Your health is the one thing you absolutely should care about. I believe that 100% because I have seen the benefits from looking after my health, and I strive to do it every day. The problem is evident: the majority of people are not looking after their health. Why? It’s because they don’t understand the benefits of being in shape and eating the right foods, or are not motivated to do so. I want to change that.
Our bodies are built as machines. The earliest humans spent their time gathering food, hunting animals and protecting their kind. If their “machines” were not functioning, they did not survive. Our machines are made up of the movements of the heart and circulatory system, the movements of the digestive system, the movements of our breathing mechanism and the muscularly-movements propelling our bodies. To keep our machines running smoothly we need to exercise, eat nutritious food, and do it consistently day in and day out. No excuses!
People often don’t understand the importance of actually looking after themselves. But as the saying goes, if you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If there is a will, there is most certainly a way! It’s not about experiencing health benefits later in live. By looking after our health now, we can reap the rewards now.
Here’s my 5 reasons why you should care about your health today:
1. More Energy
When we keep our machines in tune, we become more alert and more active, leading us to be more productive each day. Think about it, if we look after our bodies the way they are supposed to be looked after, it’s likely that it will run smoothly. Once you start to put the right food into your system and exercise, you’ll feel the difference in less than 5 days.
2. Less Stress
Stress is a very real thing. Have you ever lay awake at night, tossing and turning? What’s making your restless? This is likely due to a build up of stress, and if you don’t alleviate it, it can cause knock-on effects. Regular exercise can increase self-confidence and lower the symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety. By exercising we pump up the brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins. This is what is sometimes referred to as “runner’s high”.
3. Natural Prevention
Being on a permanent health kick has it’s aesthetic benefits too. You start to shed those unwanted pounds, begin to look younger and your skin is clearer, to name just a few. Caring for our bodily machines helps us to avoid sickness and often prolong and mitigate future health problems. Don’t forget that it’s harder to undo poor health habits as you get older.
4. Save Money
Have you ever added up the actual costs related to your health? Take for example the gym you may only go to once a week. It’s probably costing you more than twice a standard day pass due to your low attendance against your annual fee. What about the new wardrobe you need to buy because you no longer fit into last years summer apparel. Doctor appointments. Medication. Not to mention you’re most likely eating too much food each day. Being on a permanent health kick is not only going to help you transform your life, it’s going to save you money. Imagine that!
5. You feel Awesome!
Think back to the last time you went for a run or a cycle, or made a home cooked meal. I bet it felt like hard work at first, but it felt awesome afterwards, right? When I come in from a run that I really didn’t want to go on initially, it’s all worthwhile because you feel active, refreshed, pumped (especially when I can drink up a healthy smoothie to replenish). I think I feel a new phrase coming on: "Sweat each day to keep the doctor away". You heard it here first!
Nothing beats the feeling of feeling every muscle in your body roar, to feel and know that your are keeping your machine running smoothly. What would you add to this list? Let me know by pinging me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.