We achieve good health through a combination of several factors including nutrition, exercise and peace of mind! They are all interrelated factors in that one affects the other. This situation can be used to your benefit. Eating right will give you the energy to exercise, which will clear your mind. See how easy that is! Pursuing each of these avenues with steps that are defined by your personal goals will lead to a happier, healthier life for you. There are other benefits of living a healthy life that will extend the quality of your days.
Good nutrition is what we all learned as children and somehow forgot over the years.
Turns out mom was right when she said, “Eat your vegetables,” 500 times through your childhood years! Your body needs fuel just like your car needs gasoline. The food you eat provides all the ingredients the cells, organs and systems need to keep you going. Make your choices of food from those that will help you achieve good health. Proteins, carbs, vitamins, minerals and, yes, even fat have their place in the lineup. The key is balance. This will also keep your digestive system at optimum performance, which can cause weight loss.
Exercise is the second component on the list because the nutritional food you are now eating will assist in this endeavor. If you are a beginner in the field, choose an aerobic exercise that increases heart rate and respiration. Walking, cycling and swimming are great low-impact exercises that will cause increased cardio-vascular health. This will energize other organs through oxygenating the blood. They have also found it to help reduce the “bad” cholesterol in the blood that can lead to heart disease. A nice by-product to this type of exercise is higher quality sleep.
If you think it is time to pay more attention to your health, start with some simple steps in these basic areas. Set reasonable goals and chart your progress. If you combine a component of nutrition and exercise, you discover that peace of mind will follow. You will sleep better and your outlook will improve, as you feel better. This is an attainable goal for everyone, and each individual is free to chart his or her own path. Like reaching any goal, a healthy life is a process with rewards accruing daily. Give it a try!