The idea of having fun living healthy sounds a bit absurd, doesn’t this? There’s this idea that if you want to live a long and healthy life you need to wake up every day at 5 am, workout, eat nothing but kale or other leafy greens, kiss chocolate, and goodbye. Sure, yes, these can be components to living healthy but health isn’t entirely a one-size-fits-all.
Health can come in various forms, so you don’t have to wake up before the sunrises, or skip out on eating sugar. Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be boring, and it doesn’t even need to be remotely close to the examples I’ve just given. These are some handy tips for having fun while working towards a healthy lifestyle change.
Understand that there are multiple aspects to health
All aspects of our health can affect each other. Dental health affects the body, just like hearing health can do the same. Make sure to pay close attention to all aspects of your health, this includes mental health as well. For your dental health, be sure to get good dental practice and get regular checkups. The same can be said for every other aspect of health too. Don’t neglect any of them.
Get a buddy to join you
Having a friend join you with exercising is going to make everything feel a lot better. You’ll have someone to talk about it with you, you’ll be able to share goals and tips with each other too. Just having a friend that relates to you and is trying to experience the same thing can be marvelous.
But, it can be a bit tough trying to find someone to join you on these adventures. In cases like these, there is thankfully the opportunity of finding someone online. The Fitbit community is a great place to start as they have dedicated forums for finding fitness friends. There are other websites too such as Facebook Groups, and even Reddit has a special subreddit dedicated to finding accountability buddies.
Try to avoid counting calories or macros
This is something you’ll want to start doing at first, then maybe later on in your journey, you can pick up doing it. Having to constantly count calories will create an obsession that’s hard to break. This will also cause you to feel guilty for eating anything that you enjoy. Don’t live by calculations. If you’re wanting to be healthy, then you need to just first start out by just eating healthy. Counting calories is far from good for your mental health.
Don’t overwork yourself
This goes in your regular day-to-day life. You’ll want to stay healthy and sane and the best way to go about it is to just not try and overflood your plate. You need to have time for yourself, time for you to just sit back and reflect. If you’re just constantly busy crowding yourself with things to do, it will lead to having a negative mentality. Don’t overwork yourself, learn to say no to opportunities that you don’t want to do, and just take time to take care of yourself.