Life Goals: Loving and Taking Care of Yourself
Many of us are working so hard for our families, we are career oriented, wanting to achieve our biggest dreams and to be able to influence others with our intelligence, talents, and skills. We are so busy with many things and almost of our hours are spent for work, neglecting our health for not having time to see a doctor, rest, relax, or even eat. Mothers are busy taking care of their children, preparing meals, doing household chores and attending their kid’s school events, and fathers stay up late at night and wake up early to go to work for the family. And mind you, even single young adults can’t find time to exercise, because they are also busy with work or socializing, and prefer eating in a fast food, restaurant or in their apartment with easy-to-prepare but not nutritious meals.
It is no wonder why obesity is on the rise, with junk food and processed food, such as pizza, chips, chocolates, soda, burger, and so on and so forth. It is about time to start loving and taking care of our bodies, eat nutritious food, exercise and engage in overall healthy living, because life is short and our bodies are our only vessel into this world, so we can truly enjoy the fruits of our labor with the people that matter to us the most. Start by selecting fresh fruits and vegetables in the supermarket than processed food. It is more convenient grabbing fresh bananas and stirring a glass of milk, than having a drive through fast food early in the morning, same with putting a nutritious frozen homemade burritos in your microwave, than the unhealthy mac and cheese. The the rule is the less processed the food is the higher is its nutritional value, and the lower the calories, bad cholesterol and preservatives, such as whole grains, oatmeals, and cereals, honey, brown or muscovado sugar than white sugar, and brown rice than white rice.
Whether you prefer early in the morning or before you go to sleep, it is important to set a time for exercising, to increase muscle strength, endurance and burn body calories, so you need to set an alarm to your smartphone about your preferred exercise time which is thirty minutes per day. Once you start and get used to exercising, it becomes a part of your system, then it becomes your hobby and eventually a part of your daily routine, creating a significant improvement not only physically but also emotionally, socially and spiritually. Our bodies are made to move, and prolonged sitting means like shutting it down, so it is better to use the staircase instead of the elevator, walking instead of driving nearby grocery store, and take some time running, swimming or playing your favorite sport on your day off.
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