Health Commitments You Shouldn't Break
By Genevieve Cunningham
Commitments are a part of life. We all commit to certain things -- work, relationships, various activities. For the most part, we're good at keeping our commitments. We show up every day. We take care of our families. We see projects through to the end. But there are other commitments, especially surrounding our health, that we just don't take seriously enough. If you're interested in improving both your health and your life, take a look at these three health commitments that you shouldn't break if you want to live your best life.
It's not necessarily the gym specifically that makes all the difference. It's the movement. The exercise. The burned calories. If you feel like skipping your workout session, try toning down your exercise a bit. Instead of jogging, walk. Instead of an aerobics class, get on a stationary bike. But do your best to stay moving. The more you move, the stronger you feel, and the healthier your body is going to be long-term.
It's tempting to skip your checkup. You're fine, right? Why waste the money? But seeing your doctor is definitely important. It keeps both you and your doctor familiar with you and your body. It helps find ailments before they become a serious problem. It helps keep you on track with your healthy habits. If you're sick, see the doctor. If you're well, schedule regular checkups. Doctors are there to help, so use their knowledge to help you stay well.
Rest days are just as important as workout days. Rest not only allows our bodies to recuperate and heal, but it also gives our minds a little time off. If you have a day off coming up, don't fill it with a million things to do. Use it for its intended purpose -- rest. Sure, you may have to get a few things done as well, but give yourself at least a little time to relax. You might be surprised at the huge difference a little rest can bring to your life.
Your health is so important. More important than most of us think. If you want to stay as healthy as possible, it's imperative to keep your health commitments. Make sure these are a part of your routine and you'll be headed toward better health in no time at all.
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