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Here’s Why Your Health Is More Than Just A Diet.

October 9, 2018 by  
Filed under Health, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comWhen it comes to being healthy, you’re often going to find that you tend to have tunnel vision. Because that’s the thing about health – it’s something that we feel we can put in a box. When that’s really not the case. So much so, that you may be seeing and working on all of your ideals of health based on what your parents have taught you or what you think you already know. And because the whole world is always ‘on a diet’ where health is concerned, it’s so easy to believe that’s what you need to do when you want to be healthy. But it’s not. Sure, eating better is always a good thing, and we’re going to go into that in more detail in this post, but dieting is not the answer. Dieting is a way of restricting your body. Of stopping it from getting what it needs. And that is surely the exact opposite of healthy.

So, what is healthy? What constitutes as good health? And what can YOU do when you want to work on your health? Is it all just about what you’re eating and how much you’re eating? These are probably all of the things that are going through your mind right now – especially if you’re someone that has always turned to dieting when you want to get healthier. But, there are a ton of other things that you can do when you want to work on your health. And they all contribute to a healthier you and a healthier lifestyle in different ways.

What You’re Eating

Now, we’re actually going to address the food thing first – because it still matters. But you need to think about what you’re eating, it’s the only thing that you need to really focus on. If you think that cutting back is the way to be healthy, you really need to change your mindset. Because it’s all about eating the right things to make sure that you are feeding your body the right nutrients and vitamins.

How You’re Fueling Your Body

As a step on from that, you’ll also want to think about the kinds of foods that are fueling your body. This is so important. Because instead of restricting your body, you need to make sure that you are eating the foods that will give you energy. From proteins and lean meats to fruits and vegetables and whole grains, you have to be really smart about the foods that you’re choosing to eat.

How You Get Energy

Then from here, you’re going to want to think about how you can get a ton of energy throughout your day and in life in general. And this is where your workouts come in. Because exercise really does give you energy and make you happier. So think about finding a type of exercise that you can fall in love with.

The Benefits Of Sleep

And sleep matters. Sleep is everything and should be everything to you. You will want to think about how you can get to sleep at the best time in the evenings, and how you’re going to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. This will help your body to repair and to really boost your energy levels.

The Benefits Of Water

And water! There are so many benefits of drinking water. It’s just absolutely crucial for you to feel energized, hydrated, and happy. And that’s what water can do for you. So think about carrying a water bottle around with you so that you can top up you water levels at all times.

You Need Physical Health

One thing that you also need to make sure that you’re being aware of as much as possible, it’s your physical health. Your physical health absolutely has to be at its peak – and seeing your doctors and other health professionals are on hand. Make sure that you’re getting checkups so that you can be aware of how your body is right now. But also see your dentist or your eye doctor or your nutritionist if you feel as if they are going to help you too.

You Need To Be In The Best Position

But also, you need to make sure that you’re thinking about your own levels of health and what they mean to you. Do you know where you are with your health physically, emotionally, and even sexually too? Maybe you want to get a vasectomy reversal to be able to move forward with your life and be happy? Just make sure that you are making the right decisions that will put you in the best possible position.

Mental Health Matters

But then from here, there’s also your mental health to think about. Because you can have a healthy body but if your mind isn’t healthy, you won’t be healthy altogether. If you are suffering from depression or if your anxiety, as hard as it can be, you will need to work on it or even think about getting help. It’s so important to take care of your mental health.

Calmness Matters

So as a step on from that, you’re going to want to think about all of the stress that you have in your life. And ask yourself – what can you do about it? Because whether you know it or not, you will find that being stressed out is really going to harm your health. It keeps your mind feeling really uneasy. It then can manifest in physical ways too. And stress is just such a negative thing for your health. So if you’re eating right and working out but you’re really stressed out, you need to do something about it before it really harms your health.

Happiness Matters

And then, there’s the small matter of happiness. And if you think that the two are not related, then you are mistaken. Because happiness is good for your health. If you’re unhappy, then it can lead to stress or poor mental health, as we have talked about above. So, if you really want to make sure that you’re healthy, you need to work on your happiness too.

Staff Writer; Peter Brown


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