There is no such thing, as a magic formula, or a, one – step/ size – fits – all, approach, to healthy living. Some focus primarily on exercise, others on improving their diet, and, many discover, the best combination, or plan, for them. Are you, in a weight – range, where you are not, considered, obese, or extremely, underweight? Do you experience, any warning signs, or symptoms, which need to be addressed, before they become more serious, etc? With that in mind, this article will briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, a few things, to consider, in order to evaluate your personal needs, and proceed, towards healthier living.
1. Consider your weight and BMI, or Body Mass Index: Are your weight, and BMI, or Body Mass Index, where they need to be? Are they within, normal limits, and, if not, why do you believe that’s so, and how might you best address this? Be careful, to avoid over – reacting, and resorting to some crash, or fad – diet, but, rather, consider, one of the variety of conventional diets, and choose one, which you believe, you will stick – to! For some, certain diets, which are well – known, are effective, but, only, if you, will stick to them, consistently. These often include a prepared meal plan, but, before opting for these, be certain, you will be willing, and able, to use them. If you don’t eat, or have an allergy, to certain foods, of food groups, choose wisely. Many have found success with low carbohydrate diets, because they focus on changing your eating habits, and focus, on maintaining these habits, for life.
2. Exercise: Before embarking on any diet, or exercise program, discuss these plans, with your trusted, health professional, to be certain, you avoid any restrictions, or over – doing, and doing more harm! The key to this, is, whichever approach, you opt for, you are ready, willing, and able, to persist, and consistently follow your program, on a regular, planned basis.
3. Water: Most of us, do not consume, enough water, for optimum health. Besides necessary, hydration, many studies have indicated, when we consume more water, we are often, less hungry, and, thus, eat less. However, this water consumption, will probably mean, more trips, to the rest room, so be prepared, and willing!
4. A combination: Perhaps, you will be happier, and more successful, using some combination, of the available processes. Choose wisely, understand your needs, goals, and personal attitude, and avoid procrastination.
These ideas are, a few of the possible approaches. Whether you choose, these, or others, determine, what you need, and are willing to do, and proceed, with true commitment!