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Monday, May 21, 2018

Simple Steps Toward Healthy Living




As a couple getting married you may have some concerns about how to look your best on your wedding day.
It is not too late to start with a new exercise regime and eater better.

We live in a world where unhealthy choices seem quick and easy. Driving through a fast food restaurant
is more convenient than taking time to cook a meal for yourself. However, these easier options may
cause you health issues and heartache in the future. Many people in America are living a lifestyle which
may not be completely healthy. We consume unnecessary chemicals in our diets and lack the daily
exercise needed to keep our hearts healthy. After years of encouraging quick 30-minute lunch breaks
during jobs where we sit behind a desk all day, it is easy to see this problem may be an institutionalized
one. Luckily, many new healthy living trends are on the rise. New studies and experts are looking out for
Americans and our health. There are new tips and tricks to eating healthier and developing a workout
regimen that you can actually be excited about. Follow these simple steps toward healthy living to begin
your journey to a happier and healthier life.


Getting Started


Beginning a wholehearted journey into a healthy lifestyle demands commitment. It’s called a “lifestyle” for
a reason, because it really does affect most aspects of your life. You have to plan time to cook, eat, and
exercise into your day. Plus, your decision-making will be affected as well. This won’t require you to give
up your current life, just merge an old lifestyle with a new life fueled by healthy choices.


You may want to start with some research. Whether you are interested in guidance from experts out of
allied health degree programs or simply direct your own health journey, there is a lot to learn about how
our bodies act and react to nutrients and movement. Find a specialist or even your primary doctor and
ask for their input. Changing your diet can help cure a multitude of health issues. If you research
facts about prostate cancer or causes for diabetes, you will see connections to bad dieting and lack of
exercise.


Diet Plan


Often when people hear healthy living they expect to be put on an extremely strict diet. Healthy living
affects your food, but it doesn’t have to be as incredibly restrictive as some assume. Most healthy diet tips
recommend maintaining a happy relationship with food. As soon as you see food as a bad thing, you
introduce negativity into cooking and eating.


Overall, a diet plan requires expanding your options rather than limiting them. In order to achieve a balanced
diet, you may want to consider meal prepping. You can plan and prepare a whole week of meals at the
beginning of the week to stay on top of your nutrition every day. Filling your plate with a variety of protein,
whole grain, and produce will leave little room for the trans fats and sodium that can easily creep into food.
The processed foods that flood the market introduce chemicals and fats that our body has a hard time digesting,
leaving us lethargic rather than energized.


Knowing what foods will give us fuel is easily the hardest part of building a healthy diet. There are several
resources out there that can help you monitor what you need. Most will give you a guideline for your food
consumption, limiting fats, and encouraging you to eat fruits and vegetables.


Exercise


While finding a healthy lifestyle is based in finding a healthy diet, the other half of that equation is staying
active. Even if you aren’t someone who considers him or herself a gym rat, you can find fun ways to
stay active every day. Beginning a workout regimen can start with something simple. Even going out for a
walk for 20-30 minutes every day keeps your heart rate up and your body moving. Consistent exercise can
help with weight loss, staying energized, and a multitude of other health concerns.


There are many ways to have fun while also working out. Find a motivational playlist that can keep you amped up.
Maybe take a Zumba, Pilates, or pound class; there are fun ways to make working out feel more like dancing or
something fun and less taxing. You can also enjoy the great outdoors as you exercise. Hiking is a great option to get
your heart moving while you enjoy your surroundings.


Just as with a diet plan, exercising can be more fun and productive if you have a buddy and a goal. Find a friend who
can help keep you accountable and come to classes with you. Running for 30 minutes can fly by when you have a friend
to keep you company. Additionally, creating a goal will give you something to work for and a sense of accomplishment once
it is done. Set a goal to run a marathon or even a 5K. That way you can’t slack, because you are working toward a specific goal.


Final Thoughts
Diet and exercise are easily two of the biggest factors when it comes to healthy living. But it’s also essential to maintain an overall
healthy lifestyle that integrates good habits and avoids bad ones. For instance: no smoking! It’s essential to visit your doctor regularly.
You should at least get a yearly physical. You should also make twice-yearly or annual dentist appointments, especially if you have a
special condition such as receding gum lines or veneers. Regular visits to your healthcare experts will help you catch any potential
problems before they get too bad.

Also remember the importance of mental health. Mental health does have an impact on physical health. Monitor your stress levels,
and meditate, do yoga, or even take a restorative vacation to explore Henry County, Georgia, to get your mental health rejuvenated. Overall,
embodying a healthy lifestyle will require commitment, but you will gain energy and positivity in return.


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