Good Health is About Education, Action & Balance - So Where Do You Begin?
by DK Kara MD on Aug 27, 2020
Your health matters. It’s important for people to develop healthy habits in order to live a life full of wellness.
Many people search and search for the best ways to improve their health and ensure that they are physically and mentally whole. The problem is that there is so much information out there, and a great deal of the information is conflicting.
People learn and read and watch videos, and they end up more confused than when they began. The reason is that good health isn’t just about discovering the most accurate advice and going with it; instead, good health involves a few different aspects, and each one needs to be given a place.
Good health is about education, action, and balance. All three of these things are needed in order to have the best health results. Understanding that good health has a few different components is essential. It helps people to realize that they can’t put all their eggs in one basket and expect things to just fall into place. Instead, they need to utilize each aspect of good health in order to ensure that they are following the right path to wellness.
With three different aspects involved in good health, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Most people that are focused on improving their health are looking for quick results. They want to follow a direct path and experience the fruit of their efforts as soon as possible.
Where, then, should you start on your journey towards good health?
The Beginning of your Health Journey
In order to begin your journey towards optimal health, you will need to develop healthy habits that will become second nature to you. Learning new habits takes a great deal of time and effort, and it’s incredibly easy to slip up and give up before the habits are formed.
Healthy habits include exercising and healthy eating, as well as filling your mind with positivity and motivation. Being healthy requires a focus on the health of the whole person; body, mind, and soul.
When you begin your health journey, you’ll want to focus on developing a balance between education and action.
Educate yourself on topics surrounding health; diet, exercise, and your own personal health needs. There is an abundant amount of health information out there, and much of it is conflicting. It can be hard to know what to listen to.
Read reputable websites, listen to health experts, and talk with your doctor. Learn about the diet, exercise, and other health areas that are best for you.
Consider your personal health needs and what areas are most important to you. Healthy habits should help you with weight loss and/or controlling and maintaining a healthy weight. They should help you on a mental and emotional level, helping you improve your mood and give it more consistency.
Your healthy habits should help you to develop a strong immune system, and support your body to resist disease and certain medical conditions. With a strong and healthy body, you should be keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol in a healthy range and reducing your risk of diabetes and heart disease.
The healthy foods that you eat will help you to have more energy and will help your body get more sleep. Discover the foods that your body needs to keep it going and to maintain healthy rest patterns.
With proper education, you should be able to set goals and work towards building healthy habits.
Take Action For Your Health
Education is only part of the solution, however. In order to truly develop healthy habits and receive the benefits of them, you need to implement what you have learned.
Take action on your education. Eat the healthy foods that you have learned about, create the right diet for your personal needs. Follow the exercise routine that you developed for yourself.
Don’t just sit back, researching and learning. Jump in. Take action. Ensure that you are doing what you need to do in order to reach those health goals.
There needs to be a balance between your education and your action. Taking action without a plan will lead to confusion and burnout, while educating yourself without implementation will be fruitless.
Make sure that each time you gain a new bit of information, you update your health plan as necessary and put the new step into action. Work towards your goals with a mixture of education and action, to ensure that you know what you need to do and you do it.
References & Disclaimers
✝✝This noted statement is based on independent research and is not necessarily the opinion of the author