Wherever we turn, we can find one new hip diet that is guaranteed to make you lose a few pounds and turn you into a god-like supermodel. Either that, or we are looking for some new pills that can help you lose weight while not changing your eating habits, and all of this is making us forget that there are actually no simple, harry-potter-like solutions to everyday problems. We alone are responsible for our health and our weight, and unless we have some serious medical condition that is preventing us from losing or gaining weight, we have no one else to blame, since we are the ones standing in the way of looking good.
So what is actually health? There is no universal answer to this question, as this depends from one person to another, and there are a lot of things you need to worry about if you want to keep your health and your body in check.
1. Sleep is Your Friend
Ever since we were little, we were reminded by our parents that sleep is very important, but despite this, sleep is always the first thing sacrificed for other things – you’re more likely to give up an hour or two of your sleep time than risk missing your favorite show when you are in a hurry to get something done. How many times did you spend the whole night partying? That, naturally, comes with a price our bodies have to pay. You need at least 7 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every day if you want to be properly rested and healthy. If you sleep less, you will get tired a lot easier, and your work productivity will suffer, which can all have a negative influence on your daily life. This can be a great source of stress which can be the cause for various health problems. The solution is simple; do not punish your body just because you cannot organize your free time in a much more efficient way.
2. Apples Will Not Kill You, on the Contrary…
Minerals and vitamins from different sources are important, and they will not find a way into your diet if you do make an effort to put them there. Be careful what you eat, and ensure that you have a balanced diet that incorporates everything your body needs, which is pretty much an individual thing. Make sure to have a lot of protein in your diet, as proteins are building blocks for most essential tissues in our body, and you can find a lot of it in meat, or you can find some vegan recipes that are also healthy and rich in protein. As usual, avoid salts, fats, and sugars, basically everything put in a basic McDonald’s meal or any other fast food burger. Not only will you gain weight from these foods, but your whole body will suffer while trying to expel those ingredients, and even your skin will react by having an acne breakout because of the excess sugar.
3. Trust Your Doctors
We are afraid of doctors, and that is only natural, since we are mostly afraid that they are going to tell us something is wrong, but that is only because we don’t visit them frequently enough. Most of the diseases can be treated quickly and efficiently if caught on time, and regular visits will make sure that a doctor can follow all the changes that are happening within your body. The same things goes for dentists, and even psychologists. If you have a problem, make sure to talk to someone about it, as mental health is also extremely important for our overall well-being. If you are having any personal issues, you need someone to talk to in confidentiality; it is the first proper step of resolving them.
4. Exercise and Push Your Limits
Even exercising for half an hour every day can improve your life and your body. Going to the gym would be preferable, but only with the help of a professional. If you are not up to that, you can simply go for a jog, alone or with a friend or two. It is an easy exercise and it can be extremely fun. Regular physical exercise will reduce the chances of coronary diseases appearing, and will help you fight depression. If you are too busy, even for this, at least walk to work, and don’t be afraid to take the stairs instead of elevators. All those small changes will build up, and over time, you will wonder why you drove in the first place. All of this will not only make you happier, but will give you more energy in other areas of your life, and everyone around you will notice that. Just be persistent and if you avoid temptations, you will soon be as healthy and as good looking as you’d like to be.