3 Methods To Build a Solid Foundation of Health

Methods to build a solid foundation of health

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It is something that we hear so much about in the modern world that is such a multifaceted subject that when we hear about the best methods to improve our mental health or we are on the lookout for the quick fix when it comes to securing any ailments, the reality is that if we want to be healthier, we've got to focus on building the foundations of health. We all want to be healthy, but we feel that time is limited, although everybody is in the same boat. So with this in mind, let’s show you some key components to building the foundations of health, so you can feel happy as a result. 

Be Aware of the Subtle Changes in Your Health

Health is not about making big fixes when a problem comes up, but it is about being aware of the subtle changes, and then working to prevent any further problems down the line. One of the most common examples would be hearing loss. As we get older, we can start to lose certain subtleties that could prove to be a major sign that our hearing is deteriorating. It's easy enough to learn more about hearing loss and how it can affect us, but so many of us are not aware of subtle changes. Partly, this is due to not having medical knowledge, which of course can be remedied by regular check-ups but also not having that intuition. Learning to trust our instincts and checking in with ourselves is very important. In order to build the foundations of health, we have to be aware of any subtle changes we wouldn’t normally be aware of unless we start to pay attention to those things. This means learning to slow down and take it easy. 

Building a Solid Routine

Routine is incredibly important because as human beings, we thrive on it. You might have noticed that if you ever get out of sync, you will not be operating to the best of your abilities. And routines are very simple things to build in. You might not like the idea of rushing around constantly, especially when you are getting the children ready for school, but all of these routines provide structure. And the same applies during the evenings. Sleep is something that will make a massive difference to the quality of your health. But people focus on the quantity rather than the quality. The reality is that if you want to have a solid sleep schedule, it's about going to bed and waking up at the same time every single day. This gives your body the signal that it needs. Many people talk about catching up on sleep when you've had a busy week, and it's not easy when there are children that do not sleep at home, but what we can do is give our body the signals during the day and the night, and this can be done by looking at sunlight as close to sunrise in the morning and looking at the sunlight as close to sunset. This helps to regulate your body clock, and therefore, you won't feel as disheveled. 

Redefine What Exercise Is to You

The rule with regards to exercise is that we need to move for around 180 minutes per week. This may seem like a lot of time, but in order to develop a healthy baseline, you will have to redefine what exercise is. You don't have to go to the gym and run yourself into the ground. In fact, too much intense exercise can be very bad for you because you cannot recover effectively. Instead, focus on being active. This is going to make a massive difference to how you feel but also, you are not going to get bogged down in the idea of X amount of steps. Playing with your children, going for a walk, or even doing little micro exercises at home where you do 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups, etc, will all accumulate. And this is something that we have to remember. It is always about quality. You can always go to the gym if you want, but understand that when you are doing very intense exercise, you have to recover properly as well. 

The foundations of health are things that we all are aware of, but in order to truly make ourselves stronger people, we have to get to the core of what helps us. Because being healthy is constantly redefined, the most important thing to do is to understand what makes you operate at your best.

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