…hard to define or to over-simplify but still we get so often confronted with it. I think the expression is easier said than really though about what it is. Does it mean to only eat healthy? What is eating healthy? A nutrition which is low in fat and carbs and high in protein? At least that is what it is mostly going to be told when we watch TV commercial, go shopping, talk to friends and nutrition experts, isn’t it? But can we call pursuing this a healthy lifestyle? Just because someone or a lot of people say that’s the way it should be?
And what about sports? To a healthy life belongs sports, the more the better, the more active and fit you are, the healthier? The happier? Yes, sport is connected with a healthy lifestyle but is it the same for everyone?
What is a healthy lifestyle to me? In my opinion, I am living a healthy life when I am happy and satisfied with what I am doing and if I am doing it for me and no one else. A healthy lifestyle is not about meeting others expecations about how to live healthy but to do what is right for you. You need to try to find you inner balance, in life in general but also in the mentioned topics.
When speaking about nutrition, it’s not only about eating vegetable and/or chicken or only drinking water. It is about having a balanced nutrition with of course paying attention to what you eat, e.g. fresh and seasonale products and having a healthy approach. But it is also totally ok to cheat and eat some ice creams, chocolates or fries when you are in the mood to do so. The most important thing is to listen to your body. It tells you what is right or wrong. But really listen to your body and not your mind. However, to stick to a healthy diet it is important to have the right mindset towards it.
And the same is with sports. Try to move your body on a regular basis but also here, don’t exagerate but rather find what suits best for you. In terms of frequency and also in terms of the kind of the sport you might practice. If going to the gym doesn’t work for you, don’t do it. Do something different, something what is fun to you, something what that is motivating you.
As you can see, according to my opinion, a healthy lifestyle is when you are doing what makes you happy and living a balanced life. What is it for you?
Take care & write you soon…