The importance of leading a Healthy lifestyle

The importance of leading a Healthy lifestyle isn’t just about weight loss and physique.  Investing in your Health, following a healthy diet and taking regular exercise helps lower the risk of developing many of chronic diseases associated with being unhealthy.

If you eat too much, drink too much, smoke and are physically inactive, do you honestly expect to be healthy? Would you be surprised if you became ill? If you’re not taking responsibility for your own health who is? You can’t blame the Government, your Employer or the Food and Drink industry, YOU are in control of your health.

The Health risks associated with an unhealthy and inactive lifestyle should be common knowledge, so why would you choose to ignore this information until the inevitable happens? Being at risk of Premature Death, Heart Disease, Stroke, Cancers, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Type 2 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Tooth decay, along with being overweight, Tiredness, decreased Memory – it’s an endless list…..  Yes many health problems are down to Genetics and circumstances that are out of your control, but there are factors that you are able to control – your attitude, behaviour and how much you value the importance of good health can make a big difference to your future health.

Prevention is better than cure

Why chance being in a Health risk category before you take action when you could be doing something to safeguard your future health NOW?.   It just takes willpower – something that won’t help you if you’re unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with a chronic disease. Even taking out Health insurance doesn’t ensure you’re going to be fit and healthy for the rest of your life – it just covers you should you become ill.  But why wait until you are advised by medical professionals that you need to change your ways? Isn’t prevention better than cure?  There’s a lot of focus on treating symptoms and looking for cures instead of focusing on preventing ill health and it’s shocking that many people only make health changes when they’re at risk of chronic disease a or worse still when they actually develop an illness.  Unfortunately, many don’t realise the importance of good Health until its gone.

Take action now!

It doesn’t mean depriving yourself of treats or running daily marathons, however there has to be a balance.  You really do have the power to take control and responsibility for your Future health BEFORE it’s too late

  • Follow a Healthy diet
  • Drink more water
  • Exercise
  • Get enough Sleep

Following a Healthy lifestyle not only means you’ll BE healthier, but also, you’ll FEEL healthier too – and feeling healthy is a GREAT feeling!