It’s All About 360° Well-Being
There are mistakes healthy people make that they are unaware of. You exercise daily, eat healthy and even take a daily multivitamin—so what could you be doing wrong?
You are making every effort to be healthy. You feel like you are the picture of health with your daily regimen but somehow you struggle to lose weight. Sometimes people that appear to be healthy can be those that neglect their health in other aspects. I will share with you what I mean in this regard to make sure that you are not a health offender. Here are the mistakes healthy people make most often.
Have you gotten a physical?
Unfortunately, due to demanding schedules, annual physical examinations are usually one of the first things to get forgotten especially for healthy people. Healthy people feel like a physical examination does not have to be a priority because they know they have great health. But how well do you ever know if you do not have a checkup?
Heart disease is the number two killer for women and without a physical. This is one of the major mistakes healthy people make that you should make certain to not do. Be proactive and visit your physician for your annual physical of all screenings.
Are you getting enough sleep?
Most healthy people that are in good shape fail to know just when to shut off their computer and the treadmill to get some shut eye. Research has linked insufficient amounts of sleep to a greater risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and a weakened immune system. So, catch some Zzzzzz’s sleepy head, so will be even healthier and happier!
Do you limit sodium intake?
As a trainer, most often clients come to me concerned about everything but their sodium intake. Salt is the most often over looked when viewing a food label. Did you know that consuming more than 1500 milligrams per day of sodium can lead to high blood pressure, a condition that can lead to stroke and heart failure? Make sure you read your food labels and watch your sodium. When cooking, avoid adding salt to your meals. To add more flavor to your recipes, add natural flavor like garlic, onion, parsley and oregano.
Are you addicted to sugar?
Even healthy people often seek comfort in eating sugar laden snacks and even a small amount is not worth it. Sugary snacks can increase your risk of disease, cause inflammation in the body, as well as other illnesses so replace the refined sugar for natural sugar and have a piece of fruit! There are so many incredible health benefits of eating fruit and there is such a great variety at your local grocer. Go all natural and have some fruit!
Are you overdoing it?
Are you pushing through being lethargic just to get an extra workout in for the day? If you answered yes, you could be overdoing it and would benefit more if you gave your body a day of rest. Rest days are just as important, if not more, to your health as exercise days. Enjoy a day of rest!
Does organic make it healthy?
Do not fall into the organic trap. One major mistake that is made by healthy people is that they assume a product is healthy because it is in the organic section. All products in the organic section of your local grocer are not healthy. In fact, there are many products lying on these shelves that are high in sugar. These products are without dyes, pesticides and unnecessary chemicals but that does make them low in sugar.
Make sure you read the food label and never assume any product is healthy! As a personal trainer and nutritionist, I take my clients on a group trip to the grocery store every few months to help them to navigate the grocery store the healthy way!
Are you eating a balanced diet?
Some healthy people eat similar meals from day to day without stepping outside of their routine because they do not want to fall off their plan. But it is okay to be an adventurous eater. Do not ignore the salmon because you never eat this fish. Step outside of your comfort zone and make sure you are eating a balanced diet with lean proteins, vegetables and fruit! Boredom can have you falling off the healthy eating plan, so never let yourself go bored. Try different healthy recipes and most of all have fun!
Hope these mistakes unveiled will help you to avoid these and get on the right track to health success. Every step you take in the right direction will bring you closer to your goals! So, tell me, are you a healthy person that has made any of these mistakes?