Life Goals: Loving and Taking Care of Yourself
Many of us are working so hard for our families, we are career oriented, wanting to achieve our biggest dreams and to be able to influence others with our intelligence, talents, and skills. We are so busy with many things and almost of our hours are spent for work, neglecting our health for not having time to see a doctor, rest, relax, or even eat. With everyday routine, a common family set up include a father waking up early to be ready for work to provide for the family and stay up late at night to finish paperwork, while a mother takes care of their children, prepare meals, does the laundry and house cleaning. In fact, even single young adults don’t have time to exercise, because they are too busy building their career or socializing, and they prefer eating in a restaurant, fast food or in their apartment with easy-to-prepare but not nutritious meals.
Research show that high obesity rates are brought about by poor diet, consumption of pizza, chips, chocolates, soda, burger, ice cream, and other junk food and processed food, and they are usually falsely advertised, but don’t really give any health benefits. We don’t realize the importance of our bodies, but we have to be enlightened and be serious about loving and taking care our bodies, because it is our only vessel to enjoy life to the fullest, with our families and friends. You can start by selecting fresh fruits, vegetables and whole food, instead of refined and processed food. Fresh bananas are easy to grab, stirring a glass of milk and eating a homemade food are easy with time management. It is better to consume beans and grains that refined sugars, whole wheat bread than white bread, oatmeals and cereals, honey, brown or muscovado sugar than white sugar, and brown rice than white rice.
It is really hard setting a time for exercise, but you need to do it to burn calories and increase your body endurance and strength, so setting an alarm to your smartphone every day for your thirty minutes per day exercise will really help. Once you’re used to it, it becomes your hobby and then a daily routine, or as a normal part of your everyday activities, and you will surely notice a big improvement not only physically but also psychologically. Our bodies are made to move, and prolonged sitting means like shutting it down, so it is better to use the staircase instead of the elevator, walking instead of driving nearby grocery store, and take some time running, swimming or playing your favorite sport on your day off.
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