Good health leads to a longer and more active life. Having good health can be as easy as changing the way you eat and getting rid of any bad habits you may have that are ultimately ruining your health.
Everyone has a bad habit or two, and not all habits are easy to erase. If you are ready to start changing your life for the better below are four habits that you really should kick, or at least cut back on, so that you can start being healthier and happier quicker.
Fast Food/Junk Food Addiction
Most junk foods, fast food, and even soda offer no health benefits and lots of empty calories and too much sugar. You can find healthy snacks, and even a somewhat healthy meal when you eat out, but cutting back on fast food can cut back on your waist.
Instead of eating sugary foods like chocolate and candy bars, pick sweet foods that contain natural sugars, like berries and other fruit. Have to eat out? Make the wise choice and order a salad, grilled chicken instead of breaded, and skip on the fried foods all together.
If you have an addiction it’s time to get help. According to Summit Malibu, people recover from their addictions every single day, and you can be one of them. First, you need to surround yourself with people that care about you and get professional help.
Help comes from friends and family, therapy, and maybe even medication. Even the most addicted can find help and relief from their issues. Drugs, alcohol, and smoking all cause damage, internally and externally.
If you spend a lot of time sitting for work, or you just never have time for exercise and spend most of your time not getting any physical activity, you could be doing great harm to your body. Many people sit at work, then come home to sit and binge watch TV, and the little bit of exercise they get is negated by all of the sitting.
The idea is to spend more time up and moving than you are spending sitting. Get up and walk while you are at work. Watch your favorite TV shows while you are on the treadmill. Get up and moving, and don’t spend too much time sitting.
Your technology addiction could be leading to health issues, like headaches and backaches. Take time away from the computer desk or smartphone so that you can give your body a break. Practice good posture too.
You may want to invest in a good hands free headset to save your neck and a good ergonomic desk chair so that you can sit properly.
Originally posted on August 6, 2015 @ 9:11 am