Who doesn’t want to get healthy? And who doesn’t feel healthy currently? And who is always looking for ways to move from feeling unhealthy to feeling healthy? By now, you’re already thinking about the things that you feel are wrong about yourself regarding health, and are thinking about how many other times you’ve tried to work yourself in a positive direction but have stalled.
So, four steps to get you healthy that you can follow to give yourself a better chance of establishing a workable goal include assessing your health, brushing up on modern nutrition basics, getting fit with a group, and habitualizing your better actions.
Assess Your Health
If you’re trying to improve your health, the logical beginning is to assess your health as it is. You may believe in your mind that you’re a marathon runner. But when’s the last time you ran a marathon? Or, you may believe you’re a complete couch potato. But if you can still run around the block, and you’re not overweight, then this self-impression is not true. So, you need a standardized way to assess your health so that you have a consistent platform to jump off from in the near future.
Brush Up On Modern Nutrition Basics
Now that you have a basic idea of where your health is sitting, your next step is to look up the most recent information on nutrition. It may not be what you remember. From generation X and older, you might remember the food pyramid. Did you know that this is no longer the recommended way to look at nutrition? Now they have the nutrition plate! So, keeping up with the times will give you a better way to mix your understanding about food with the latest understanding of food science.
Get Fit With a Group
Lots of people think they can get healthy and fit by themselves. But research shows that working out with a group leads to much better success. The social pressure that comes from everyone keeping themselves on target is impressively successful, and the element of working together in a physical space or with virtual support tends to help people bond in a supportive manner as well. That way, it’s not just you propping up your attitude and your motivation. It’s the cumulative power of the entire group.
Habitualize Your Better Actions
When you start doing actions to help you get healthier and stronger, will notice that there are a lot of small things that add up to a greater result. Initially, these new actions are going to be tough to do. However, if you keep at it, you’ll find that they become more ingrained, and therefore easier to accomplish. As an example, it might be out of your routine to drink a glass of water every morning. But, after a few weeks of that, it will feel like no effort at all. This kind of habit-forming is what you want to incorporate into your fitness routine.