The importance of learning to relearn cannot be denied. No matter who you are, where you live, what path you chosen in life; in today’s day and age, everything has to be relearned. Our generation is used to living on a fast food diet, figuring out the quickest and easiest ways to do things and not thinking of the short and long-term side effects. It’s not always faster = better.
The majority of people today are struggling with their health, namely their weight, and this problem shouldn’t be a problem at all. The real problem is what our generation has been taught, and the generation before it, and so on. Our lives have become so prioritized on all the wrong things, that only after it is too late do we begin to see the errors of our ways. Most people are so busy with their lives, that they put their health on the backseat and forget what’s really most important.
Most people need to work to provide for themselves and their family, that’s a given. Even with a hectic job and busy social schedule, there’s never any excuse for not making your health a top priority. You only get one body, and self care is one of the most important aspects in anyone’s life. There are always ways to make positive changes and start living a healthier life. If you work a desk job, get up a half hour earlier to fit in a quick workout before heading out in the morning. Even if you can’t manage to fit in the time to do that, do little things like taking the stairs instead of the elevator or walking to the park to eat your lunch instead of just staying in your office. These seemingly simple things will make a huge difference in your life, as you will see over time.
Start thinking about what you put in your body. You should eat to live, not live to eat. Instead of shoving whatever you can find nearby in your mouth, give your body enough respect to provide it with what it actually needs and wants. It may take some time to get used to, especially if you’ve used to pigging out on processed, sugary, unhealthy food, but even after just a few days you will notice a huge improvement. You will start feeling more energetic and happy, and over time will no longer have a desire for that unhealthy, toxic “food” you once loved. Plan your meals ahead of time so you have healthy alternatives to the snack machine and nearby fast food restaurant, to feed your body actual food, not junk, and feel your best.
Our bodies are not designed to sit at a computer all day or live off soda and pizza for dinner while lying on the couch watching TV. That doesn’t mean you can’t do these things, but you have to realize why your body may be having trouble as a result of your actions if you do. From arthritis and high blood pressure to depression and obesity, the list of risks associated with an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle is extensive and quite frankly, frightening. Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced world, many children are being brought up to think this way of living is normal, and they then pass those lessons onto their children, and the cycle continues.
Even if you weren’t brought up with a focus on healthy living, that doesn’t mean you can’t relearn and start a better life for yourself, no matter who you are or what your age. This is not only going to benefit you, but also those around you, and the world as a whole.
The human body needs the right food for fuel, and enough activity to stay strong and healthy. You can’t neglect your body and not give it what it needs, and then wonder why you’re overweight, or feeling depressed, or fatigued. These things can arise regardless, but by putting your health first, as everyone should, you can greatly improve your health overall and help to prevent such issues from becoming a problem in your life.
By learning how to relearn, you can change your life for the better as well as the lives of others. It’s truly a wonderful thing. You can understand how to give your body what it needs to strive, and be your best self.