Common Sense Health
Here’s the big problem today: between technology and unhealthy foods, it’s a lot harder to be healthy than to just lean into what your stomach craves and undermine your overall health. Processed junk food, video games, movies, and the recent lockdown keep people sedentary and unhealthy, making basic health something you’ve got to work for.
If you’re going to be healthy, today that requires a certain level of intentionality. That’s the tough news. The good news is, once you get in the habit of being healthy, it’s very easy to remain there. With that in mind, following we’ll explore a few things you should definitely be doing to protect your health overall.
1. Assuring You Take Care Of Your Mind From The Beginning
If you’re not mentally healthy, it’s very difficult to exercise or eat right. When you’re sad, you don’t want to do anything. When you’re in a toxic mode of thinking, you may be very active, but simultaneously involved in vices that are fundamentally toxic. There’s definitely a balance that must be achieved.
So how do you clean up your mind? Well, you need to start by focusing your mind on that which is conducive to the rest of you. Do you like horror movies? Well, maybe limit your intake a little bit; just like you limit your intake of sweets or alcohol. If you put “dark” things in your mind, this is what you’ll unconsciously “meditate” on.
When you’re always thinking about the “darker” aspects of human existence, that bleeds into your emotional state. Accordingly, you make decisions which aren’t necessarily conducive to your overall well being. At first it might just be a few decisions, but even the song lyric by Gotye pointed out “you can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness”. That’s kind of true.
So put good things in your mind, and you’ll be more healthy overall. Continuously meditate on that which depresses you, or which isn’t beautiful, and there’s a high likelihood it will have a collateral negative effect on your health. It’s better to meditate on that which makes you happy.
2. Supplementing Health With Professional Solutions
Even if you have your mind perfectly conformed to healthy thinking, you may still have accidents. You may still get ill. Some things impact people regardless of their thinking or other health activities. Accordingly, you want some sort of support mechanism in place for when you need help that you can’t give yourself.
One option is a general practitioner, but you want a few other health professionals available when you need them as well. It’s definitely smart to secure the services of professionals in head cold care, treatment, and diagnoses such as those available at Connecticut Sinus Center.
3. Rounding Out Overall Health With Nutrition And Exercise
Once you’ve got your mind right and health professionals for unexpected situations, the next step is keeping yourself healthy by putting the right nutrition into your body. But you need to balance that nutrition in reference to your overall exercise. Both need to be properly aligned.
So if you exercise, eat enough to support that. If you don’t, reduce caloric intake. Securing a solid nutritionist or a vetted dietician can be a very wise move here.
Assuring You’re At Your Most Healthy
Getting your body aligned to your nutrition habits will help you attain and maintain a healthy weight, which itself can be conducive to mental health. Thinking on good things and pulling yourself from a negative emotional place is key to solid mental health, and rounding out both considerations is professional assistance for when unexpected situations come.
Staying healthy requires directed, intentional effort. Focusing on what you can do for yourself physically, mentally, and nutritionally is key. Getting outside help when you need it is as well. Find your balance in all three, and you’re more likely to attain reliable peak health.