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Get Healthy And Manage Stress

Updated on June 11, 2013

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You are what you eat
You are what you eat

Avoiding Setbacks

Getting healthy and staying on the path to wellness is an ongoing pursuit for many of us. Maintaining a healthy diet, losing weight, and staying healthy and fit takes serious commitment and a healthy dose of motivation. To maintain these lifestyle changes you need to be aware of the things that set you back. You also need to be aware of the things that motivate you, and work on that.

You have to remember what is important to and challenge any barriers that impede your progress. Going back to your old way of doing things is simply to easy. The key is tackling those setbacks, and moving forward. Setbacks can be triggered by a number of unexpected events in your life. A relationship breaks up, losing a good job, a death, or even financial problems can make it difficult to move forward.

Whatever the reason may be, it is normal for you to cycle through a setback and start the process all over again from the beginning. It is crucial you continue to make your lifestyle changes a natural discipline in your life. Make every effort to resist the setbacks and learn ways to monitor your triggers, so you can tackle them when they strike.

Ways To Stay Healthy And Manage Stress

  • Keep stress under control, it is one of the most important things to keeping a healthy balance in your life. Exercise, breathing techniques, and therapy are all ways to manage stress. Keeping a journal before bed to help you wind down is one option to explore.

  • Sleep well. A good night's sleep is critical in maintaining good moods and good health. If you have trouble sleeping find ways that will help you stay on track. Things like a regular routine, a warm bath before bed, or soft music. Keep your bedroom dark, shut off the TV, and put that computer away. Many people have serious insomnia that requires a doctor's care.

  • Exercise Regularly. If you can manage it, exercising three times a week 20 minutes a day is recommended. This will maintain a good level of fitness. It will help you keep your weight at a manageable range. It may also help with sleeping disorders as well. Make exercise a habit, do it the same time each day. Once you develop the habit of exercise it will become easier to keep going.

  • Eat a balanced diet. This means watch your junk food and sugar intake, eat plenty of fruits, brans, and vegetables. Watch your portions and commit to eating healthy diet. Salads, with light dressings, eat what you love, but remember in moderation.

  • Be sure to follow a regular routine. Join a wellness program in your area, or go on-line and join a support group. It is important to have a routine especially if you take medications, or supplements. You will want to be sure you're taking all medications as prescribed by you're doctor. Settling into a daily routine will help you maintain your daily life. Daily routines tend to make healthy habits.

Following these simple steps can help keep you healthy and fit, as long as you continue to maintain your progress and monitor your triggers.


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      Boo McCourt 7 years ago from Washington MI

      Thank you Chris, your right. It is important to stay diligent and focus on good habits.

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      Chris Crow 7 years ago

      I think your point about avoiding setbacks, focusing, and putting in the effort that it requires to stay healthy is a very good one. It's easy to get lazy!

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      Boo McCourt 7 years ago from Washington MI

      Your welcome Madison. I thank you for reading. And hope you come back. :)

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      Madison 7 years ago from NYC

      Very good tips and ideas! Thank you Crazybeanrider:)

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      Boo McCourt 7 years ago from Washington MI

      Thank you Sandyspider, I appreciate the comment :)

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Great tips.