“Spending years protecting your money and saving for retirement but ignoring your health, could lead to the money you carefully preserved and protected being spent on medical bills rather than enjoyment. Health-management must be a central component to wealth-management.” `Margaret Marshall
Protecting and preserving your wellness is an everyday occurrence. Invest in three areas of your life daily:
When investing in daily diet, exercise, and sound sleep, you build endurance, good health, and longevity.
Finding reasons or excuses to eat poorly is too common in our society. Eating healthy should be a priority and is not hard to accomplish. Put the effort into a healthy diet and soon you’ll find that the effort is not as difficult as you thought. Healthy eating is a choice that is made daily. The choice to eat/live healthy is and has always been yours. Healthy Living Means Living Healthy
Eating food that is enjoyable to you in the quantity that is good for you is my definition of healthy eating, and when quality diet, regular exercise, and sound sleep are mastered, all aspects of life, from your relationships to your level of success, improve.
The most common excuse to be sedentary that I hear from clients is finding the time or energy. Lazy and busy will yield the same result: lack of exercise and/or loss of interest in healthy living. Begin, or continue exercising. The benefits are recognized immediately and enjoyed long-term. Suddenly you’ll find energy you never imagined, and will enjoy the many health benefits of consistent exercise in your lifetime.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, people who slept five hours per night were 73% more likely to become obese as opposed to those who sleep seven to eight hours.
Sleep is overlooked as a contributor to being overweight. A more common thought is that we gain weight because of poor eating habits and lack of exercise. In reality all three play an important role in your health and wellness.
Let’s explore how diet, exercise, and sound sleep improve your life:
A good diet, regular exercise, and sound sleep are great stress management tools and when you can manage stress, life is easier and more enjoyable.
As you find yourself making smart eating choices, you will want to complement your efforts with exercise. As you become more active you will want to eat healthier. Diet and exercise will feed off one another and motivate you to continue each, as long as you eat nutritious food that is enjoyable. Healthy living is a process, not a short-term goal.
Regular exercise will become your norm and you won’t feel the same without it. Start small with an activity you enjoy. Pay no attention to unwanted comments from others who, with good intentions, tell you what you should do. The only way to make regular exercise habitual is to do what feels right to you.
As you continue to eat well and exercise on a regular basis, your sleep patterns improve. It will be easier to fall into a sound sleep and to stay asleep. With better sleep, a nourishing diet, and frequent exercise you are investing in your health.
Incorporate all three and the benefits of health-management will reveal itself both on a daily basis and throughout each year. Healthy living is like money in the bank, necessary and useful.
Margaret Marshall enjoys almost three decades in the wellness/weight loss industry. She had a seventeen- year run as a speaker and trainer for Weight Watchers and now is an international speaker who presents wellness programs for corporations such as:
Amtrak, Pepsi, The Mets Organization, JDA, Amex, Metlife, Cannon USA, National Grid, Fort Hamilton USAG, Time Inc, Time Warner Music, Verizon, Morgan Stanley, Hofstra University, The New York College for Health Professions, Molloy College, St. Francis Hospital, Winthrop Hospital, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Princess Cruises.
Contact Margaret Marshall to bring wellness to life, at your next event.