Pursue Health: Re-set Those Resolutions
This year for New Year’s, I decided with many others across the nation to pursue a healthier lifestyle. While I’ve been able to make some significant improvements on eating and my vitamin intake, I’ve been terrible at getting my butt out the door and consistently exercising. I know a lot of people are probably in the same situation as I, and now that warmer weather is coming, I’m renewing my vow to 2013. It’s time for me to get out and exercise. Often when we approach fitness, we feel more feelings of guilt than empowerment. It’s time to stop feeling this way and make healthy living fun again. Banish the guilt. Pursue the things that make you feel alive. Do what you can to find success, and feel good about those successes. They will surely lead to more. Here are a few things I’ve found to be helpful in pursuing health:
Take Your Vitamins
Each day, I take the recommended dose of multivitamins, some calcium supplements, and an OMEGA-3 fatty acid supplement. It may sound strange, but I can tell the difference in my feelings and appearance when I skip the OMEGA-3. I started taking them as recommended by a therapist when I was struggling with Depression and Anxiety. Now that my life has become less anxiety-ridden, I still take it to aid my brain function and help my skin. I buy my vitamins from Seven Seas. Celebrate each time you take your vitamins and appreciate the nourishment they’re giving your body.
It’s convenient to have vitamins delivered straight to your door, and easier to stay consistent with taking them if you order once a month. I find it’s easier to establish this type of rhythm, just like grocery shopping once a week. Pretty soon it becomes an easy habit to work into your life. I’ve also found some of the information on the website to be tremendously helpful — especially when I was first learning about the benefits of supplements. There’s so much conflicting information out there about nutrition and supplements, so it’s nice to have a source I know I can trust with information that is easy to understand.
Get Out in the Sun
I have a good friend who is a consistent marathon runner. I’ve always been envious of her ability to stay in shape — and her healthful appearance. She says that running helps her control fibromyalgia. I’d like to start a running program to help me have more energy, but it’s hard. I asked her what her secret is, and she said that you have to start by just getting your butt out the door at the same time every day. You don’t have to force yourself to do anything extreme. Just develop a pattern of pursuing health, and your motivation to run will come. Each time you walk a mile, breathe deep the fresh air, or drink a big glass of water, pat yourself on the back. You’re moving in the right direction.
Paige One looks forward to writing and being honest about a variety of subjects, from fashion to health.