Daily Fundamentals: Importance Of Taking Care Of Your Mental And Physical Health

Your health is kind of like your vehicle, if it’s not maintained well, it is going to break down on you! So when it comes to taking care of your health every day, it’s not something you want to avoid. It is vital to actively participate in your own healthcare so you can be as healthy as possible and live a long life!

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. – Thomas Jefferson

Physical And Mental Health

Self-care is vital for a person’s physical and mental health. It’s not selfish and it doesn’t mean you only care about yourself. It means that you want to have the best possible body so you can be around for your friends and loved ones for as long as possible! They love you and want you to take care of yourself.

When we are young, it’s simple to just think that we can eat whatever we want, neglect exercising, and just veg out in front of the TV, eat snacks and believe that tomorrow is another day and we have plenty of years to do things in a healthier fashion. Maybe in part, we are just young and stupid, but it’s not a good idea to neglect our health or we will never reach old age at all! It is time to start taking care of our daily health now, as it’s never too early.

“Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.” – Adam Ant

Visit Your Doctor Regularly, Take Care Of Your Health

It really isn’t a burden to care about being healthy. It is a habit you need to nurture and make it something you do without having to think about it. Having a healthy body, mind, and soul is something that will make you feel great every way. And it really isn’t that hard and can begin with simple things like getting enough sleep at night, starting an exercise plan and choosing foods that are healthy instead of fast food and frozen dinners.

For instance, first, go to your doctor and get a checkup to see what condition your health is in right now. Then, if given the go-ahead, begin with a few minutes of exercise daily and work your way up to at least an hour of it three times a week. It will get your heart pumping and help you be more energized and can even help you sleep better too. Exercise also boosts the immune system so you won’t get sick as much either after doing it for a while. It also released endorphins, which are feel-good chemicals.

Have A Plan For Your Life

If you need to lose a few pounds (and most of us do!) then your doctor can tell you how many calories to eat daily and suggest a meal plan containing healthier choices like lean meats, whole grains, veggies and fruits, and plenty of water to drink. Try to stay away from fatty foods like French Fries and greasy cheeseburgers and eat more salads for a change.

When it comes to keeping your mind sharp, you should do things like reading a book instead of burying your head in your phone or computer. Listen to some music or learn something new like taking a cooking class (that will also teach you how to fix those new healthy meals you are going to eat!). Do some puzzles or have a real conversation with someone that doesn’t include emoticons or abbreviations!

It’s Me Time: Do You Have Me Time In Your Life?

When it comes to taking care of your health, it means both mental and physical health, so it involves inner and outer care. For instance, we all need to make a date with ourselves! We are important. We need to take an hour or so for ourselves and do something that makes us feel good whether that is a long bath, a good book, a walk, doing our favorite hobby or any number of possibilities. What’s vital is that we do it for ourselves. It is not a time to be running errands or paying bills, etc. It is ME time. It’s not a selfish thing to do. It is vital for your mental health, and something you need to build into your life.

We all want to live a long time, but we also want that time to be healthy. In order to do that we have to take the proper steps to maintain our health and do what’s right for our body and our mind. If you don’t take that first step to keep yourself healthy, who will? So, do what is needed every day to stay healthy from brushing your teeth to eating healthy, getting a checkup at the doctor and the dentist every year, and finding ways to destress and declutter your life.

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