Staying motivated to live in good health

We all know that healthy living is what we need to do, but for most of us it is so hard to make it into a long-term lifestyle. So how do we do it? Why does it seem so easy for some people, while the vast majority of Americans seem unable to stay onboard or board with a lifestyle that benefits everyone?

One must first look at what it means to be “healthy”. This does not mean being lean. No way participating in endless dietary fads of popular diets, recent workouts, or anything else ephemeral. This means making good choices in terms of eating, physical activity, and even things like going to the doctor or dentist. Being healthy can mean feeling good. Have energy. Do not be sick! It is also a matter of taking care of yourself and your family in a way that allows you to participate in life without suffering the consequences of the “bad” health decisions you make or do. Being healthy is both long-term and short-term. Be Health Benefits The individual and the community.

Healthy people are generally happier. It is a great burden to deal with the effects of things like illness, obesity, even being tired all the time. Community groups made up mainly of healthy people are happier and able to concentrate their resources (time, money, problem solving, creativity) into other things trying to care for group members who are not in good health. According to, a function of the National League of Cities, which exists to help build healthier communities in the United States, “The estimated annual costs of obesity-related health care are staggering $ 190,200,000,000, Of 21% of medical expenses in States childhood obesity Unidos.La is solely responsible for $ 14 billion in direct medical expenses. “Think of what we as a country could do with all that money !!

This should motivate the whole of our country to action! We all know the facts, it will take more than that to motivate and coherent live a healthy life. Considering the consequences of our poor health has on others, however, should help us progress towards the goal of a healthy life.

Knowing that the facts are not enough to keep us motivated, what is enough? The first step to getting and staying motivated must be an awareness that something needs to change. But where do you need to make changes? Determine where and why you need to be healthy. Do you need to lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more, brush your teeth or do your annual health check? After identifying where the changes need to be made, you need to decide what your goals are. In order to remain realistic goals motivated should be put in place. Not ready to fail, it is impossible to stay motivated to impossible tasks and constant failure. If you want to lose weight, determine how much and how long it will take to reach a healthy weight. For most people lose three pounds a week is a realistic and healthy goal. Wanting to resemble a Victoria model secret or Captain America is not very realistic. Expectations are too high often lead people to lose motivation quickly. If you want to start eating healthier, you will have to work out new healthy habits in shopping, cooking and dining. It is probably less possible to decide one day that only eat vegan, organic food. Set realistic goals !!