Why We Feel Like Crap (and don’t realize it)

exercising-keeps-you-healthyThe interesting part of getting unhealthy is that it happens slowly. So slowly in fact that we generally don’t even notice our health going down the toilet. After a few years we still don’t notice that we can’t sleep well, or that our joints hurt. This is just like the “slowly boil the frog alive” cliche.

The good news however, is that getting healthy is fast! Your body wants to be healthy, that’s why even consuming all these shitty goods and bad habits it takes a long time to get unhealthy.

No one ever gets emphysema from 1 cigarette, it takes years and years of constant smoking.

When you start eating healthier foods such as fruits, spinach, vegetables, etc and start exercising more you will notice that you start to feel better right away. This is usually enough to persuade people to keep at it. We are talking about exercising a little bit and generally eating better – not training for a marathon!

Whats the Best Way to Start Getting Healthy Again?

  • Cut Down on Non Nutritional Food
  • Eat More Fruits, Veggies, White Meats
  • Avoid SodaPop like the Plague
  • Start Exercising More – 30 Minutes a Day – in fact. Exercise has been shows to stave off the effects of aging and increase the amount of time you can be self sufficient.

While getting unhealthy is a long and slow process, getting healthy again is surprisingly easy – and quick! If you can start using the 4 bullet points I gave you, you will notice huge differences in a very short period of time. By getting your health back you might notices all kinds of crazy things happening, such as your joint pain might subside, or you have more energy.

It will take you some effort but I promise it will be very worth it, and since you’ll notices changes right away it will hopefully ingrain it in your head to stay healthy! It takes some serious work but it is worth it.

How To Start Being Healthy

But I’m Already Healthy!

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This is one thing I hear all the time: “But I’m already healthy”, which is true. When it comes to your health you are healthy – until you aren’t.

What I mean is, you want to keep your good health for as long as you can, because once you start to notice your health slipping it’s so much harder to try and get healthy again. But you’ll never be as healthy as you were.

Think of your body like a car, your car runs perfectly; Even though nothing is wrong you still do the oil changes you are told to do, what happens if you don’t? Well if you are supposed to change your oil at 3,000 miles and are at 5,000 probably nothing will happen. But at some point with no change the bad oil will stop lubricating the engine (your body) and it will go through a sudden and drastic decline. This is going to cost you a lot of money or you’ll just need a new car.

Unfortunately with our bodies we can’t just replace anything that fails because we didn’t take care of it, or buy a new one, so for this reason our health should be our number one focus at all times. After all, you only get one body.

 

Simple Things to Prolong Good Health:

Exercising is one of the best ways to maintain good health. In fact, if you make it a point to get some exercise every day not only will you be healthier than others in retirement, but you’ll look much younger too. Exercise and ageing go hand in hand, if you combine this with a good diet then you can be 80 years old, but you may only look 50! Think of all the looks you’ll get from the other people!

jogging for exerciseRemember we only have one life, we need to live while we are here, there are no do-overs, don’t take your good health for granted today, only to get to the “golden years” and wish you would have taken better care of your health. Exercising doesn’t mean you have to run 10miles ever day, it could be as simple as walking to the mailbox every morning or parking at the far end of the parking lot into work or the store, or even taking the stairs as opposed to the elevator. Simple habits like this really add up and will go a long ways to keeping your health in tip top shape.

Nutrition is also a key way to keep your health strong. Nutrition is also getting harder and harder to do, our food is so junky that it hardly can even be called food. In fact some of our “food” is now labelled as a “food product”because it can’t legally be called food. Oranges are great for nutrition

The key to nutrition is to eat stuff you can find in nature, plants, berries, fish even red meats are okay. Red meats however, you need to be careful. It’s not the meat that’s an issue, it’s how it’s processed and what the animal was fed, this is why it has a bad rep nowadays. We feed our cows chemicals and they collect in their bodies and then we eat it and it harms our bodies.

Some of the best diets are mostly plant based, with some seafood mixed in. But anything natural is going to pay big dividends down the road, however since we only live once make sure you enjoy your food too. Just try to eat healthy most of the time and enjoy some “junk food” at times.

Good video explaining a different reason to take care of your health!

I hope that helps you get started! I’ll keep posting great stuff for you to do to get healthy!