Leading a healthy lifestyle is something that many people strive for.
Countless hours in the gym and an unsatisfyingly healthy diet are two great ways to achieve the type of lifestyle that will earn you praise from your doctor. But if being healthy is that easy, why are so many North Americans unhealthy?
The answer to that question is this: It’s easy to know what it takes to lead a healthy life, the difficult part is following through on exactly what it is you need to do to get there.
If you’re not sure whether you’re maintaining a healthy lifestyle, we suggest finding out if any of the following statements apply to you:
1. Your cigarette intake outweighs your vitamin intake.
2. You’re more likely to chug a beer than a glass of water.
3. You’d prefer watching a 6-hour marathon of Desperate Housewives to a half-hour workout at the gym.
4. When asked which you prefer more, a home-cooked meal or a McDonald’s Big Mac, you respond with “the Big Mac, of course – with supersized fries.”
5. You’d rather stay up until 4 o’clock in the morning (on a work night) playing Halo 3 than getting some well-needed rest for the next day.
If any (or all) of these statements apply to you, chances are you’re leading an unhealthy lifestyle. Here are a few small changes you can make in your daily life to improve your health:
1. Quit Smoking.
2. Drink lots of water.
4. Eat Healthy.
5. Get lots of rest.
You don’t have to change your whole world to accommodate your healthy lifestyle. A few small changes can make a huge difference. How about having one glass of wine a night instead of three? How about walking to the store to get some milk instead of always driving? These are small adjustments that will have a huge, long-term impact on your well-being.
So go on, indulge in that Big Mac meal with super-sized fries every now again – just plan to spend the rest of the week working it off!