The Holistic Approach To Better Health.
Health is one of those things that we all seem to struggle with in one way or another for as long as we live. You could even say that it becomes harder to deal with as time goes on however, regardless of your age or anything else, you will probably agree that there is always more you could be doing to improve your overall health. One of the major common mistakes that people make about their health is that they focus very strongly on only one aspect, to the detriment of all other aspects. It suddenly came to me as I was on my way to work this morning that actually, if you want to be healthier, you need to focus on all the relevant parts of the process as one. This holistic approach is the only way to ensure that you really do see the changes that are necessary for a healthier life. To give you a helping hand, i'm going to look at some of the basic everyday changes that you can make to ensure that you focus on better health.
Watch Less Television.
My friends literally laugh at me and ask "what do you actually watch?" because I cut out watching TV as I personally feel it's a waste of time but aside from that television is bad for you in so many ways that it is impossible for me to list them all here. One of the main issues though is that it encourages the kind of lifestyle which is anathema to the experience of trying to be healthy. When you're chilling on the sofa, you are really not doing anything for your body at all. The same is true for your mind - you are generally less active in the brain when watching television than you are while asleep. If you are keen to make some big changes in your life in order to see better health, then cutting out or greatly reducing the amount of television you watch will be one of the biggest things you can do towards that end. Try it out for a week and see how different you feel. You could even spend the time saved this way on a new kind of exercise, or simply just relaxing or meditating.
Get More Sleep.
Sleep is something that profoundly and often subtly affects everything else in life. If you are someone who suffers from even just occasional bouts of insomnia, you will know what a difference it can make when you are not getting enough sleep. Everybody needs to get a decent amount of sleep, otherwise many vital functions of the body and brain start to shut down or not work to their fullest capacity. If you are having trouble getting sleep, i'd advise that you start by reducing the amount of time you spend in front of screens. You might also want to think about reducing your caffeine intake, particularly after twelve. Caffeine can affect your sleep cycle up to twelve hours after having it, so cutting it out can make a huge difference. Get more sleep and you will soon notice a great many changes in your health.
Become Obsessed With One Kind Of Exercise.
Everyone knows that exercise is a vital part of remaining healthy but people often fail to appreciate just how important it really is. For many people, it can be difficult feeling excited about the process of exercising. If that sounds like you as much as it does me, then you might want to consider spending some time finding one kind of exercise which you think you might really enjoy. Rather than spreading your efforts too thin and ultimately falling back on old habits when it gets too much, just try to find one kind of exercise or sport which you can see yourself obsessing over. A common one is cycling, this sport tends to be almost addictive in its quality, and if you look at an online bike insurance comparison site you will see that it is also quite a cheap pastime. It doesn’t have to be cycling of course - it can be anything that you feel will work for you.
Know What Is Going Into Your Body.
This point is most relevant to me as I've recently made a significant change, I stopped eating meat. Not because I'm obsessed with animals but due to health reasons. I won't go into it now as that's for a separate blog post on but its definitely one of the best decisions i've ever made. One of the biggest mistakes that anyone can make is failing to pay attention to what they are putting into their body. This is so easily overlooked, and yet what you eat and drink is such a central part of your overall health. Try your hardest not to simply bury your head in the sand and instead keep a log of everything that you eat and drink. You might find some surprising habits, in which case you can then go about changing those for better ones.
Disclaimer: This post is partnered however, I believe everything included in it to be the truth.