In an ideal world, we would all live healthy lifestyles. Ask one hundred people on the street if they would like to live an unhealthy or healthy lifestyle, and the resulting answers you’d receive are so obvious we needn’t tell you what it would be. However, despite the thousand ways one can enact a healthy, or healthier lifestyle today, many people struggle to do it.
Sometimes this is for real, legitimate reasons, and tarring everyone with the brush of ‘laziness’ or ‘unwillingness’ can be a little bit assumptive. However, that doesn’t mean those people absolutely cannot find a better way to live. Sometimes it just takes a little more research, a little more forethought, and a little more consideration.
There are many things that could prevent you from starting or maintaining your healthy lifestyle. What follows is a list of some of the most common ones, coupled with some advice that might help you if you can relate.
Sometimes, we just can’t move as well as we’d like. This could be as simple a problem as having limited flexibility, very low cardiovascular fitness, or an actual medical issue that is preventing us from even getting to a gym in the first place. If you have a genetic defect or disability that prevents your actual mobility, then consider doing what you can with your able-body, such as arm stretches or simple light dumbbell stretches.
If the problem is something that can be fixed, such as fixing heel or arch pain with a specialist foot doctor, then be sure to get the problem seen to before it accumulates in difficulty. You might find that this problem if neglected, could turn into a much larger issue that might be harder to contend with.
We all get tired and down sometimes, and some days are definitely much harder than others to attend the gym or stay on top of a healthy eating schedule. However, if you’re finding that this is more the common trend rather than a one off, you could be experiencing symptoms of chronic fatigue or even depression. Both of these areas can be worked on through therapy, exercises, meditation, getting in nature and eating right. Both of them are difficult beasts to tame, and if they are serious medical issues you are experiencing, you might find that undergoing a course of medication could be beneficial for you. Make sure that this is completely approved and encouraged by your healthcare professional if you find that this is the case.
Bad habits can have knock-on effects as to how you lead the rest of your life, and some of them might be habits that you might not consider too damaging. Overeating carbohydrates the night before a heavy workday can make you feel lethargic and sleepy for up to 24 hours while your body fully digests the meal, so that can be a problem in itself. Smoking, excess drinking and even viewing pornography can rob you of the energetic vitality your body naturally produces, so try not to rob it of such vital resources. You might be amazed at how rectifying bad habits brings you back to the land of the living.
These careful tips, duly implemented, will help you feel better in your skin and will take away the kryptonite preventing you from living the life you desire.