Benefits of Living a Healthy Lifestyle

woman with apple on headI’m reminded of this topic just about every single day because I see so many people suffering health-wise and it just breaks my heart. Would people change if they knew the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle?

The answer to that question is up in the air. At one time I would say folks loved hearing about health information and just need some motivation to get moving in the right direction.

Today, it’s not so much like that. Many times, when you talk about a healthy lifestyle, people scoff at you and roll their eyes. Speaking to family and close friends might be the worst. I gave up long ago in those circles.

Maybe patience is the key, though, because it looks like my brother’s outlook on this subject has changed after all these years. He’s finally reached a point where he can’t stand his unhealthy ways anymore and all it took was a documentary.

It’s called “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead,” and he could actually relate to one of the people in the movie. That, combined with seeing all the benefits, turned things around fast for him.

Benefits of What?

So what are we actually talking about here? Before we talk about all the good that can happen, what do we need to do to achieve that?

After all these years, I have learned important lessons about balance. You can go cold turkey on eating and drinking bad things, but it might not be the best route.

I suggest you start slow by:

  • Eating way more veggies and fruits
  • Eating way more nuts, seeds and avocados
  • Drastically reducing potato chips and most processed snack junk
  • You must exercise
  • You’ve got to get more sleep

Mind you, this is just for starters. Part of this lifestyle is eating healthy, drinking lots of clean water, exercising and getting a good night’s sleep as often as possible.

Here Are The Benefits

I know you’ve probably heard all this before. Some will roll their eyes like I talked about earlier and some will ignore it.

Trust me, as you get older and start to experience health issues you’ll dream about enjoying these types of benefits.

  • You will feel better
  • Major decrease in high blood pressure
  • Decrease in potential for major health problems, such as stroke
  • Prevention and treatment of diabetes
  • Lose weight

These are just five benefits! Raise your hand if you are okay with having those? I am!

Health is more valuable than money, but isn’t it weird that the more unhealthy you are the more money you spend on medical care?

I can’t believe how much money my brother pays for blood pressure medicine. I think using that money instead for healthy foods is a much better choice.

How about you? What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below.

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Comments

  1. I’m currently reading a book that takes a more spiritual and vibrational approach to health and wellness. It is not focused on action but the thoughts we think…which tend to direct our action. The other thing I could add from not only psychology perspective but spiritual as well would be that one shares their own journey…the end. We have ZERO say, and it truly isn’t even our business what others do. I would let that go. Sometimes our own walk can be inspiring, but it humans tend to close off when preached to or nagged and there is a lot of conflicting and annoying information out there. Keep walking your walk and just sharing what you do that makes you feel healthy and whole. Everyone has their own pace/time/choices that are theirs entirely to make.

  2. There was a time when I THOUGHT about healthy living but didn’t really do anything about it. I glad that time is behind me. Now I not only think about it I do it. You have to choose to do what you know is right to live healthy.

  3. Couldn’t agree with you more Linda! There are usually two points to the equation and you nailed it.

    We purpose to do things and then we actually do those things.

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