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4 Ways To Take Charge Of Your Health

Being healthier is something that is normally on the radar for most women. That said, there can be a huge gap between being aware and wanting to take charge of your health and actually doing something about it. The fact is, getting and staying healthy requires ongoing commitment and a willingness to change things that don’t serve you.

Though it’s not easy to achieve true core health, you can begin with small steps and changes. With each small victory, you can be sure you’re on the right track. In this article, we will look at a few ways to take charge of your health once and for all to get the results you want.

Treat Yourself Holistically

One thing that helps us to become truly healthy is to focus on the three parts of your being (body, mind, and spirit) as a whole unit. Thankfully, this is easier than it sounds, as most healthful actions benefit our entire being. However, there are some practices that are designed to target all areas. For example, yoga is a kind of exercise for the body, mind, and spirit. You don’t have to go to the best yoga retreats to learn it either. There are plenty of apps, videos, and local classes that can bring you up to speed fairly quickly.

Set Realistic Goals

When it comes to health and fitness, it’s important to set realistic goals. In other words, don’t bite off more than you can chew and end up choking before you even have a chance to get results. Don’t get me wrong, you want to challenge yourself but not make everything so hard that you give up.  

Have a long-term goal that states why and what, but fill in the when and how with the short-term goals and steps. This way, you will always have small victories that motivate you to keep going. Understand that none of us lose good health overnight. It’s fair to say that we are not going to gain it back overnight either.

Understand Just How Important Nutrition Is

Most of us have, at least, heard that we should eat well. However, it is also one of the most misunderstood parts of our lives. It’s so easy to spend so much simply gathering information about food, nutrition, and what is “good” and “bad”. Nutrition is also one of the most disregarded aspects of health. The primary reason being, we have gotten used to getting things fast. And healing with food takes time…a lot of time.

Finding the latest, trendy diet might be fine if all you care about is being thin, but if you actually want to be healthy, make sure you know what you need nutritionally to be your best self. That means consulting with a healthcare professional, doing your own research, eating a rainbow of veg, and avoiding the standard American diet pitfalls.

Fasting

One practice that is known to help you take control of your health is fasting. Do be aware that it is not for everyone though. Consult with your doctor before attempting this practice. Fasting can be beneficial for those with weight issues, digestive problems, and other underlying conditions. Human Growth Hormone repair is also one benefit reported with some types of fasting. 

Taking charge of your health requires a combination of knowledge, perseverance, and commitment to making the appropriate changes. These things are all more than possible, especially if you have a good healthcare and support team behind you. Take steps that work for you and discover what truly works. Be well…

**** This post is strictly informational and is not meant to replace the advice of your healthcare provider. Women’s lifelink, it’s owners, administrators, contributors, affiliates, vendors, authors, and editors do not claim that this information will diagnose, treat, or improve any condition or disease.

About Madeline

Madeline is a mid-west mom of three who spends most of her time refilling ice trays and changing toilet paper...just kidding. She is a high school guidance counselor, all around funny gal, and a writer. Her first book, Be Happy Already!", is in the works.

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