Why You Should Give Your Health A Makeover
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
The characteristics of a healthy person include a high level of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, a low resting heart rate, balanced muscular strength, a high level of cardiovascular fitness and being happy in work and home life.
Avoid Binge Eating, Drinking
Indulging a bit here and there may not seem like a big deal, but the effects of overeating are serious and impact multiple areas of life. Basically, food and alcohol flow freely during festivities, no doubt, many people ate and drank more than usual during the yuletide, hence, there is current need for you to check what you eat and drink.
Overeating puts more than just your physical health at risk. Overeating produces emotional, psychological and physiological side effects that can dramatically compromise one’s quality of life and hope for the future.
Overcome An Addiction
You need help and psychological balance to overcome addiction, however, as summarized by the American Psychological Association, helping a family member or colleague to overcome an addiction is the best thing to do them, the process involves the following:
Admitting that one cannot control one’s alcoholism, addiction or compulsion;
Recognizing a higher power that can restore sanity;
Examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member);
Making amends for these errors
Learning to live a new life with a new code of behaviour
Helping others who suffer from the same alcoholism, addictions or compulsions.
Be Fit, Exercise Regularly
Experts say regular exercise keeps your body and heart in fit shape. You can prevent or reverse certain health issues by incorporating a regular exercise regimen into your day, such as lowering your blood pressure. Health professionals say adults should be getting at least 30 minutes of exercise every day for a healthy lifestyle.
Tips for home exercisers
The experts offer some other tips for home exercisers:
Challenge yourself and avoid boredom: At home, you won’t have the variety of equipment and classes that are available at a gym. So surf the Internet and browse fitness magazines. Pictures are everything. Use them as a guide for form and technique.
Schedule your workouts: Have a plan, look at a planner and write out your exercise appointments one month in advance.
•Use a journal to track your progress and jot down any breakthroughs you may have.
Set goals, like training for a race or losing 20 pounds
Perhaps most important, make exercise as integral to your life as sleeping and eating.
Organize, Focus, Get It Done
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power.
To get things done, remove the tasks from your brain, write them down.
Consider your setting and calculate urgency, setting plays a small role when choosing your tasks for the day and a big role in the order you complete them during the day.
Select today’s focus list, the important tasks from your list will jump out at you, but make sure you’re calculating the true importance and self-assigned urgency of your dreams
Execute, do your list one item at a time.
Go For Regular Medical Check Up
Recent studies in health care shows that more and more people cutting back on health care expenses because of worldwide recession. Experts suggest that everybody should see doctor regularly regardless of age, sex and health. Even if you are enjoying good health, visit your doctor once or twice a year for a thorough checkup and medical advice.
Combat Poor Eating Habits
Poor eating habits basically results to lower core strength, slower problem solving ability and muscle response time, and less alertness. And can be a behavioural health issue too because nutrition and diet affect how you feel, look, think and act.
Poor nutrition creates many other negative health effects as well, such as: obesity, hypertension, diabetes and gout etc.