We can all have a Balanced lifestyle
A balanced lifestyle is the way in which we live and reflects that the different elements of our lives are in the right proportion.
Adopting a balanced lifestyle is important because it has immediate and long-term effects on our health and well-being. Conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes as well as other diseases may be prevented and reversed by changing our diet and adopting new attitudes and lifestyle
A balanced lifestyle will also have a positive effect on the length of our lives. 30% of longevity is due to heredity and 70% is due to our beliefs, attitudes, coping skills and lifestyle.
It is our responsibility to adopt and maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle. If we maintain a balanced lifestyle, we increase our chances of living a significantly longer, better and happier life.
To obtain a balanced lifestyle, it encompasses elements such as developing and maintaining a good physical health and fitness, maintaining a good level of energy and vitality, having the ability to express your creativity, enjoying emotional and psychological stability, entertaining harmonious relationships, feeling and expressing your love toward people and life, acquiring effective stress management strategies and coping skills, achieving financial stability, as well as developing a sense of purpose and meaning in life.
The components of a balanced Lifestyle are the following:
Physical activity and fitness, appropriate periods of rest and sleep, good nutrition, weight control, and transforming bad habits such as smoking into healthier habits are all elements of the foundation upon which our physical well-being is built. How do those elements affect me and how can I easily improve each of them?
Although the relation between mind and body has been studied for centuries, especially in Asia, science has just recently started to observe and understand this fascinating link that exists between our mind and our bodily functions. Learn from recent and amazing discoveries on how our mental state can affect our overall health, interfere with our immune system, lead to the development of chronic diseases, or influence our longevity. Learn some techniques that will help improve your overall well-being.
Negative emotions and stress play an important role in many illnesses. Stress has direct effects on bodily functions. Negative emotions also have indirect effects, often leading people to smoking, developing bad eating habits, drinking too much, overworking, feeling irritable, etc.
Learn how to identify the effects of your own emotions on your body and health and learn how to master a few simple exercises that could bring invaluable changes to your life.
Research demonstrates that engagement in positive, joyful, and supportive relationships has a clear beneficial effect on our overall health, well-being, and even longevity. How can I foster this kind of relationship within my family and circle of friends?
Finances remain a source of much tension and stress in people’s lives. For this reason, it constitutes an important element of a balanced lifestyle. Finance has an important impact on other elements of your lifestyle, as it often is the central factor when the time comes to make significant decisions such as:
where you work,
how many hours you work,
how you can afford to spend your time,
how much quality time you can afford to spend with your family,
where you live,
what type of leisure time you have,
and so many more aspects of our lives.
In addition, studies show that a vast majority of people do have concerns and worries about their future and financial security, which become the source of much stress. That stress, in return, will have negative effects on your health and well-being.
A spiritual perspective gives a sense of belonging and purpose in life. One may experience success in many aspects of their life, but without a sense of belonging and purpose, they will often continue to feel unsatisfied. Deep inside, they feel that something of extreme importance is still missing, but often can’t figure out what it is exactly; they feel a deep almost painful longing for something that remains undefined; they feel that the answer is so close, and yet it seems to remain out of reach.
The truth is that the answers are right there inside of you and are reachable.
A few exercises and simple actions can open a door to that reality that lies deep inside. Once unveiled, that truth shows who we truly are, where we are going, what our real talents are, what we truly love and want to be, and what our connection with the rest of humanity is.
It provides us with the peace of mind we all long for and helps us find our own path through the vicissitudes of life with profound inner peace.