Well Are You?
Health is more than simply being alive. Your health is directly related to your quality of life.
Regardless of your age, you would be healthy if it were easy bending down to tie your shoes, for instance, or standing up from most any chair or sofa without assistance of some sort.
You could consider yourself healthy if breathing were easy, walking a couple of miles was not an effort, and most importantly, your stomach doesn't bulge and your sides don't hang over your belt. You could consider yourself healthy if you are in at least the "good" range of the Body Fat Chart.
If you don't know your body fat percentage, then you really need to read further.
Health is a matter of eating a balanced diet, doing some sort of at least moderate exercise, and making sure the foods you eat are good for you. Of course, that's sort of redundant with "a balanced diet". But a lot of people think if they eat the correct number of foods from all the right food groups daily that the quality of those choices doesn't have to be great. Most people also believe they are eating the right amount of food daily. You're probably wrong about that!
Sick or Well Most of the Year?
That would certainly indicate if you were healthy or not. Do you get sick more than 3 or 4 times a year? Do you feel "under the weather" often? Or are you the person others say they never see sick? Or you're like the "energizer bunny" who keeps going, and going, and going...
If you're sick often, then you are not really healthy. For the general population, if there is no medical reason you are unhealthy other than for lack of desire, then simply changing your diet and getting just a little exercise can:
- boost your immune system
- increase your blood flow
- prevent high cholesterol
- lower your cholesterol
- prevent and reduce the risk of heart problems
- help prevent or deter Alzheimer's
- more positive moods
For only a little work, all of the above is a pretty nice list of positive results. Wouldn't you agree? And that list is only a short list of what positive changes you may achieve with a change in your diet and daily routine.
How Much Work to Better Health?
It's not difficult to perform many valuable exercises, and it's not difficult to eat the right foods.
What is difficult is making the habit changes so that your lifestyle to better health becomes your new routine.
QUOTE: "It takes 21 days to make or break a habit."
That's right! Take only 21 days - 3 weeks - of concentrated effort and make the necessary changes to feel better for the rest of your life.
You can do 3 weeks...anybody can do 3 weeks. There are 52 weeks in a year. 3 weeks is nothing! In that 3 weeks you need to do the following:
- buy healthy food
- calculate the number of Calories you burn daily
- monitor the number of Calories you consume daily
- start walking for 20 minutes 3 times weekly and build up to 40 minutes
If you want to do more that's great! But don't push yourself initially. The easiest way to fail is to make too many new changes that are difficult.
If you would like to have Garrison Body assess your health and prepare a plan for you, use our "Diet Plans" page to get started today.
Where Do You Start?
We thought you'd never ask.