Health is important to improve. We all know that. Even the most overweight person knows that health is an important consideration. However, systemizing our lives to best adapt to this reality can be the most difficult part of knowing that fact. Many people choose not to make health a pillar of their life in an extreme sense, but are perfectly happy to indulge in moderation. That’s fine. You needn’t be an athlete to stay healthy. However, being healthy will not happen if you do not consider establishing your efforts towards this outcome in your daily life.
In order to ensure you both simplify your methods of improving health, and keeping them sustainable in the long term, you may consider focusing on the four most effective pillars to be found here. This can give our life direction, and orient us in the decisions we make every day. Consider these unbreakable rules, and you’re sure to enjoy better health in the long term, even if applied in small, incremental ways:
It’s always essential to live an active lifestyle. This needn’t mean running marathons or doing jumping jacks as your main form of transport on foot (although we’d be impressed if you tried,) but instead just ensuring you take the action that exerts the most energy over the day. For people in active jobs this might not be something to worry about. For those with sedentary jobs, this could be considered essential. Stretching, taking the stairs, heading to the gym at lunch, and enjoying an upbeat hobby can help you develop your health over time, lose weight and generally feel much more alert and active during the scope of your day. A little activity here and there can mean big things for your personal development, and can revolutionize your whole mindset, not to mention your waistline.
Remember, activity is fun! Moving your body is not a grim duty, it is something that many people cannot do and wish they could, so while you have a functional body you should honor it by using it to the best of your advantage, and improve your life in the process.
People often say to keep a ‘balanced and healthy diet’ in order to solve all your life problems. Well, that’s in no way bad advice in the least. But it’s more appropriate to keep a working knowledge of your nutritional needs, such as supplementing with Vitamin D, taking a multivitamin, eating plenty of fibrous green vegetables, eating high-quality meats instead of cheap and unethical options, as well as hitting your macros daily. This means making nutrition a continual interest of your life, helping you become your best self and care for your frame the most over time. You may also decide to experiment with revolutionary new diets such as Ketosis or the Carnivorous diet if you’re feeling bold, but of course a rational and measured approach is always the best way forward.
Alcohol should be avoided as much as possible, instead limited to a ‘maybe vice’ instead of a regularity. Cigarettes should follow the same function. Other assorted drugs should also be a big no-no, depending on the laws in your area. However, avoiding vices and contributing to a functional, sober and balanced mindset can be the most important thing possible. It’s something that is sadly undervalued in today’s society. Caring for your perspective and honoring your awareness means avoiding vices, even if that sounds puritanical to say. But this is not a moral argument, rather an argument of pure science and health - the most successful people in life have a healthy relationship to sobriety, and understand how sacred it should be in their own lives.
Health maintenance is essential, even outside of the daily habits we have discussed. Learning how to take care of yourself in your own personally important ways, such as how to manage tinnitus or how to implement hearing aid maintenance on a weekly basis can help you care for yourself in the best way possible. How long has it been since you visited the dentist, or headed to an eye exam? How long have you been waiting to have that shoulder pain checked out? Have you addressed the recent lethargy you’ve been experiencing or are you happy to brush it to one side?
When it comes to developing your best intentions, and your best life, caring for yourself using these vital four pillars of health can help you thrive in the long term. And thriving iis what you deserve to do.