Living a healthy lifestyle is just that. It’s a lifestyle. It is not just something you do for two months and then stop, yet expecting to see lasting changes.
I will give you an example. When people I come across talk about ‘going on a diet to lose weight’, I tend to cringe a little. Diets, in this context, are a limited time restriction of certain foods to lose weight. For the average person, ‘diets’ typically show the results that are desired. But unfortunately, when someone goes off a diet, he/she will most likely gain all the weight back (and maybe even more) than when they started.
Any type of lifestyle change takes both time, and the willingness to change current habits and routines, or to make new habits a part of your everyday life. It’s an ongoing work in progress that needs to be attainable and sustainable. Unless you are an athlete preparing for a major competition, and need a certain temporary diet to get to your goal, than what you should really be doing is creating a new way of how you approach your desired goal (in this specific case, nutrition) that you can sustain long term, and do so in a well-balanced way.
Here are some areas to consider when you are looking to change, enhance or maintain a good healthy living lifestyle:
- Physical Activity
- Mindful Relaxation