Healthy Lifestyle: Is it really worth the trouble?

why-eat-healthyPaleo diets, pilates, juicing, it’s all so difficult to keep up unless you’re one of those weirdos that actually enjoy depriving yourself.  For the rest of us “normal” people, it sounds an awful lot like missing out on fun.  So is it even worth it?  What are the real tangible benefits of living a healthier lifestyle?

Prevents Illness

Really? You mean not eating so much sugar will actually improve my body’s ability to fight off sickness?  Yes!  It has been proven both empirically and scientifically that too much sugar has major negative side effects.  And that’s just sugar.  There are also lots of other bad things like heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, fatigue and more that are scientifically tied to poor diet.

You can also take simple preventative measure around your home to help avoid illness as well.  For example did you know by having your air ducts cleaned ( you can prevent the spread of allergy causing dust throughout your house?

More Energy

But my energy drink gives me that!  Wrong.  Your energy drink gives your body a flood of chemicals that tells forces your body to produce the endorphins and signals that your mind interprets as energy.  Have you ever eaten too much of that delicious piece of cake?  Have you noticed how you feel a euphoric sense of happiness for about… oh 5 minutes.  Then you immediately feel gross and soon feel sluggish and worse off.

Our bodies do not know how to process so much sugar.  We get a big rush, but then we crash and we end up with less energy than when we started.

Better Weight Control

You don’t have to be skinny.  But there is a big difference between eating healthy foods and having a healthy weight, then just eating whatever you want and being obese.  Nobody says you have to walk around hungry, but by eating healthier foods, it helps our body to better self manage.  This means we are able to digest better, utilize the food energy better, and in turn process that food better.  That means less stored fat, more energy, and leaner bodies.

So stop thinking that you need to purge and become a triathlete.  Instead, just start simple by putting healthier foods into your body and go from there.  You’ll feel better about yourself and you’ll become a more well rounded person.

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