Health & Wellbeing Tips For Your Family

Everyone seems to have an answer for health and wellbeing. These so-called "answers" available out there on the market only offer you someone to blame, besides yourself, when they don’t work affectively. If staying fit, getting healthy and improving your wellbeing is your goal, then take charge. I’m going to lay out a few simple steps that will build your willpower and have you focus your energy where it matters - you.

Health & Wellbeing Needs To Be Led By Example

The first thing you must do, look in the mirror! There’s only one obstacle preventing you from being healthy. You! If a certain program or diet doesn’t seem to be working out or not giving you the results you want, there’s only one person to blame, you. Especially if you have children that you would like to see grow healthy and strong, you must lead by example.

Also, before you advice family or friends on how to improve their health and wellbeing, you must raise the bar for them to be challenged, and more importantly aware of what to eat, how their daily routine is affecting them, etc. So, don’t bother hiring a $120 an hour personal trainer, or subscribing to that expensive and rigorous diet meal plan if you don’t intend to take control of your life - these programs will not get the results on their own.

Health & Wellbeing Awareness Of Daily Nutrition

I’m not one to be here telling you what to eat or what not to eat. I personally have never been on a diet before, nor do I intend to start one. At 36 years old, and at 195 pounds I’m very comfortable with my body weight and don’t feel like I need to diet. But I do watch what I eat. NO, that does not mean I look at the beautiful food photography (food porn), and select what to eat. Never base your decision on a photo!

Ask yourself how to you feel right now? Do you tired, or are you with low energy? Then look for a meal that will help with this. Do you have a sweet tooth? If you’re in between meals and feel rundown, eat a banana. Yes, it has lots of fructose, but it will boost your dopamine levels in your brain and prevent you from grabbing that chocolate bar that will have greater consequences to your health.

So watch your portion sizes, avoid processed foods, try to limit refined carbohydrates, and don’t eat saturated fats. What the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) acknowledges as causing recent high obesity rates in adults and children.

Health & Wellbeing End Everyday With A Good Night’s Rest

When was the last time you woke up saying to yourself, I feel rested! People often think that you need to have 8 to 10 hours per day to feel rested. I’m here to say no! You need to find the amount of sleep right for you. You need to be aware of your energy level, maybe instead of having that mid-afternoon latté, you need to take a 10 to 15 minute power nap.

Find what works for you! Go to sleep at the same time every evening. Try to judge how you feel after a certain amount of hours, and determine if 6 to 7 hour sleep is a better fit for you. I’m a 6 to 7 hours a night person, but I also try to rest with a power nap before dinner when I feel like I need to. You need to determine what works for you, but whatever works, try to keep to it. Get into a pattern of sleep that will ultimately work for you.

Health & Wellbeing's Daily Walk

Do you need to join a gym? No. Do you need a personal trainer? No, unless you think you need someone to motivate you when you don’t feel motivated. But if simply health and wellbeing is what you are trying to improve, try walking. Every day, try to take a walk for a few miles. You don’t have to push yourself that hard at first, but you’ll notice that you’ll be able to walk further and further by the day. By walking and drinking water on a regular basis, you’ll find your metabolism will start to speed up. You’ll notice that you’ll keep weight off by simply putting your body into a rhythm.

If you’re going to take anything away from this blog, it would be that you need to put your body into a daily routine. What you eat, how much you rest, and how active you are, simply try to do it on a daily basis. Get into a rhythm and you’ll see the results, sometimes within months. But, it’s on you, and only you to affect your health and wellbeing.

Published: August 1, 2016

By: Phillip Gilliam