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These Three Healthy Goals Will Change Your Life

Choosing to change your life by creating and working to reach your health goals is important to live a happier and healthier life. But sometimes, the idea of working on building a healthier life can feel overwhelming, and like it’s just too much and too impossible to do. The good news is that you don’t really have to do everything to change your life. Instead, just developing three healthy goals will change everything for you and rub off in all areas of your life.

The three goals that will change your life are your fitness level, mental health, and diet. So, if you want to make a big change, focusing on these three things will make all the difference.

Getting Physically Fit

To truly be physically fit, you need to develop your cardiovascular endurance and muscle strength and maintain a healthy body composition of the right amount of fat, muscle, bone mass, and flexibility for your particular body type.

Being physically fit will help you get through life with a reduced risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and a whole host of other mostly preventable health issues. Plus, if you only have the minimum fitness level, you will avoid further problems caused by poor health, including mental and physical issues.

The best way to check your physical fitness level is to talk to your doctor and ask for an assessment of your physical fitness. But, again, you’re not shooting for being a professional athlete but just enough fitness to be considered healthy. Remember, athletes sometimes overdo it and, due to that, suffer problems associated with overexercising, so this is not about that. It’s about doing just enough to be healthy.

Minding Your Mental Well-being

Mental well-being is far more important than most people realize. If you are suffering from trauma, your health and happiness will be affected negatively, even if you don't remember it. Take time to become more mindful about your thoughts, feelings, and actions based on them. The more you explore what makes you who you are, who you want to be, and how to be that person, the healthier you’ll become mentally.

Don’t mistake the idea that someone who is mentally healthy is always being happy and healthy. This is not true. Being mentally healthy means that you are resilient and know how to overcome obstacles as they come. It also means that you act with thought instead of just allowing the first thing that comes to your mind to be your reaction.

Every person can benefit from working on their mental health by taking time every day to be mindful and focusing on gratitude while also improving any issues they may have by not avoiding getting mental health care if needed. For example, if you have a broken foot, you will not expect to run a marathon. If you have undiscovered past trauma, your brain may need professional assistance to get back to normal.

Eating Right

There are so many different thoughts about diet that discussing eating right can be sketchy and violate. Everyone has their opinion. However, the truth is, scientifically, all humans need to be healthy are a wide variety of plants in their most natural and unprocessed state in the right number of calories to ensure optimal nutrition. Your body knows how to get the nutrients from your food, but so much of the human diet is not really food. It’s just processed junk.

Depending on your thoughts and feelings about your diet, just go by the numbers. If your blood serum levels don’t show a deficiency, all the other tests are normal or optimal, and you are healthy and have good fitness, you’re likely doing well with your diet.

If something is missing, you need to figure out how to get that from your diet instead of from pills and supplements, if possible. However, taking a good multivitamin and some supplements like Vitamins D3 and B12, if needed, can help people who cannot access locally grown plants that are higher in nutrients.

The really fabulous news about these three healthy goals is that you don’t have to be perfect. You can treat yourself sometimes and still be healthy. You can skip a workout and still maintain your fitness. Just do what’s right according to the data most of the time, and it’ll pay off, and that will change your life more than you think.

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