Why Is It Important To Keep Fit And Healthy?People say that women are strong, which is undeniably true! There is nothing in this book that you don't already know unless you are someone that routinely thinks negatively, doesn't brush your teeth, doesn't wash your hands, doesn't eat healthy, sleeps very little, doesn't exercise, and won't smile because you never heard that good hygiene, eating healthy, exercising, being friendly and nonjudgmental, giving unconditional love, and being optimistic are healthier options.
Here, therapist Michelle P. Maidenberg, PhD , president and clinical director of Westchester Group Works and author of Free Your Child Healthzink from Overeating: A Handbook for Helping Kids and Teens , breaks down why gratitude is so beneficial for your mind and body.
Being thankful for the little things that are going well in your life is one of the most powerful techniques to feel happier Studies have shown time and time again counting your blessings every day trains your mind to focus on the positive - and being optimistic in turn is strongly related to an overall better health.
If you remain fit as you age, you also reduce your risk of falling, according to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health In other words, a fit person is not only at less risk for many diseases, but is also less likely to be injured accidentally.
If you stay positive, and treat others around you with respect, it will make everyone around you happier and help show them you the importance of it. Plus, the more that you let the little things go, and stay positive, you'll see your stress levels decrease, super important for mental and physical health.
In addition to benefitting your physical health, a healthy lifestyle can also improve your mental wellbeing Exercise and healthy eating are tools that can help you manage stress, in turn improving your mood (and your sleep, which also often affects your mood).
Exercising to lose weight, just like eating healthy to lose weight really only comes down to finding something healthy you enjoy and will continue to do. Just like with eating healthy, you'll want to start small and try new activities that will help you stay active.
If you just make one major change in your diet for optimal health and weight management, switch the emphasis of your food choices to mostly whole plant foods, such as whole grains, beans, lentils, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds in their whole form.