We all know that a healthy lifestyle equals a healthy mind however getting there can require a lot of motivation. This is why we thought we would give you a helping hand and compile a list of reasons for you to get you motivated and on your way to healthy mind. We might have also sneaked a few top tips in there too!
Make the most of your day
Have you ever noticed that after you’ve eaten a tasty, healthy meal you actually feel like you can get up and get going instead of feeling sluggish and ready to have an afternoon nap? Imagine feeling like that everyday. Ensuring you have a nutritious and balanced diet means you are able to make the most of your day as you will find yourself feeling more active and willing to do the tasks you need to get done. This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favourite foods, just not over-indulging!
Improve your mood
As mentioned at the start of the post a healthy lifestyle means a healthy mind. When you exercise your body releases endorphins which make you feel happier and reduces stress and why wouldn’t you want your days to be that little bit less stressful. You could also go along with a friend to make it more social and encourage each other.
Keep illness at bay
If you look after your body, then your body will look after you. A healthy diet and regular exercise will improve your health and should lower your risk of illnesses such as heart disease and high blood pressure which is always a benefit.
Be prepared – One of the easiest ways to slip up is not being prepared. Try to plan your meals for the week and make as many of them in advance as possible so you are able to just grab and go.
- Set goals – Your goal could be that for one day you don’t eat you favourite junk food or you might want to complete a run. Whatever goals are suited to you, set them and track them that way when you reach your goal you will feel a great sense of accomplishment and it will make it easier to focus your mind on completing your goal.
- Don’t go it alone – Some find it more motivational to rope in a friend or family member on the journey to healthier lifestyle as you can motivate each other and make sure you both stick to it. You also have the benefit of getting the celebrate the highs of reaching your targets together.
- Sleep well – We have all heard it many times but making sure you get enough rest at night ensures you will feel better mentally to tackle your day. It will also avoid you grabbing a sugary snack to give you energy, which will not be long lasting.