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Getting Yourself Healthy One Simple Step At A Time

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During our lives, it’s safe to say that we all have our peaks and troughs. Unfortunately, the lives we lead perpetual rays of sunshine.

We were all moody as teenagers at some point. We thought about how good it will be to end our adolescence and become fully fledged adults. We’ll have the freedom to live our lives, and things won’t ever be a stressful or as tricky as they were during school days. How wrong we were, huh. Now we’re grown-ups and, with the responsibilities of life, things are more difficult and more stressful. This wasn’t part of the plan – and it’s affecting every facet of our health.

Our health is traditionally split into physical, mental and social aspects, and what you really want is to get all three of these functioning smoothly. It’s not easy to get things balanced and trouble-free, but it’s not impossible either. Let’s look at a few excellent ways we can improve your overall condition.     

Learn About Yourself

The first step is to try and figure out what’s going on with your mind and your body, how it’s gotten to where it is, and what initial steps can be taken to get the wheels of change moving. It doesn’t have to be a scary, detailed scan of assessment of yourself. Simply research your symptoms, or try to find out just how many people are like you. Things like this can put your mind at real ease as you begin to work on it.  

Look At The Science Of It All

If you’re feeling adventurous and in the mood for a little education, you can always have a more in-depth look at the inner workings of the human body or the human psyche. The internet gives us the opportunity to look at the work by mental health experts like Cynthia Telles, PhD and Professor Steve Peters. There are also thousands of articles, videos and lessons online about improving physical health and fitness. You have a supercomputer at your disposal, and it would be wise to utilize it. You may enjoy learning a thing or two about people’s bodies as behaviors.   

Talk About It

Opening up to others about where you are in your particular situation would be a big help. Keeping things bottled up won’t improve things – no matter how large or small. Letting others help you with your health struggles can open up new avenues that you never thought possible. Even just a chat with a buddy would help as the social side of life would be stimulated. Getting the advice from a professional would be of great help, too, as they are literally trained in helping you – whatever the issue is you wish to discuss or work on.

Be More Active

As we all know, our physical health would be dealt a big boost if you exercise a little more, but the positive effect it has on your mind, too, is astonishing. The natural buzz and feeling of happiness and confidence it gives us is a strange and wonderful phenomenon. The fitter you are, you more of a bounce you’ll have which will breed motivation to do things.   

Eat Right

You’re told as a little kid that you have to eat correctly, and as much as you didn’t want to, your parents were right, weren’t they? Similarly to exercising, the foods you put in your body will affect your brain and your body. It just depends on which you decided to eat. Junk food will make you sluggish and healthy meals won’t. There are many articles, videos and tutorials online about how to make delicious meals that can be good for you, so give them a go!

Meditate

Finally, we’ll talk about something that isn’t everyone’s cup of tea: meditation and mindfulness. Meditation has become more popular nowadays thanks to apps like Headspace and a plethora of videos on YouTube. These kinds of things teach you how to calm down when you’re feeling anxious or worried so that the next time you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation, you can handle it coolly with a collected mind.  

 

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Olivia is psychologist and entrepreneur from Brisbane. Mother of two beautiful children and proud owner of two silly boxer dogs. She is passionate writer, a traveler and conscious consumer, seeking healthy and sustainable products to incorporate into the lives of her family. Her motto is “Be the change you want to see in the world”.

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