You probably know on some level that to live healthier you have to eat healthier, embrace life and love every minute of it and exercise on a regular basis. Eating healthy and exercising regularly can be the easiest part, but if you don’t have a loving, healthy mental attitude, they won’t be. You’ll hate every minute, complain at every meal and actually make yourself more reluctant to workout and enjoy healthy eating. Learning to love more, particularly yourself, can make a huge difference.
It’s all about attitude.
Love is more than the romantic, sexy images we see in movies, although sex is good for the body. Love is about enjoyment, forgiveness, appreciation and connection. Studies show that people who have lots of friends and socialize often live longer. Loneliness kills and that proves it. To have friends, you need to be a friend and that means overlooking flaws and loving others. Most of all, to live a healthy lifestyle, you need self-love. Treating yourself with the same respect and caring as you do others helps you do the things you need to do to be fit.
You need to eat healthy to be your best.
While good health starts with love, eating healthy is the next step. It’s natural to eat healthier when you care about yourself. You wouldn’t want to feed a loved one junk and destroy their health, why would you do that to yourself? It starts by getting rid of unhealthy food, ones filled with sugar, highly processed and absent of most nutrients. You don’t have to diet, either. You just have to eat smarter. Don’t focus on what you’re not eating, focus on how good the food is that you eat. You can also eat any food you want, no matter how unhealthy, just limit how much you eat of it and how often you eat it.
Eating healthy goes hand in hand with exercising regularly.
Learning to exercise on a regular basis and loving it is all about attitude. Feel each muscle as you work out and how you gain more and more control of the movements. Enjoy the exhilaration of movement and how great you feel when you’re done. You’ll be more apt to workout when you do those things. It changes something you dread into something you look forward to doing. When you workout regularly, you’ll more and more energy to be more active in other areas of your life.
- Besides eating healthy, exercising and loving every minute of life, don’t forget to hydrate frequently and get adequate sleep.
- If you’re a snacker, don’t worry, you can still eat healthy and include snacks. Just make sure you’re prepared. Make healthy snacks ahead or have them ready. Veggies and dips, fresh fruit and small bags of nuts and dried fruit are perfect.
- Include more than regular exercise in your life. Be active, enjoy everything life has to offer. Play with the kids, go for walks or go out dancing for the evening. It’s all good and good for you.
- Think before you eat. Ask yourself if you really want that sweet treat or whether something else will do. Are you really hungry or are you eating out of frustration, anger or sorrow? It’s all about knowing yourself and loving the person you are.
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