Common Mistakes People Make When Trying To Live A Healthy Life
With the rapid rise of toned Instagram stars and social media influencers being all the rage, fitness and health is also a hot new trend that is both exciting and highly progressive. While we all want to look as physically attractive as our favorite celebrities, how do they stay healthy, look young, and remain on top of their game for so long? Is it just their sometimes difficult diets, their complex workout regime, or only their plain and simple hard work? The services of a competent health coach can help develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and overall happiness.
However, with access to the internet becoming more widespread, it might be tempting to simply go online and figure out the secret to a healthy life from the comfort of your couch. The risk in this approach is there are many myths and misconceptions out there about health and the wellness industry that are misleading. Most of these are usually just biased some, however, are downright dangerous. Unsolicited, online advice on complex topics like extreme dieting and weight training can not just cause painful injuries but also affect your health and the quality of the rest of your life.
To help you avoid some basic errors that could prove to be costly, Mind, Body & Soul has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when trying to live a healthy life.
When it comes to our health and quality of life, it is never wise to procrastinate. An extra year of smoking will hurt you longer than you think. Similarly, not prioritizing an active, informed and balanced lifestyle can cause unnecessary mental and physical strains, and make your goals of health, wealth, and peace of mind less attainable, resulting in a lesser quality of life and leading to frustration in general.
2. Not following a holistic approach to health
With our fast-paced lifestyles, career aspirations, and family obligations being ever so chaotic. Going to the gym a couple of times a week and eating a salad once in a while isn’t going to cut it. A holistic approach to health concentrates on bringing all areas of our admittedly complicated lives into balance and looking at the big picture in terms of our nutritional health, lifestyle, and emotional well being. When it comes to our physical and mental health, an entirely holistic focus is never a waste and should be considered without fail.
3. Bad eating habits
Do you remember how you felt when your mother, grandmother, or a good cook in your family made you their specialty dish for dinner? You had great digestion, nutrient retention, and even felt invigorated after a great night’s sleep, that’s because the cook’s got the power. When we cook for our loved ones or even prepare our own food with care, we inject positive energy, I call it vitamin L (love), into our food, which will then nourish our body and in turn, our soul.
4. Not taking a leap of faith
As the good book says, “faith can move mountains”, and while we all are sometimes subject to a moment of doubt when it comes to breaking unhealthy habits or finding the important things in life. A moment of faith and the initiative of taking a new approach to your health can overcome that fear, making your life more awesome, leading to deep-seated happiness, health, and wellbeing, not just for you but for the people around you as well.
5. Looking for a quick fix
We all work long hours and while your time is most certainly valuable, the health of you and your loved ones is equally if not more essential to a balanced, prosperous life. An all-round healthy lifestyle will yield substantial results that will visibly improve your overall quality of life and far outweigh any initial discomfort you may feel. The bottom line is there are no shortcuts to long-lasting health, strong immunity, and your best self.
To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to me at Mind, Body & Soul. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life. I offer online holistic health coaching as well as in-person ayurvedic therapy services across Canada, including Kaleden, Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Richmond, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, West Kelowna, Victoria, Cranbrook, Nelson, Kamloops, Merritt, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec and across the globe.