4 Things You Need To Improve Your Health
You haven't got anything if you haven't got your health. It's a cliche saying, but that doesn't mean it's not also absolutely true. Our health is one of the most important things in our lives, and yet, we sacrifice it daily. Whether it's for convenience, for others or just because we don't know any better, our health suffers.
Perhaps the easiest way to commit to improving your health is to invest in it. Studies show that when you put your money where your mouth is -- and in this case, where your health is -- your more likely to get results.
With this goal in mind, here are the best ways you can invest in your health, and live a better life.
1. Get the Tools
Whether it's a gym or yoga studio membership or equipment for your own home gym, it's easy to dismiss the expense of getting the tools we need to get in shape. Don't! Just like you're not going to win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket, you're not going to get fit if you don't workout. Your much more likely to workout if you have access to tools you need to get the job done.
2. Dress for Success
While you don't need workout duds to exercise, you are more likely to enjoy enhanced performance and increased confidence if you workout sporting amazing fitness clothes. Research confirms: dressing well can increase overall success, and it makes sense. When you feel good about yourself, you're more confident, and when you're more confident, you're more focused and driven. So suit up for success!
3. Buy the Good Eats
If you've ever made the excuse that eating healthy is too expensive, logic and math aren't on your side. It actually costs way more money to eat junk food, whether it's ordering it out or buying it at the store, than it is to buy whole, healthy foods and cook from scratch. Sure, you may have to learn how to cook from scratch, but consider that another investment in your health that will pay off (and save you serious cash) long-term.
4. Sleep Like Royalty
Sleeping is one of the most overlooked parts of overall good health. If you’re not replenishing and rejuvenating your system, you’re not living your healthiest life. So, do whatever you have to get a good sleep: invest in a mattress made for a king (or queen). Get blackout curtains so you sleep in total darkness, which is necessary for catching ideal Zs. Rearrange your schedule so you can get to bed in time to get at least 8 hours of sleep. If your waking life is creeping into your sleeping life, it’s time to rethink your priorities. Lack of sleep has been linked to serious disease, including an increased risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes, and is also a leading cause in weight gain and retention.
So no excuses, OK? Invest in your health. It’s easy to do, and in the long-run, it’s less expensive than paying for the costs associated with healthcare due to poor lifestyle choices.