Before I get to the “nitty gritty” of why we sabotage and sacrifice our good health, I want to get to the bottom of what Good Health actually means. You know you want it, but why do you shy away from it?
Whilst the secret to good health is really simple, we as humans like to complicate everything and then use these complications as excuses! And to make matters worse, what I believe good health means can be something different to what you believe.
So what is “good” health?
Research states that to have good health you must be in a complete state of physical and mental well-being, without any signs of disease or mental weakness.
Put very simply, it’s feeling great physically and mentally each day. Waking each day with energy and feeling happy is a great place to start.
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We’ve really forgotten the basics. Fresh food, vegetables, fruit, many of which can be pre-prepared. It has become so easy to pick up quick, processed foods but we’re paying a big price. Not only from our wallets but to the detriment of our health.
Over the years of running a Health and Beauty business, I’ve listened to so many stressed women, and whilst we all dream of feeling more energetic and vitalised and knowing we need to be healthier, it just seems all too hard. This state of mind easily puts us into a “why bother” state, then leads us to unhealthy snacking and a sedentary lifestyle.
We are conditioned to so easily succumb to guilt, when really the only guilt we should be feeling is when our health no longer allows us to care for those we love.
For optimum health, treat your well being like a job. Show up everyday, complete all tasks and receive your pay which in this case is a long and healthy life.
Many of us can’t just leave work when our child is sick, we make other arrangements, so if you need to go for a walk and your child is sick, as long as they can be cared for by someone while you’re out, go for your walk.
If that’s too hard, there are so many DVDs and online tools that will guide you through exercise routines without even having to leave the house. Either way, you can do it and you will be amazed at the domino effect it has on the whole family and how supportive they will become.
You’ll feel better, your immune system will be stronger and you can help your child through their illness in a better frame of mind.
I decided to join a gym 2 years ago and soon, with all my excitement about how good I felt and how great the trainers were, my husband joined and so did my daughter. There’s always plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables for snacks and salads prior to training, no cooking at all required, and often simple meals can be prepared to be eaten later on.
You see, one of the biggest problems facing busy women wanting to have more energy, good health and avoid burnout, is that there are too much information overload so you feel burnt out before you even start!
You want to know my secret? KEEP IT SIMPLE. Take simple steps everyday to work towards how you want to be.
Find your reason and visualise it and put a picture somewhere close. Make sure the picture is of a must have, not a nice to have. Something that will have you reaching for a piece of fruit rather than chocolate.
I will be covering more topics about why women neglect their health and what we can do about it.
So to find out more about how you can change the way you’re thinking, get motivated to energise yourself and stop playing “hard to get” with your health, subscribe to my blog.
Here’s to having you look, feel and live your best everyday
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