Achieving healthy body and a healthy sense of well-being doesn’t mean you have to spend much on diet plans, enrolling in a gym or hire a professional fitness instructor because there are so many simple and practical ways to achieve your ultimate goal. Sometimes we overlook these simple things and we tend to over analyze, but we lack the application and the willingness to even start doing them. Health has many aspects not just physically but also emotionally, socially, psychologically and morally. We all can agree that our forefathers lived longer than modern people, it is because they lived a simpler, active, less complicated, and less stressful way of life.
When we were younger, our parents and teachers constantly reminded and taught us about the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as avoiding junk food and processed foods. But we still follow what we want and neglect to practice healthy eating habits even now that we are smart adults. We can be practical when it comes to selecting the food we eat by starting picking the nutritious food in the supermarket such as fruits and vegetables and avoiding chips, soda, chocolates, ice cream, and other high carbohydrate, high calorie and high fat foods. Low-carb diet has been proven to amazingly lose weight because it inhibits the production of “hunger hormone” called ghrelin, thus you don’t easily get hungry, reducing food intake per day. It is best to concentrate eating real food or good quality and minimally processed food, and the food you buy should not even have a list of ingredients, otherwise it should only be very short.
When it comes to exercise, you can do simple exercises before going to work like stretching or jogging in place even for short period of time, as long as you start doing it every day and eventually it becomes a hobby. People who dwell too much indoors are at greater risk for heart attack and stroke, so go outside, free yourself from all the stress and breath some fresh air. We are living in the digital age, and there are so many health apps you can download online to help you achieve health and fitness. Health apps come in different features and uses such as for counting your calorie intake, monitoring the number of steps when walking or running, diet planners and health e-books. Download free apps or paid apps depending on your needs and preference. If you have problems or your troubled with something, talk to a friend or to your spouse because you also need to have a healthy mind and well-being.