Author: Courtney Conner MS, RD, LD
Posted: January 13,2022
Good health doesn’t just happen - it takes a lot of work, especially if you want to do it naturally and holistically. If you’re looking to achieve good health in mind and body, here are eight positive approach that will help you make that happen. Note that this list is not exhaustive - there are hundreds of other thoughts out there! Just look around on the internet and find one that resonates with you.Good Health Is More Than What You Are
Sometimes we get so focused on what’s happening in our lives that we forget to pay attention to ourselves. Just because something isn’t immediately threatening our survival doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be taken seriously.
Good health is important and can make all of your goals easier to achieve. Here are some positive tips that can help you have better health overall:
- Be kinder to yourself.
- Eat mindfully.
- Take care of your body through exercise and good nutrition.
- Allow yourself downtime.
- Maintain strong relationships.
- Move forward from disappointments and failures.
There are many ways to become healthy, but what’s important is that you stay healthy by adopting positive habits. Eating well and exercising regularly will help keep your body in shape and make you feel good. By taking care of your health, you can prevent illnesses like heart disease and cancer. Additionally, eating healthy can save you money since you won’t be purchasing prescription medications for every little illness or concern. Exercise also helps relieve stress, another major cause of poor health; so even if it doesn’t solve all your problems—and it likely won’t—exercise is still worth doing because it makes life more enjoyable. If you want to live longer and enjoy better overall health, consider these 8 positive suggestions.Positive Thoughts Also Matter
Your positive thoughts are extremely important when it comes to your health. If you're thinking positively, you'll have an easier time with physical tasks, and will be more motivated overall. Negativity has been linked to things like depression and other issues that can negatively impact your life. Always try to stay positive, even if things aren't going exactly as planned. Instead of getting frustrated, think about how you can improve on certain situations or projects moving forward.
Focus on all of your successes so far instead of dwelling on any negatives in your life, remember that no one is perfect (not even YOU) so there's always room for improvement. There may be days where everything seems like it's falling apart, but remember not to give up—even through tough times!Get Plenty Of Sleep
The amount of sleep you get is one of many factors that affect your overall health. Research suggests that people who sleep less than 6 hours each night are more likely to suffer from obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other issues than those who get 8 hours or more each night. To protect your mind and body, try to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep every night. I suggest wearing a Fitbit wristband because it will help measure how much (or little) you sleep every day.There Is Power In Numbers
One of my favorite questions to ask people is, If you had to pick one change that would make a big difference in your life, what would it be? This question is fun because it gives me an idea of someone’s values (not everyone wants more money) and goals. The reason I like asking it though is because once someone starts thinking about their answers, they realize just how many changes they want to make in their life. It can get overwhelming sometimes, which makes you wonder...is there power in numbers? What if I could change 1 thing every day? How much better would my life be then? If each positive change brings me closer and closer to my goal than why wouldn’t I do all of them at once!Focus On What Makes You Happy
A healthy body can lead to a happy mind. Make sure you are eating healthy, exercising and treating your body with respect. A healthier body also provides us with more energy to get through each day without feeling stressed or worn out. Look forward to your workouts and make them fun by listening to music or watching television. Find what makes you happy, whether it’s running or biking and be thankful for your health each day when you get up. You will not only feel better about yourself, but you will start seeing positive changes in other areas of your life as well. Let go of negative thoughts and focus on being positive!Practice Self-Care
Everyone's heard it before: you need to practice self-care. But we don't always do it because it can feel like an overwhelming and potentially fruitless endeavor. As a reminder, however, here are 8 positive affirmations to help you take care of yourself so that you can take care of others. You're worth it! 1) I practice self-care today. 2) I love and accept myself. 3) I am strong and powerful...or gentle and kind...or resilient...or passionate... or anything else that feels right to me in any given moment! 4) My feelings matter, but so does my work – and taking care of myself is an important part of doing great work.Have A Sense Of Humor
Build a positive sense of humor has been linked to better mental and physical health. When we laugh, we may be able to reduce our levels of anxiety and despair, as well as strengthen our bonds with our loved ones. A cheerful attitude and little fun may go a long way toward improving your general well-being, but there are no certainties when it comes to happiness. Self-Care: It All Starts With You: Take responsibility for your health and be aware of what you're putting into it.