We all live increasingly busy lives and it can be a big ask sometimes to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. Millions of us, however, are working ourselves quite literally into the ground and are prioritising our career and social lives over our health and well-being. Indeed, many of us only choose to act positively when there’s something wrong.
If we were able to focus on building a solid foundation of health, however, we could be more productive, more awake and generally better human beings. Being in generally good health can help you succeed in all areas of life.
Start out simple, with a 30-minute walk every day. Eventually, you’ll start to find it easier and easier to walk longer distances without getting tired. Once you’ve started to build up a basic level of fitness, consider picking up the pace on your daily walks and turn your walks into jogging sessions. Once you feel yourself adapting to this more active lifestyle, you might even want to consider joining a gym!
Examine your weekly diet and how many calories you are consuming on a daily basis. Cut down on overly fatty foods or those that contained refined sugars. Also, try to limit the amount of carbohydrates you consume, focusing instead on lean meat, fruit and vegetables. That being said, dieting doesn’t have to be a chore. Start by simply reducing portion sizes and go from there.
If it’s been a while since you’ve seen your GP then book in an appointment and get checked over. If something doesn’t feel right then there might be an underlying health issue that required medical attention. Of course, you can spend your entire life dedicated to living healthy and taking every precaution but you will most likely still fall ill eventually, even though when you do, you’ll at least be armed with the fact that you did everything within your power to prevent it. If the worst should happen and you are let down by either a private health practitioner or the NHS, don’t be afraid to file a medical negligence claim, particularly if the incident is preventing you from working.
These are the three main pillars of living a healthy life, but there are plenty of other things you could be doing to live healthily: Take up meditation, spend time with people you genuinely enjoy spending time with and take some time out every once in awhile to relax. You should also make sure you’re getting enough sleep.
Ultimately, it’s all about taking affirmative action. If you feel as if your level of health could be better then it probably can, so decide to be better today!