Living healthy is not something you do only because you get sick or want to lose weight, it is a lifestyle. All too often people make the mistake of waiting until they hit rock bottom and encounter some form of ailment or disease until they decided to become more proactive about their health.
However, this is not a good approach since the body uses sickness as a last resort to send you the signal that something is the matter.
To truly live a healthy life, one must take the time to educate themselves about everything that is involved with taking care of yourself. When it comes to your overall wellness, there are many factors to consider which include diet, exercise, emotional well being, and your environment.
Eating A Healthy Diet
As the saying goes, “You are what you eat” and whatever you decide to put into your body is what you become. In today’s day and age, there are a plethora of eating styles to choose from. Anything from Paleo, Atkins, Low Carb, Ketogenic, Vegan, Vegetarian, and so on, it only requires the person to do a little research and the willingness to go through a process of trial and error until you find what works for you.
Exercise & Fitness
Unfortunately in today’s society, human beings have become very sedentary and barely exert themselves. However, having a form of rigorous activity on a daily basis is going to be imperative to pump oxygen into the brain and remove toxins via sweat. Also, physical exercise has proven to be one of the most successful ways of reducing stress.
Everything from running, swimming, yoga, basketball, weight lifting, crossfit, pilates, HIIT, and so on, there is a large variety to choose from and there is no excuse for any person to not find something that works for them.
Emotional Well Being
Stress and anxiety is one of the main reasons people become sick in today’s world. Stress lowers the immune system making it much easier for bacteria and toxins to overload your system and cause you to become ill. Learning how to address problems in a constructive way is necessary if you want to maintain your well-being. This of course, takes a concerted effort.
“Who you surround yourself is what you become.” – Tony Robbins
If you want to live a happy and healthy life, choosing your friends and job is critical because the people you surround yourself play a big role in your well-being. If you surround yourself with negative and toxic people, that energy will rub off on you making it more difficult to live a positive and vibrant life.
So the question is this: Have you been doing everything you can to live a healthy lifestyle? If you have not been doing your best when it comes to maintaining your health, here are some quotes that will inspire you to understand the importance of healthy living:
Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. – Plato
Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise. – Mike Adams
The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together. – Kurdish Saying
Blessed are those who eat greens, for they shall keep their teeth. Blessed are those who wash their hands after wiping their arses, for they shall not sicken. Blessed are those who boil water, for they shall be called saviors of mankind. ― Diana Gabaldon
If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want. – Elbert Hubbard
A healthy outside starts from the inside. – Robert Urich
The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks brought about by its environment. The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body. – Harry J. Johnson
To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life. – William Londen
The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” -Ann Wigmore
Each patient carries his own doctor inside him. – Norman Cousins