An Unhealthy Lifestyle Is A Choice, Just The Wrong One

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An Unhealthy Lifestyle Is A Choice, Just The Wrong One

Isn’t it time you changed your unhealthy lifestyle? The clock is ticking, the countdown has begun to another New Year. Will this be the one where you eradicate your bad choices that contribute to the unhealthy lifestyle you have been living? Today I want to make it clear why this has to be a must do goal, rather than a maybe.

According to the World Health Organisation, 60% of related factors to individual health and quality of life are correlated to lifestyle.

With the fact that around 70% of deaths in the Western world are due to chronic disease it can be deduced that an unhealthy lifestyle contributed in a big way.

In fact, an estimated 90% of type 2 diabetes, 80-90% of heart disease and 50 – 70% of cancers are considered entirely preventable by making significant lifestyle changes.

But this isn’t really news to you, is it?

You already are aware that unhealthy lifestyle is dangerous. Probably why you’re here ion a healthy lifestyle website. No doubts you yourself have tried to rid yourself of an unhealthy lifestyle, but without much success.

Don’t get yourself down, because it is very hard to do. We are presented everywhere we look with unhealthy choices. Takeaways, chocolates and cakes, processed meals. Easy and convenient living often is at root cause of illness and is a common example of unhealthy lifestyle choices.

That’s why illness is such a growing problem in society. Debilitating diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, hypertension and heart disease are effecting more and more people, in fact the numbers effected by them are skyrocketing.

Yet there is good news. It is a fact that changes in your lifestyle can help treat and potentially reverse many chronic medical conditions, and maybe help to avoid these in the first place. It is largely down to the choices you make.

I’ve written before that there is a great deal of evidence to show that our standard diet of animal products like meat and dairy is simply not good for us. Changing to a far more plant based diet will support our bodies in healing and thriving. Yep I’m a vegetarian, or have been for a year. The consequences of this to my health have been astounding and I would recommend it to anyone.

Its also undeniable that an hour of exercise is a antidote to ill health. Forget that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, simply know that an hours walk will help you keep away from the doctors waiting room.

Throw in 8 hours of sleep a night, and 2 litres of water drank a day and you will have gone along way to implementing good healthy lifestyle choices.

Yet this doesn’t mean they will counter the other unhealthy lifestyle choices you make. Drinking alcohol to excess, smoking, using drugs, and allowing stress to rip you apart inside. These unhealthy lifestyle factors have to also be eliminated. Other wise you are playing Russian roulette with your life, and it is unlikely you’re going to win.

Let me ask you a question – If you could trade your present body for a much healthier one… just like trading in your old car for a newer and better model would you be willing to make massive changes in your lifestyle? In reality that’s the simple choice you got to make.

Change is hard, but it’s not impossible. You first have to recognize the benefits of changing your lifestyle and see how beneficial this will be to you.

Things like:

Avoiding chronic illness
Sleeping better
Having more energy
Better focus and concentration
Less aches, pains and ailments

We all know the start of a new year is the perfect time to begin making massive change, but the key is sticking by the changes you make. Eliminating unhealthy lifestyle choices and replacing them with healthy ones isn’t just for the short term, its got to be for life. And that period, of life, will probably be longer by making these changes. Developing a healthy lifestyle is a lifelong journey. The results of doing so surely make sense.

You can do it, the power to eliminate unhealthy lifestyle choices is in all of us!

Make a start.

Eliminate junk food and processed foods.

Eat whole foods.

Increase fruits and vegetable intake.

Dramatically reduce sugar and fat consumption.

Restock your fridge and kitchen cupboards. Since you can’t eat what’s not there, dump all the junk foods in your cupboards immediately. Make room for nutritious, energy-boosting fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.

Also start moving! Go for a walk, at least every other day for up to an hour.

The New Year is a time for rejuvenation and for moving forward with better lifestyle habits. If becoming healthier is on your to-do list for 2018, then there is no more time for excuses.

If you really want to make a change, then let’s do it — together! If you would like further help just contact me or leave a comment. I’m here to help.
It is my mission to help others to get healthy, and stay healthy. For those suffering with long term illness, to help them take back their health.

Committing to a healthier lifestyle is just that — a commitment, as is eliminating unhealthy lifestyle choices. But believe me when I tell you it’ll be worth it! I bet you’ve already tried it your way, so let’s give my way a try.

Are you ready for New Year’s resolutions? Don’t wait till the last minute, make sure you’re ready the moment the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve.

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.

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