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Monday, July 2, 2018

Simple Steps Toward Healthy Living


When you are getting married you want to look the best in your dress so while you are doing all the
pre-planning you should take some steps toward healthy living.

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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