As you know I am always on the lookout for information on healthy living, so when Jessica Socheski wanted to provide some information for me and my readers, well the answer just had to be yes! So, check it out and see, are you meeting the trifecta of healthy living?
Nowadays, it seems like everyone is on a mission to lead a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, that falls to the wayside when there is so much chaos going on in day to day life. A simple routine seems unattainable in the midst of a hectic schedule. Juggling work, school, kids, activities, etc., tends to get in the way of making healthy choices on a day to day basis. If you are looking for a healthier lifestyle, there is really only three things that you need to do to achieve it, and I like to call this the trifecta of health.
1. Eating Healthy
We all know that good nutrition is an important aspect of being healthy. However, when you lead a busy day to day life, quick and simple is always easier. With fast food joints on every corner, it is simpler to just grab food quick. Being conscious of what you eat is tough, but starting off slow and making small changes to your eating habits will take you miles in the long run. Here are a couple tips to get you started:
- Keep a stash of healthy snacks everywhere. (Car, desk, cabinets, etc.) When you are feeling hungry just reach for one of those.
- Try going one week without buying junk food.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables.
You do not need to go on a big diet. Just continue to make minor changes to the type of food you eat. Soon, eating healthy will be natural.
Exercise, exercise, exercise! The thought of having to go to the gym might terrify you, but exercise does not necessarily have to involve just that. All you need is one hour of rigorous activity a day. Go for a power walk through a park or around your neighbourhood. If you have children, take them to a park and run around with them for an hour. Anything outdoors will get a person moving and one hour of this per day will create a much healthier you.
3. Routine Doctor Visits
One of the biggest faults most of us make is not going to see our doctor on a regular basis. There are a number of reasons that can attribute to this. Finances, healthcare, or plain fear of the doctor are a few of the common excuses that top the list of why your doctor might not be seen on a regular basis. However, routine check up’s are important when it comes to being proactive in your health. If your employer offers corporate wellness plans, you should start having routine check ups with your doctor. Visiting your doctor regularly is also essential to catching any possible health issue at an early stage.
Eating healthy, exercising, and routine doctor visits create the trifecta in a healthy lifestyle. Take small steps when transitioning into your healthy life. If you take on too much too quickly you can overwhelm yourself. Eating healthier, becoming more active, and scheduling more regular check ups are essential to a healthier you. Just take small steps to these three things in your daily life and you are on your way to healthy living.