Emotional Wellbeing

Mandy Kloppers

Learning To Have A Healthy Relationship With Our Health

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It seems that now there’s an abundance of methods that proclaims to be the “right way” to be healthy. But this means that, as a result, we can tend to over obsess with these sorts of things. The latest fad diet, ways to feel more like you by doing things that you don’t feel comfortable with, or new ways to exercise means that we can forever be chasing something that we don’t necessarily need. But also, is it really going to be healthy for us in the long-term? When it comes to having a healthy relationship with our health, what can we do to ensure that we are living our best life, but also making sure that we are healthy?


Go To The Specialists

Having a clean bill of health means that we have a blank slate. It makes us feel like we are ready to start again. But if you are always trying to find the right way to be healthy, but you don’t know which way to turn, why don’t you just go for a health check-up? Because if you have concerns or there are diseases that loom large in your family, places like the Phoenix Hospital can run checks for you. Having a simple health check-up could be enough to make you realise that you are healthy. Because we are forever thinking that we are unhealthy because of a certain lifestyle, it’s far better to go and get blood tests, see the results, and go from there.


Listen To Your Body

The older we get the more we don’t trust our gut. There are reasons why spiritual practices like meditation have been around for thousands of years because they can get us in tune with who we are. Listening to your body, in its most basic sense, is a way for you to tune in with your sensations and find out if there’s something that feels a little “off.” While we can go to a specialist to get a check-up, sometimes we have to stop and just listen to our body. Because we are now in an age where we always have to be on the go, we feel that we don’t have time to listen to our body, especially when it’s telling you to relax! But when it comes to being healthy, it’s a combination of mind and matter, but in order to get an even balance of the two, we’ve got to tune in with our sensations.


Stop Obsessing

We live in an age of health scares and fighting old mother time, and as a result, it means that we can feel a little bit obsessed with being healthy. But the healthiest of people don’t stress, and they take it each day as it comes. So many people are on the hunt for the perfect diet or the right workout routine. In fact, is it more about stopping, and observing where you are? Because if you’re constantly looking for something that doesn’t provide the results, you move on to the next thing, and on to the next thing. As a result, you will always be chasing a rainbow, when when you just need to hit the brakes and not obsess about the right diet.


What Does All This Achieve?

Going back to the idea of chasing rainbows, if you are forever on the hunt for the perfect way to live, are you actually doing yourself a favour? It’s an overstated thing, but you may forever be “thinking away” when life passes you by. As a result, searching for the “perfect” way to live will forever evade you, and when you hear about people and the regrets they have on their deathbed, it’s always about the fact that they didn’t enjoy life as much as they should have. They always worried about something. We can forever worry about money and everything else, but does all of this achieve anything? While you may want to have a healthy lifestyle, rather than trying to find the perfect diet that encompasses everything alongside the right workout routine, it’s far better for you to find something that sits right with you. Because if you feel good, this is all that matters.


How To Have A Healthy Relationship With Your Health

Having a healthy relationship with your health isn’t about complexity. Keeping it simple is the perfect place to begin. While we’re all looking for the right diet, or way to work out, a lot of us try to do a million things at once. By all means, we should try a healthier way of living, but we also need to recognise how this makes us feel. This is why we have to try one thing at a time. This is the key to implementing a healthier lifestyle, but also, we’re not going overboard. As you get older, things can come into focus. But because there’s a lot of perceived wisdom floating around, we feel that we need to follow this. But the real trick is all about focusing on you. After all, you are the only person that has control over your life. And as a healthy relationship with your health begins, you can start a strip away all of the pointless aspects. You then hang on to the handful of key ones. And, again, it’s about realising how these things make you feel. Much like when people eat food that’s not good for them, or they have allergies, they have to eliminate one aspect of their lifestyle so they can determine the cause. And it’s the same thing when you are trying to get your health back to a place that benefits your body, as well as your mind. As soon as you start to strip away the pointless things, you will realise the handful of things that are good for you.


We need to stop obsessing about our health and just understand how beneficial it is to our lives. And because there’s so much information around saying that we need to follow a certain path, the real answer to being healthy lies with you.


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