People are becoming increasingly health conscious these days, which means that more businesses are lining up to offer products that will supposedly help you with your health. The problem is that most of these products are simply the same things packaged in different ways to lure you into parting with your hard earned cash. Even worse, so many of the products do not offer any real value.
As a consumer myself, I have to admit that I have fallen multiple times for the great spiels that marketers have spent much effort into making their health products seem more believable. I too have used an “easy-to-use” exercise machine that just weren’t easy to use at all, fallen for vitamin supplements that I later found out was not FDA approved, and felt like buying so many health gadgets that I thankfully were able to resist buying mostly because of steep prices.
On the other hand I have also found supplements that, while not doing wonders, seems to be helping me boost my energy and curb my mood swings, a good pair of sneakers that has seen some better days but did me a lot more good than any exercise machine, and lots of healthy recipes that have become go-to meals in our house.
In my quest to
become healthier, what I have learned is that the equation less is more usually works best. If you feel like you need to buy something in order to start your journey to better health, you are doing yourself a great disservice. You can start getting healthy with what you have today. Sure, there are some great products out there that will surely benefit you health-wise, but they will only be truly effective if you put in the required effort to live an overall healthier lifestyle.
Go ahead and buy health products and gadgets if you must, but be discriminating in your choices. Make sure you only get those that will truly be
good for your health and that you know you can use regularly. Don’t become overly dependent on them. Focus more on the simple choices you make every day for a healthier you, and maybe a healthier wallet too! And as the image above implies, if you're not making smart choices then guess what kind of choices you're making.
Image credit: Eating Yourself Healthy
Originally posted on November 22, 2011 @ 10:15 pm