What is a Healthy Lifestyle?
A healthy lifestyle is put under strain when eating-related problems coupled with a sedentary lifestyle, stress, and bad habits are part of ones day to day living arrangements.
An unhealthy way of living can lead to a lot of complications, may it be medical, physical, and even emotional. However, there are steps that you can take to change your unhealthy way of living and be on the road to healthy lifestyle.
Simply put, a healthy lifestyle is a choice. You choose to eat healthy foods; you choose to avoid bad habits; you choose to exercise regularly; and, lastly, you choose to stick with it. Nobody is going to force you towards living a healthy lifestyle. Oh, there will be people who are going to tell you to do this and do that; eat this and do not eat that. However, the choice will always be yours. Remember, everything is in your hands. Healthy living is choosing to have a healthy lifestyle.
A healthy lifestyle will not only lower down your risk of developing food-related problems, but it can also control and improve medical conditions. This has been proven scientifically that a healthy lifestyle can and will improve and prolong your life; however, this cannot cure your illnesses. Let us say for example that you have hypertension and diabetes controllable by medications. A healthy lifestyle will only help to control the disease, but not to cure them. You will still need to take your medicines as prescribed by your physician, but a healthy lifestyle will significantly decrease the risk of developing complications related to your illness.
Achieving a healthy lifestyle though is a very difficult and monumental task to do. After all, we are at a fast food era where delicious and unhealthy foods abound. Plus, there are also a lot of temptations that can easily disrupt our determination to stay healthy. Moreover, with our very busy schedules, we tend to forget that we have a choice. Instead, we choose the easy route.
Healthy Lifestyle / Nutritional Myths Busted
Many people have tried going on a diet and ended up being disappointed because it did not achieve what he or she wanted. It failed not because they lacked determination, but it failed because it was already flawed in the first place.
Here are some of the common nutritional and exercise myths.
Some people who want to shed a few pounds tend to go without eating breakfast, however, this practice does more damage than good. Remember, your breakfast is what is going to give you that push to start your day with energy, and skipping breakfasts will only make you more tired and hungry throughout the day. Skipping meals is okay. Not if you want to feel hungry all the time and battle with food cravings. Never skip a meal. Instead, eat small meals. It is better to eat small meals because it will keep your hunger and food cravings at bay. Some people think that vitamins and food supplements are enough to give you the energy you need for the day.
Think again. These vitamins and food supplements are just there to help you but not give what your body needs throughout the day. Weight loss products, be it natural or herbal, are perfect for those who want to lose weight. Wrong. While they can help you shed a few pounds, you will, more often than not, gain them all back plus more when you stop the product. Only exercise and diet can keep the weight off for good. When it comes to exercise, it is better to follow the “no pain, no gain” statement. Wrong. You will only hurt yourself all the more if you use pain as your gauge to achieving a good workout.
It is better to pace yourself. This way, you decrease the risk of injuring yourself by making sure that your musculoskeletal system as well as cardiorespiratory system can meet the physical demands. Exercise alone is enough to keep you health, and you can still eat anything you want as long as you exercise. Wrong. To be truly healthy, there needs to be a good balance between exercise and diet.
It is this way of thinking that makes people fail at achieving a healthy lifestyle. But this can be corrected.
Living Towards a Healthy Lifestyle
Many people want to live a healthy lifestyle; however, as stated above, it is a very challenging thing to do. It is difficult because it is so easy to give in to temptation, and some people do not have the determination and motivation to stick with their “going healthy” plan. Plus, there are also some people who do not know just where to start.
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Online Social Networking
It is a social media maze out there – are you finding your way?
Are you into google plus? Or facebook? Or twitter? Or LinkedIn? Or?
Thank you in advance for taking part in our poll. Keep an eye out for the results; the poll closes on February 8th, 2012.
With so many social networking platforms available to us – it can be quite daunting when it comes to knowing what form of social media we should involve ourselves with – there are literally hundreds of them.
On top of that; the platforms themselves are continually evolving and making constant adjustments to the way they function.
As a chef/culinary minded person there are many ways to share our menus, recipes, photos, information and ideas etc etc etc.
In addition we can expand our horizons via the various networking channels
Have you ever been successful in securing an employment opportunity via the means of a online social networking platform? Networking your way to that next employment opportunity.
It is important to keep a close eye on what is going on in the world of social media.
The new kids on the “social networking” block
Recently I joined Pinterest one of the newest platforms available online; at this point in time I am actively getting my online pin board established.
For the guys out there you may consider onto the waiting list for Gentlemint one of the latest social platforms to bless the skies. Some of those that have made it onto the platform have said that in certain ways it is similar to Esquire magazine.
Social Networking is Essential in One Form or Another
All in all it is essential to be involved in social media in one form or another. The real question is how can establish a meaningful online social networking platform and benefit.
I am looking forward to seeing your answers to the questions from above.
Feel free to leaving your comments and/ or additional points in the comments section below.
Happy social networking – Matthew
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