Why Health Matters
By Christine Lacanaria | April 19, 2022
Health—a simple word but has always been a complex idea. When people hear about health, some immediately think of holistic wellness, while others define it as the absence of diseases or illnesses. For most people, health is something they need in order to live better, longer, and stronger. But why does health really matter? How does it affect our daily lives and how do we maintain it?
“Health is wealth”—a phrase that is familiar to us all. Being healthy enables us to live life to the fullest and do the things that we love. It offers us the invaluable mobility and freedom to do what we want to do and take on new adventures that we might learn to love. Our state of health has always affected us in so many ways, from the kind of food we eat to the type of exercises we have to do. But with the COVID-19 limiting our outdoor activities, what can be done in order to stay in good shape?
In the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a growing emphasis on maintaining wellness and achieving a healthier lifestyle. With the influx of COVID-19 cases in the country and the lockdowns that forced us to stay at home, people became more inactive due to limitations and safety protocols. But there seems to be a glimpse of hope for all. Health enthusiasts made indoor workouts a trend since gyms closed down, and healthy eating habits also became top priority in order to boost the immune system against the virus.
With the right attitude and perfect tools, anyone can achieve a healthier lifestyle. Despite the changes in our habits and physical activities, we can still stay on top of our wellness journey.
Here are some tips to help you achieve that.
Have the right mindset. Before you do your workouts and change your diet plan, make sure to adopt the right mindset as this is the only way you can stay committed to your goals. The journey to fitness is not easy. The starting point can be exhilarating, but to keep going poses a major challenge.
You have to keep in mind that our bodies are made different. Some may get instant results while others may not. But don’t let this discourage you, remember that being healthy does not equate to being skinny. Achieving good health should be approached holistically by giving your bodies the right nutrients and cultivating your mind with a positive attitude.
Maintain healthy eating habits. Most people would think that being healthy pertains to decreasing the numbers you see on your weighing scale. That is why we tend to starve ourselves because we see it as the fast and easy route to losing weight. What we don’t realize is that this kind of habit is not at all the definition of health. In fact, it is the opposite of health since we are not giving our body the energy it needs to function.
That is why instead of depriving yourself of the nutrients you need, start whipping up some healthy recipes in your kitchen that contain vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins. Meal prep is also a time-efficient and good way to start your diet plan. More and more people engage in meal prepping. If you don’t know where or how to start, the internet is always available for recipes. Also note that you can still eat the food that you love, so don’t deprive yourself of your favorites. Just remember that it’s bad to have too much of everything.
Engage in physical activities. Staying on top of your health does not stop at having the right mindset and following a good diet plan. The sure way to go in order to stay on the health track is maintaining an active lifestyle. Not only does it help you lose weight but it also improves your mood and helps you keep a healthy mind. Study shows that people who regularly exercise tend to have a more positive outlook in life even in the most challenging times. Physical activity fuels the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters called endorphins. This enables us to manage stress effectively and even gives us a good-night’s sleep.
Staying active at home can be done in simple ways. You don’t necessarily need gym equipment to be active; a simple 20-minute walk outside is already a good start for your cardio. Doing your household chores and tidying up your rooms can be a good lifting exercise, and if you want to sweat it all out, training videos and DIY exercises are available online.
How Garmin Can Help
Amid all the tips and tricks in the book to help you achieve your fitness goals, keeping track of your health progress and monitoring your health statistics is important to know how far your body can go. And you can do it with the help of a Garmin wearable.
Garmin’s Vivomove Sport combines the classic look and smart health features that provide its users a comprehensive health-monitoring function on heart rate, stress levels, blood oxygen, calories, and even sleep quality so you can take full control of your health.
Remember that the body can only take so much and we have to listen to it to know what it needs. Garmin bridges the gap and establishes a connection between the users and their bodies so they know how they can move forward and get back on track.
Health is a concept that is far from being simple. To be healthy takes a lot more than just the willingness to do some workout every morning. But with Garmin, nothing is impossible. Here at Garmin, we are committed to helping people stay on top of their goals and live their lives to the fullest through wearables that will be with them throughout their journey to optimum wellness.
Kickstart your fitness journey with Garmin today!
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