Health is wealth. A saying as old as time but usually disregarded in front of popular addictions. Since our work-life balance leans heavily on the work end, we get very little time to prepare our food and so we end up with fast food which is also the junk food. After consuming these foods, we go back to work, we have our errands, we deal with kids, and then there is the home life— with all that living a healthy lifestyle looks like impossible. Obviously, we won’t get time to sleep, time to exercise, time to meditate and then we end up in therapy. It’s best that we take control of our health while we can, or things may shift towards the wrong end; the one that leads to hospital or the comfortable sofa in the room of a shrink.
To come out of this all is easy, but it requires a complete focus on efficiency and effectiveness. You don’t have to go mad after the crazy Instagram and YouTube workout videos. Remember those bodies are of professionals who have nothing else to do but to exercise. You on the other hand have a lot to do and achieving optimum health along with improving your nutrition and fitness is very important for you. Now you don’t have to go and get obsessed over those fad diets as well. You just need to give up on your addictions and by addictions we don’t mean drugs because there are drug and alcohol treatment centers for that. By addictions we mean your bad habits that you do on daily basis. Here are 5 ways you can begin taking control of your health.
1. Know the reason
Know what your mission is about and why you need to take control of your health. Without knowing why, the chances of succeeding are very less. Your why reminds you that what you’re standing and struggling for.
2. Eyes on the Prize
Keep your eyes on the final goal you are trying to achieve. You need to be fit, and this requires you to integrate fitness into your busy lifestyle. It is had as there are meetings and family events that are unavoidable obligations. You can’t slack here. You must do the needful and to motivate yourself, you should always have your eyes on the end results.
3. Get your sleep
Sleep is important. It is very important that you give your body the rest it need. You use it a lot the entire day, give your body time to recover. Sleep is precisely what helps us to recover from heavy workouts, food decisions, think clearly, and our weight loss efforts. It also manages stress.
4. Focus on eating
Eat the right things. Your workout is just 30% of the journey. The real deal is the diet and that’s 80% of your taking control of your health gig. Count calories manage your food portions and always eat healthy. There is no chance for fatty foods.
5. Don’t overdo anything
There is a specified measure of everything one can do. Overdoing things makes everything wrong and uncomfortable. When taking control of your health, try not to overdo anything and all will be fine.