When you’re in a relationship, it’s normal to want what’s best for your partner. The more time you spend with one another, the more invested you become in their well-being and happiness.
If your partner has an unhealthy habit, it’s perfectly normal to want to change it. Though your intentions may be good, it can be tricky to try to help your partner without coming off as patronizing or abrasive. The last thing you should do is make your partner feel upset or ashamed.
Check out this step-by-step guide on how to get your partner involved in a healthy lifestyle change.
More and more medical experts agree that what you eat has a significant impact on your health. After all, nutrients like protein, healthy fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals are the building blocks or your body. And to function optimally, your body and brain require good fuel.
Unfortunately, Western diets high in refined sugars and trans fats cause insulin resistance and inflammation in the body, which contributes to diabetes, heart disease and cancer. And it’s not just your physical health that’s affected by what you eat – the budding field of nutritional psychiatry also links the foods you consume to how you feel and behave.
It’s no wonder that a growing body of doctors are prescribing healthy foods as part of their treatment plan. What’s more, lots of chronically ill people themselves turn to wholesome diets to alleviate or manage their symptoms.
But with an overwhelming amount of information out there, where do you begin?
Take a look at these 10 psychological principles for starting any kind of medical diet.
Do you ever dream about going to a luxurious wellness center where you can fully focus on your health and happiness?
I know I did. During times when I was severely ill, I used to fantasize about exotic yoga retreats or Swiss spas, with nothing on my mind but gentle exercise, nourishing meals, health-boosting massages and meditation sessions.
But unfortunately, that’s not how recovery works for most people. It’s something you have to work on in the midst of doctor’s appointments, work obligations, looking after your family and running a household.
And even if you do start your healing process in a rehabilitation retreat, one day you will get back to your regular life. You still need to find a way to combine managing your health and your other responsibilities.
So how can you work on your recovery from illness in everyday life?
A lot of it depends on your health condition and personal situation. But here are some helpful ways you can still boost your health and happiness when you’re short on time and energy.
The first step to eating healthy is by making a healthy meal plan. Without a meal plan, you will find it challenging to organize your eating habits. This is important, especially for people who go to the office because usually, you don’t have access to healthy food when you are working. There are several dishes you can use in your meal plan. For example, try to find amazing Italian recipes, so your meals are not only delicious, but they are filled with nutrients as well.
Meal plans are also beneficial because they save time and money. You don’t have to spend the entire day deciding what to eat. In addition to that, a meal plan will keep you from buying unnecessary snacks that you don’t need.
Maybe you’ve read it too: what you do after waking may be the key to a healthy and successful life.
There’s lots of anecdotal evidence that many influential people, from world leaders to CEO’s and movie stars, utilize the early morning hours to set themselves up for success and reach their goals. They’ll eat a hearty breakfast, get their exercise in and meditate before the rest of the world rises.
That sounds fantastic, but a healthy morning routine isn’t always easy to realize when you’ve had a bad night’s sleep and got to get your (uncooperative) kids ready for school.
That’s why lots of life coaches tell you to get up one hour earlier so you have time to perform your morning routine. “You have to make sacrifices and put your priorities first if you want to be successful”, they claim. And if they can do it, you can do it too, no excuses.
Well, I disagree.
After a decade of delayed sleep syndrome and painsomnia, followed by years of kids waking up multiple times every single night, sleeping is sacred to me. Even more so, I think that getting enough undisturbed, restful sleep is one of the most important things you can do to feel happy, energetic, productive and ‘successful’ – whatever that means to you. Especially if you suffer from persisting health problems.
So getting up at the crack of dawn to do yoga and sip green juice while the rest of the house is still asleep, is not necessarily my idea of a healthy start of the day. Surely there must be healthy habits you can do that fit more seamlessly into your existing morning routine?
Here are 34 ideas for a healthy morning routine that can be done in 10 minutes or less.
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