We all know the importance of eating well and exercising. We might not always eat well or exercise, maybe some never do, but we certainly can’t plead ignorance, or can we? In law the answer is no, in health, maybe.
This topic takes me back to a conversation I had years ago while enjoying a “5 a 7″ with two amazing friends and my husband. We were discussing eating habits. Health, sports, wellness and inventions are often a topic of choice. I’m still hoping for inspiration to strike, invent something amazing and retire by 40… I digress…
During this so very interesting conversation I was surprised to learn that my husband regularly enjoyed a “healthy” Tim Hortons muffin for breakfast. I was surprised, not so much that a Tim Hortons muffin was his breakfast of choice, but that he thought it was healthy.
He is well educated and generally a healthy eater. How did he not realize his muffin was the equivalent of a piece of cake? Sorry honey, you will never live this one down.
That being said, I understand that with all of the genius marketing we are faced with, it can sometimes be difficult to know what choices are the right ones.
It is our obligation to stay informed and critical. We are responsible for our bodies and our wellbeing. We often pay more attention to what we purchase for our home than what we put into our bodies. Our thought process and energy levels are directly affected by the food we intake and the activities that we do.
Here are a few tips to leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle:
1. Stay informed.
2. Eat well and eat many meals per day, starting with a good hearty breakfast.
3. Drink a lot of water.
4. Exercise and stay fit.
5. Have a hobby.
6. Surround yourself with positivity.
In my next blog, I propose to address these tips and explore why they are crucial but more importantly, how to implement them into our already busy lives.
I have a few practical tips to share with you and would love to hear any of your suggestion.