The need to invest or look after your health seems like something that everyone should know and strive to do, doesn’t it? From a young age, we are taught to look after ourselves in a variety of ways from brushing our teeth in the morning, to taking regular baths or showers to eating fruit and vegetables and much more.
Deep down we all know that we should invest in our health but that doesn’t always mean we do. In fact, today, I think it’s fair to say that most us don’t at least not as much as we should.
For example, think about this, when you’re on your lunch break at work do you have a piece of a fruit or something else like a chocolate bar or biscuits? I think the latter options are going to be the more common choice for many people.
But it’s not just our diets, investing in your health means you need to stay fit and active as well. And in a world of social media, Netflix binges and the popularity of video games reaching an all-time high it’s easy to see how investing in your health can be difficult.
There’s a lot of temptations out there that can make you put off that healthy meal, trip to the gym or morning run isn’t there? But of course, cutting those treats out isn’t really a solution either it might make you healthier in the short term but won’t make you happier.
Investing in your health means your mental well being as well. You work hard and deserve the occasional reward so don’t feel guilty for indulging in the odd treat, but there’s got to be a way to look after your health as well hasn’t there?
THE IMPORTANCE OF A BALANCED HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
So, what’s the solution how do you invest in your health while also enjoying the things you love? It’s all about balance and leading a balanced and healthy lifestyle is much easier to accomplish than you might think.
A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP
They say you need seven to eight hours of sleep a day and that’s a good start but it’s not the only rule to follow. If you’ve had a particularly long or stressful day then you should try to get extra sleep when possible and try to get into a regular sleeping schedule.
Regular exercise is one of the best ways to invest in your health, for many people this will mean going to the gym but there’s plenty of ways to exercise and they don’t all involve going to the gym.
CUT DOWN ON BAD HABITS
One of the best ways to invest in your health is to cut down on your bad habits, these vary from person to person but they will almost always affect your health. Common ones include smoking or excessive drinking but could include all kinds of things from eating too many sugary snacks to staying up too late at night and much more.
A HEALTHY DIET
By far one of the best ways to invest in your health is by having a healthy and balanced diet, balanced being the key word. Just eating fruit and vegetables all the time won’t make you healthy you can still enjoy the foods you love and the occasional treat but you need to ensure you have a balanced healthy diet.
With chronic diseases on the rise investing in your health is incredibly important and it’s never too late. It doesn’t mean you have to stop doing the things you love either you can still have fun but make sure you take your health into account as well.