Developing a Healthy Mindset

Developing a Healthy Mindset

While you won’t find too many people saying that they don’t understand why being healthy is better, you will find many people admitting that changing their habits is too hard to do. Unfortunately, you can’t avoid the hard part of altering a way of life that consists of well-ingrained habits. You can find comfort in knowing that anything that is truly worth doing is a struggle, and it is that struggle that will make you improve on the inside and out. Change is constant. Are you going to have control over some of that change?  Determination, self-motivation, and beginning with the end in mind will get you on your way to a healthier life. It really is all in your head – well… what internalizes the need for change and the motivation to keep on track is all in your head – in your mind to be exact. The power of your mind can make or break your success in anything you aspire to achieve.  Achieving a healthier way of life is no different. Knowledge is Power  The first and most important step to getting in the right mindset is to arm yourself with knowledge and support.  There is a wealth of information available on how and why to lead a healthier life and you need to soak in as much as possible. There are a number of different methods for effective information gathering. Depending on your preferences, you will find some or all of the options helpful on the following list: Search the internet for any information about: leading a healthier life (search ‘healthy living tips’ ‘making healthy...
Add Enjoyment to Your Life by Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Add Enjoyment to Your Life by Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

An important aspect of self-development is to know when it’s time to change something about your life that isn’t serving you. When you change, you often become more confident, skilled, and comfortable to start looking at other areas in your life and making bigger changes. However, any kind of change, even if it will make your life more enjoyable, can be difficult because it involves stepping out of your comfort zone. How can you reduce this discomfort? Frankly, the more you push yourself to step out of your comfort zone, the more you gain, and the easier it becomes. The more you gain, the more likely it is that you’ll be willing to push yourself again in the future. Try these suggestions to step out of your comfort zone: Do something new once a week. Don’t get stuck in a rut. Instead, open your mind to original ideas and experiences. Engage in a new activity every 7 days or so. Maybe you’ll try reading a biography instead of a mystery. Jogging every so often on your daily walk brings variety. Perhaps there’s a new recipe or food you’ve been curious to try for the first time. Go for it! Start small. Do you watch only situation comedies on television? Instead, why not try watching one show on the Public Broadcasting System to expand your mind? It won’t cost you anything and you might even open up a whole new world of intellectual stimulation.   Acknowledge the discomfort (of leaving your comfort zone). Your feelings are normal. Almost everyone feels a bit unsettled when they do something for the first...
Solutions for Health Problems as You Age.

Solutions for Health Problems as You Age.

People across the planet suffer from a wide variety of health problems daily. These health problems can be anything, from something as minor as a simple as a cold to something as serious as heart disease or cancer. So, what can you do to decrease your risk of developing these diseases?  The best solution is not to get them at all or at least reduce your risk of developing any one of the more serious diseases. Now obviously, a lot of problems are out of your control, some things just happen. But for a lot of them, you can take preventive measures. As the saying goes, the best defense is a good offense. Instead of waiting for something to happen and trying to cure it, take the steps needed to avoid getting it all together. Here are 10 things you can do to reduce your risk of developing health problems as you age. 1: Maintain a proper diet. One of the main reasons people suffer so many problems is because they do not keep their body in top form. The human body is a remarkable thing and is quite the powerhouse when it comes to its own wellbeing. Your body can fend off almost every type of illness or health problem if you give it the right fuel.  What is the right fuel?  Fresh fruit, vegetables should be your stables then proteins, good fats.  You can add grains, and dairy if you don’t have an intolerance to them but always remember one size does not fit all.  Avoid processed or fast foods.  The 80/20 rule is a good one...
Good eating habits and healthy foods are key to staying healthier for longer.

Good eating habits and healthy foods are key to staying healthier for longer.

Good nutrition plays a significant role in determining your well-being as you get older, and in delaying and reducing the risk of lifestyle diseases. Not eating enough fruits and vegetables is responsible for close to three million deaths worldwide every year. In addition, dietary fat seems to be associated with various cancers, and nutritionally unbalanced diets, which are often associated with diabetes, can play a significant role in increasing the risks of developing coronary heart disease. Many of the diseases associated with aging are a result of dietary factors, some of which have been in operation since infancy. Food preferences tend to be formed in childhood, and children who eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables are likely to continue eating such a diet into adulthood. Parents who eat too much processed food with high levels of salt, sugar and fat tend to pass those habits onto their own children. It is never too late to change dietary habits, though it is better to start eating a balanced diet early in life, though it should be noted that nutritional requirements change as a body ages, with calorific needs decreasing and nutritional needs increasing. One of the issues today is the accessibility of fast food outlets and the convenience of processed foods in our busy lifestyle.  Add to this the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables and you have created a society of fast food low-cost consumers who have become conditioned to an unhealthy lifestyle. What are the benefits of eating a Healthy Diet? We all want to look and feel good at any age but as we...
What Is Your Mental Age Based On Science?

What Is Your Mental Age Based On Science?

Have you ever wondered what your mental age is based on scientific research? Do this quick quiz to find out.  You may be surprised   Have you ever wondered what your mental age is based on scientific research. Do this quick quiz to find out.  You may be...