By Theresa Harding
What is the healthy lifestyle change? Why is it necessary? That question can be answered by you! Its important to understand that when it comes to our health and well-being, that can only be achieved by being informed and educated on what keeps us healthy and pain-free. Research tells us that we are living longer than our ancestors did. However, our ancestors lived a different lifestyle than we do today. The food supply is not the same, and our environment is not the same. The food supply has more additives and chemicals added to allow for a longer shelf life on the grocery shelves, and the air we breathe is more polluted with toxins. Even cancer is on the rise for many who might have been effected by the toxic overload in their body. It was estimated that in 2016 1,685,210 new cases of cancer would be diagnosed. This can be one answer to why it’s necessary to choose a healthy lifestyle. We need to live a toxic-free lifestyle. Yes, we all will get sick from something, but we can do our best to stay healthy and live longer, pain-free lives.
I’ve asked many people what their biggest challenge is when it comes to changing their lifestyle to a healthy living lifestyle, and most of them say, just simply getting started. They know they should make better food choices to eat right, but they don’t know how to take the steps to adopt consistent eating habits.
My first response is, “You’ve got to change your mindset” about why it’s necessary in the first place. The benefits gained from it far outweighs the bad. Then my next response is, “lifestyle change”. You must be willing to change your lifestyle, then focus only on results. That’s the motivator when they start seeing results; weight loss, clearer skin, less sugar cravings, etc. they will realize why it’s so important.
Here are some ways to get started on your journey to an Eco Healthy lifestyle. Just remember, be patient, be determined, look for results, and be consistent. If you get off track, just get back on and push forward-we’re all human!
First– Look around your home and pantry to see if there is room for improvement, write them down.
Second– If so, know your “why”, that change is necessary.
Third– Change your mindset to know that results are desired and that you are ready to change.
Fourth-Start taking baby steps in each area of your home and diet to make a change day-by-day.
Fifth– Read more articles found in this blog, and research other areas you need to change.
By taking these steps, you are well on your way to a better and healthier lifestyle change!
How did you start your healthy living journey?
Healthy Living isn't difficult. It requires an ongoing lifestyle change with patience and an open mind. I teach this mindset all the time. After 11 years of transitioning from an unhealthy lifestyle to a pain-free one, I think it's important to share my knowledge and research with those who are ready to make that shift in their health and wellness.