the truth!
Find time to relax. It is imperative to take care of your mental health. Try incorporating relaxation techniques into your lifestyle. Regular relaxation helps reduce stress and anxiety and recharges you so you can bring more energy and passion to all areas of your life. Self-care is essential! I said so in this post! Consider taking up yoga or meditation or find time to pursue hobbies you enjoy that will fulfill you.
Following a good wellness plan will help keep you feeling fit and fine today and as you age!
Until next time!
Yours in health and wellness,
Francine Alleyne (RHNP™)
Holistic Nutritionist, Registered Holistic Nutrition Practitioner™
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DISCLAIMER: Please consult your healthcare practitioner if you are experiencing any symptoms. I am not a doctor. This post and anything else you find on my website is intended for informational, educational and self-empowerment purposes ONLY and is not intended to treat or diagnose any condition or disease.