We all want to live long and healthy lives. Everyone starts there health journey at different points in their lives and in very different ways. In most cases, people wait until they have a health crisis before making positive changes in their life. Cancers, heart disease, strokes and auto-immune disease are becoming all too common. How to stay healthy, once we have achieved some success is also a huge challenge. Watch this video on what is the main cause of all the dread disease that has become the norm in our society.
Staying healthy is a complete mind shift and one needs to be super motivated to sustain the new lifestyle. I find the best thing for me is engrossing myself in relevant motivational books, podcasts, etc.
A well thought out eating plan is vital in maintaining our health. How to stay healthy? I suggest talking to a qualified nutritionist that holds a degree in nutrition. For me personally, a raw food, vegan diet is optimum. There is really no other way of life that makes me feel better. I have found that a low fat, high carb diet, consisting mostly of fruit works best. Nutrient dense, low-calorie plant food is a natural weight-loss plan with very little planning. Most raw foodists just eat until they are full with very little calorie counting.
There are situations where a supplement is necessary – when we don’t have access to enough quality fruit and vegetables. I would recommend a brand like Sunwarrior’s completely natural and raw vitamins. They have a whole range of excellent products to choose from via www.vhawker.com. Their ingredients are unprocessed and of the highest quality.
People everywhere are getting into shape, in some way or another. There are so many fun ways to strengthen and tone our bodies. Callanetics and other home workouts are very popular, as you can do them in privacy and at your own pace. Cardiovascular exercises are important and easy to incorporate into your daily routine. By choosing to run home from work instead of driving, will not only save you fuel but give you a good workout and help reduce stress.
How to stay motivated
How to stay healthy and motivated to do so is the determining factor. I touched on this subject in a previous post, wireless earphones that never fall out. All that makes any sense to me, is living a healthy life in full. You can’t have that mindset of “I’ve done well this week so I deserve a treat.” For every day of bad eating and no exercise, you are undoing a full week of hard work.
Stick to your routine and learn to enjoy it. See your food in a new light, not as just something you have to do but rather something you appreciate. I have written about mindful eating in other blogs. You will do well to read up on that. A great way to enjoy your workouts is by listening to music or a podcast. in this way, you are also nourishing your mind. It could even be a motivational podcast on “How to stay healthy” The best earplugs I know of, that never fall out can be found on www.vawker.com
There is so much information out there on nutrition and fitness, both good and bad. I can only hope you find your way through this sea of expert opinions. Everyone seems to be an expert these days. Very often, people form an opinion over a single Facebook post that they read and then share it as factual.
Every word I have written here is based on personal experience and nutritional advice that I have received from a qualified holistic nutritionist.
I hope you have found this article helpful. Please leave a comment below and share some of your experiences.
I wish you the very best on your journey.
Robert [ aka Cape Trader ]