Many people view living a healthy lifestyle as something of an option, something that’s not too important. My advice, make your health a priority and experience a better quality of life.
Here are a few tips to prioritize your health:
MAKE THE TIME
We have busy lifestyles that put everything from money, our jobs, and even others ahead of ourselves. It isn’t selfish to see about your needs first. Remember, one cannot ‘pour from an empty cup.’
One may call it selfish, but it is important to understand that if you are able to take care of yourself, you will be in a better place to love and care for the other people in your life.
WORK OUT A SCHEDULE
Finding time to exercise and eat good food doesn’t magically happen. Make a daily, conscious effort. How you choose to exercise depends on your personal schedule and what works best for you.
How and what you choose to eat depends on your budget and what works for you. The same goes for your gym workouts; a little planning goes a long way to help ensure you are able to fit in exercise. Click here to see what beneficial exercises to do in the gym.
It’s important to remember that even a little exercise is better than none.
DON’T MAKE CHANGES, MAKE HABITS
If you want to learn how to make your health a priority, learn how to make good habits that work and make them last. You need to create good exercise and eating habits.
If feasible, change your environment if that’s what it takes. Many people are a product of their environments. Associate with health conscious people who enjoy living a healthy lifestyle.
You would be making a poor investment if you spent money on junk/unhealthy foods every week. Indulging once in a while is fine, however making your health a priority has to involve the discipline to regularly exercise and eat good food.
Believe me, I’m practicing what I preach here.
Making your health a priority involves being realistic. When we are realistic about life we set ourselves up for less disappointments, short term and long term.
Very importantly, stop trying to lose 10 pounds in the next month, or workout every day for 30 days, you’re setting yourself up for failure! If you really want to learn how to make your health a priority, you need to focus making your health a priority for a lifetime.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME, THERE’S NO REWIND BUTTON IN LIFE
You have one life to live and you only have one body. Who else is going to take care of it if you don’t?
If you take care of your children, pets, clothes, your house, your car, friends and family, why would you not take care of yourself? If you choose not to prioritize your health, nobody else is going to prioritize it for you.
You can make all of the excuses in the world, tell yourself that you are “too busy”, and eat all of the unhealthy foods you want, it’s your choice. Just remember that those choices, as with everything else in life, has consequences.
When you realize that you are in control of the changes you want to see, it is empowering. When you see the positive results of living a healthy lifestyle it becomes an addiction. Everyone is at a different stage in their journey, and wherever you are, there is always room for improvement.
Remember, this is not your practice life, this is the REAL DEAL! Make your health a priority, not an option!
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