Taking Control of your Personal Health Needs

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When you are too busy at work or taking care of your family and kids, it is sometimes tempting to let your health slide and put aside the importance of taking care of your own health. It’s important to keep in mind that your health does not wait for you to have time and does not care if you are too busy with your career or in being a homemaker.

Taking care of you requires time and effort. If you find yourself losing interest in eating a healthy diet or hitting the gym, you need to take a break and think about how living a healthy lifestyle can bring positive changes to you and your family’s wellbeing.

Take a look at these simple tips to help you feel better and become healthier.

Start Small

Focusing on your health does not mean that you have to take all-or-nothing measures to achieve your desired weight or optimum health. Most of the time, when you are too hell-bent in achieving a goal, your interest will most likely wane once you do not see immediate results to your efforts.

When deciding to take control of your personal health, you need to keep in mind that the doable, simple actions are most likely to give you the results you desire in the long term. You have to be realistic with your health goals and focused on doing small yet positive steps toward your personal health goals.

Choose to Eat Healthy

Poor nutrition can lead to obesity and other drivers of unwanted diseases. Healthy eating does not mean eating nothing but tasteless foods. In fact, healthy food like fruit and vegetables are some of the most varied and flavorful ingredients you can buy. Not only that but fruit and vegetables are super rich in much-needed vitamins and minerals that help keep your body healthy. Lean meat and whole grains should also be an integral part of your daily diet along with good fats like nut butters, coconut oil and avocado. Keep in mind that what you eat has a huge impact on your body and overall health.

Have Medical Supplies at Home

Another key to staying healthy is by making sure that you have a comprehensive range of medical supplies for any incident within easy reach. First aid kits, medicines, multivitamins and other provisions that you might need during a health emergency should be readily available in your home. This is about preparing yourself and your family for the inevitable. Having these medical supplies ready mean that you are not caught out when an accident occurs.

Get Up and Move

A lack of exercise can be debilitating to your health, which is why even the simplest of chores can feel tiring. By incorporating more physical activities into your daily routine such as walking rather than driving, you’ll see an almost instant improvement in the way you feel and your energy levels. To avoid feeling overwhelmed by the thought of engaging yourself in physical exercise, try simple activities such as stretching, walking or even gardening.

Whatever your current situation, there are simple changes you can make today to work towards a healthier future for you and your family.

 

Debbie Fletcher is an enthusiastic, experienced writer who has written for a range of difference magazines and news publications. Follow her here: @Debbie_Fletch18

Anne

I’m a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I’m on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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Comments

  1. I always find myself, during the day, needing to get up and walk away from my computer. Just walking around the house for a little bit makes me feel a TON better! Great post.

  2. I need to schedule time every day for exercise.

  3. You reminded me that I’ve been really lax with the first aid supplies since the kids went off to school. That’s probably a bad idea.

  4. This is such a great post.

  5. I need to rid myself of the all-or-nothing mentality when it comes to losing weight.

  6. I really need to start taking more responsibility when it comes to my weight.

  7. I honestly was never proactive when it came to health and safety until I became a parent. Now, I am a walking disaster preparedness office!

  8. I keep saying I’m going to drink more water, but it never seems to happen

  9. Yes we often do put us aside to make sure we take care of everything else.

  10. Baby steps are a must when you’re trying to change a habit!

  11. I need to make more time to workout.

  12. for me, I need to have a constant motivation to keep the habit going!

  13. I am trying to get more motivated and doing things during the day instead of just being at my computer desk.

  14. Health is something I’ve been thinking about a lot since I hit 30. Eating better, moving more, and trying to get into better shape! One step at a time 🙂

  15. I’ve been thinking about ways to stay healthy for my little girls. Thanks for the reminder!

  16. Thanks for the reminders. I do need to take time to keep myself healthy.

  17. Great reminders. It’s getting more difficult to me motivated to head outside and get some exercise with the current weather. O.o

  18. First aid supplies are so important! I keep kits in each of my cars because you just never know.

  19. I have been working on being more active. It is an ongoing struggle to fit in some exercise but I am trying.

  20. I have become so guilty of this the past few months! With all of my work, it’s easy to let my personal health slide but I am working on eating better and getting enough water each day.

  21. Check, check, check! We do these, yay!

  22. I’m proud to say my family and I already do most of these! We could certainly use a fresh stockpile of first aid supplies though.

  23. This is a great post, I can get a bit relaxed with my personal health needs.

  24. I really need to be more proactive with my health. And I definitely need to move more and drink more water.

  25. Good reminders – we’re always on top of making appointments and sticking to schedules for our daughter’s health, but we often put ours aside if we’re busy or postpone them, which I know we shouldn’t 🙁