As women we can relate to wanting our hair laid, nails perfectly polished, outfits well put together with shoes on point. Many of us set aside time for a massage, pedicure, or a nice dinner with the girls to kick back and relax. It’s these sort of practices that help us to release stress, stay sane and, of course, continue looking good.
Often times, when all those things are done, our health is left neglected. This is due to various reasons like lack of motivation, busy schedules, no interest or little to no knowledge of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle… Oh yea, I completely understand. Although I can relate to them all, I’m here to help you banish every excuse not to be healthier. Lets chat about how critical healthy habits are to your quality of life.
Eating well and exercising is about health first. The benefits like shrinking back fat, the disappearing muffin top, diminishing arm jiggle, and getting back into that size 6 are the icing on the cake. These also serve as great motivators! Now, get your best motivating goal in mind and read on.
Why should you adjust your way of eating?
You’ll Look Better
We all want this! Eating well is a great way to have clear, bright, even toned skin. Also, losing weight is 90% diet, making wiser food choices is by far the most effective way to drop the pounds and maintain a healthy body-weight.
You’ll Feel Better
When I put the right foods in my body I feel lighter and have better digestion and less bloating. I don’t deal with moodiness or feeling sluggish.
Lower Health Risks
Eating a nutritious and balanced diet will help your body to function at it’s best and, in turn, decrease the risk for many diseases, sicknesses, and other bodily dysfunctions. Win -win
Possibility of Curing Health Issues
Doctor’s push medication more than anything. However, it is a well known fact that nourishing food can and have reversed many health issues. Like diabetes, autoimmune diseases, heart disease etc. Different methods work for different people. Just know diet plays a major factor.
You’ll Perform Better
Food is fuel! Fueling your body properly leads to increased energy and productivity. You will perform better at work, at home and feel great while doing your daily activities. Now, who doesn’t want that?
What exactly is healthy eating?
I believe the best method for eating is one that is natural and balanced. Meaning, the food you consume isn’t made or altered in a lab and has variety. These days, this one can be tricky and expensive. Try your best! Your veggies and fruits top the list, of course. Make a choice from each food group each day. I recommend finding a sustainable diet that works for you and just roll with that. Leave room for happy eating. That is your cheat meal or snack… eat whatever makes you happy.
You’ll Get Stronger and Fit
Since beginning a workout routine I have really gotten a lot stronger. The amount of weight I can lift keeps increasing. So does my stamina. I joke with my hubby about being able to whip him now. When I first started exercising I couldn’t do certain things like squats and lunges because I suffered from knee pain. Now, I can because overtime my knees developed more strength.
The effort and energy put into a good cardio workout melts stress off of me. My mind is focused on giving it all I’ve got to get results, all while trying not to pass out. (Oh, you’ll love it!)
Have More Energy
Ok, so maybe not right after your workout; when you’re peeling yourself off the floor and dragging towards the shower. But, you’ll definitely notice a spring in your step as you go about your daily activities. Girl, you’ll tackle those stairs without losing your breath. Or run after your toddler and not need to rest every 5 minutes.
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Getting started is the hardest part. I promise you! It took me years of starting and stopping to actually work toward a healthier lifestyle, and I still have a ways to go. A small step is still a step. Go for a walk. Add in a veggie each day, or cut out one of your fast food trips each week then keep building from there.
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