Life is full of obstacles. We all have our ups and downs, our good days and our hard days. Sometimes life feels overwhelming. These are the times that being healthy helps you to face life’s challenges. Even though healthy looks different on each of us, being mindful about it is the place to start.
When we feel better about ourselves, we feel better about life. The opposite is also true. I know a gal who recently put on a great deal of weight. She was miserable and did not feel good about herself. These unhappy feelings started to show up in other areas of her life. She began to lose her confidence and increase her doubt and uncertainty.
During these times of difficulty, it is imperative to be very mindful. Be aware of the choices you make such as: the food you eat, the people you hang out with, the shows and news you watch, and what you do in your spare time. It is important to be mindful about making healthy choices.
Living a healthy lifestyle has many physical benefits from lowering blood pressure, reducing cancer risk, to protecting against many chronic diseases. In addition to these physical gains, there are also mental perks.
Being healthy helps you face life’s challenges because it:
- Reduces feelings of depression and anxiety
- Improves brain function and memory
- Lowers blood pressure
- Helps you think clearly
- Can help you be patient and kind to others
Life is full of tough challenges and many of them are unexpected. These obstacles can be difficult to face especially if you are struggling with other issues. Being healthy and taking care of yourself helps to build a stronger and fitter you. This strength leads to many inner resources to help you face life’s challenges. When you improve your health, you improve other areas of your life too.