Apply Practical Ways to Improve Your Health and Well-being
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. As we all probably know, our ancestors lived longer than people of today’s modern era, it is because they lived a simpler, less complicated, active 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. Same as hard-headed individuals, we still apply the contrary and continue with our poor eating habits even now that we are smart adults. You can start being practical in choosing nutritious food the first day you go in the supermarket such as fruits and vegetables, and avoid high carbohydrate, high calorie and high in fat foods such as soda, ice cream, chips, chocolates and canned goods. It has been proven that low-carb diet can help in weight reduction by lowering the production of ghrelin or “hunger hormone” so you won’t get hungry easily, thus reducing your food intake per day. It is best to concentrate 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.
Exercise is very important to achieve fitness, and there are so many practical ways to engage in exercise without you even noticing it, such as manually doing household chores instead of your appliance at least twice a week, or do short periods of stretching or stationary jogging before heading for work or before sleeping. People who dwell too much indoors are at greater risk for heart attack and stroke, so go outside, free yourself from all the stress and breath some fresh air. 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’re going through a tough situation, you need to make a difficult decision or you have an unbearable emotional pain, don’t hesitate to talk to a friend, family member like your spouse or to a professional to ensure your overall health and well-being.