Through this Healthy Lifestyles Living blog I focus on strategies and techniques for your personal growth and self improvement. This is a place that I’ve developed so you can read, explore, and find excellent personal growth and healthy lifestyle resources. Each article will bring you encouragement, techniques, and tips to enhance your life and yourself.
A commitment to personal development is a commitment to lifelong learning or continuous learning.
Taking control of your life or a particular part of your life where you want to make an impact, and living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be hard. It just takes the motivation to change our bad habits into good, healthy ones, and to keep learning.
In my opinion lifelong learning is a way of life for everyone, where they learn new skills and ideas all of their lives. To me the saying that “You learn something new every day” is so important.
Let’s today look at the benefits of lifelong learning
- Helps you to develop your natural abilities.
- Opens your mind bringing a whole new level of enlightenment
- Creates a curious, hungry mind.
- Increases your wisdom.
- Enables you to put back more value into your community.
- Helps you adapt to change.
- Assists you in finding meaning in your life.
- Leads you to making new friends and establishing valuable relationships.
Improving lifestyles is thought to be one of the most effective means of reducing mortality and morbidity in the developed world. However, despite decades of health promotion, there has been no significant difference to lifestyles and instead there are rising levels of inactivity and obesity.
Illnesses associated with a poor lifestyle are becoming ever more prominent and there is increasing recognition that these are having a considerable impact on both an individual’s and the population as a whole’s health.
There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. Mark Twain
The term ‘lifestyle diseases’ is now commonly used and implies that not only are there a number of diseases that have in common a behavioural influence in their development, but also that there are behaviours that collectively contribute to a ‘lifestyle’.
The six major lifestyle diseases are coronary heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, colon cancer, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The behaviours that are usually cited as being to blame for lifestyle diseases are poor diet, lack of physical activity, cigarette smoking and, increasingly, excess drinking
If you are not doing everything you can to improve your overall health you are jeopardizing the quality of your life.
The most valuable and prized possession is our health. Without our health, we wouldn’t be able to achieve the things we want to in our life, go places we want to go and do things we want to do. Over the last few decades, as more and more junk food places have opened and lots of artificially enhanced products created, more and more people have turned to them and forgotten about their bodies. These poor habits along with their living standards have created an increase in illness and lack of peak performance in the body. Due to all of this, we have literally lost control of what goes on in our body and in our health.
Here are ten tips to take back control of your health and get on the path to wellness:
Know your reasons. If you’re looking to get healthier, fitter and look younger, then you’ve got to know your reasons as to why you want to become more healthy. What is your real number one reason for wanting to adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Create your healthy lifestyle plan. So you’ve decided that it’s time to take back control of your health. You need to set a plan for yourself to follow, which you stick to. More on this in the near future.
Get Positive. No longer tell yourself you can’t do this. Don’t say to yourself that you will fail again. See yourself succeeding, totally believe in yourself. Don’t see any other possibility.
Balanced Eating. It’s important that you get all the nutrients your body needs. Getting the right balance between carbohydrates, proteins and fats is important. That’s why we recommended the gi diet, more of which we will talk about later in the week.
Consume lots of water-rich content. Our body is made up of about 70% of water so naturally we should consume enough water to keep our body hydrated and enough to recycle our body’s capacity every so often. Consume lots of water-rich fruits and vegetables every day.
Sleep well. Without sleep, our body’s clock loses its rhythm and starts to dysfunction, causing poor habits. Rest well and consistently each day. Try to keep your timings consistent so your body can set its routine. Try to aim for about 8 hours of sleep a night, but no less than 6..
Exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Exercise gets your body moving, your blood circulating and your energy in motion.
Eat slower. Eat your food slower to aid digestion, as well as heighten your eating experience. Research shows that eating slower can make you more fuller and thus you eat less.
Don’t stuff yourself. Only eat till you are satisfied. Don’t overeat or over-full yourself. You can always go and eat something healthy later – and that’s better than overeating.
Keep a food journal. One of the best ways to ensure you keep healthy and stay on track is to keep a food journal and become really aware what you eat. Write down what you eat and drink at every meal time and in between, as well as what exercises you do and when.
So there you have it – ten ways to take back control of your health and get on the path to wellness. If you’re serious about this, you’ll take on five of the more in one or another in your life.
Getting healthy, becoming fitter and looking more younger is all supposed to be fun, so ensure you keep the fun and excitement in your progress.
Keep an eye on this blog, soon we are going to invite you to take part in something very exciting. Not only will it be totally FREE, but it will provide you with a tremendous resource to get both your lifestyle and personal development in hand.