Dr. Lori Shemek is back again to share her tips for why A Healthy Life is a Better Life. Dr. Lori is the best-selling author of books such as The Ketogenic Key, Fire Up Your Fat Burn and Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting. Dr. Lori is a certified nutritional consultant and weight loss expert who spreads awareness of the negative effects of inflammation.
There are many reasons why people should make healthy changes in their lives. Here are a few examples:
1. Improved physical health Making healthy lifestyle choices can help improve your physical health and reduce your risk of developing chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.
2. Improved mental health A healthy lifestyle can also improve your mental health and overall well-being. Engaging in physical activity, eating a healthy diet, and getting enough sleep are all important for maintaining good mental health.
3. Increased lifespan Making healthy choices can help you live a longer, more enjoyable life.
4. Better quality of life By taking care of your physical and mental health, you can feel your best and enjoy a higher quality of life.
5. Positive role model for others Making healthy changes can also serve as a positive example for others, especially children, to follow.
6. Improved productivity When you are healthy, you are likely to have more energy and be more productive in your daily life.
Overall, making healthy changes can have numerous positive impacts on your life and the lives of those around you. However, there are many reasons why it can be challenging for people to make healthy choices.
Some of the most common factors include:
1. Lack of time Many people lead busy lives and may not feel like they have the time to prepare healthy meals or fit in physical activity.
2. Lack of access In some areas, it can be difficult to find healthy food options, especially in neighborhoods that are referred to as “food deserts.”
3. Financial constraints Healthy food can sometimes be more expensive than unhealthy options, which can make it difficult for some people to afford.
4. Social influences The people around us can have a big impact on our behaviors. If our friends or family members are not supportive of healthy habits, it can be hard to stick to them.
5. Emotional factors Stress, anxiety, and depression can all make it more difficult to prioritize healthy behaviors.
6. Lack of knowledge Some people may not have the knowledge or skills needed to make healthy choices, such as how to read nutrition labels or how to cook healthy meals.
7. Habits and cravings It can be hard to break old habits and cravings for unhealthy foods, especially if we have been eating them for a long time.
Here are a few tips to help you start the new year off on a healthy note:
1. Stay hydrated with Tyent alkaline water! The holiday season with all its sugar, refined flours and other ultra-processed foods can leave a body more acidic than normal. This can leave us vulnerable to inflammation and other health issues.
2. Set specific, achievable goals for yourself. Rather than resolving to “eat healthier,” try setting a goal to eat a certain number of servings of fruits and vegetables every day, or to cook at home a certain number of times per week.
3. Make a plan for how you will achieve your goals. This might include meal planning, shopping for healthy ingredients, or scheduling time for physical activity.
4. Find ways to make healthy habits more convenient. For example, you might pre-cut and package fruits and vegetables so they are ready to grab when you are on the go, or invest in a water bottle that you can refill throughout the day.
5. Get support from friends and family. Share your goals with loved ones and ask for their support. You might even consider finding an accountability partner to help you stay on track.
6. Don’t get discouraged if you slip up. Nobody is perfect, and it’s normal to have setbacks. The important thing is to get back on track as soon as possible and not let one slip-up turn into a habit.
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