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A Healthy Body vs. Debt Freedom

Maintaining a healthy physical lifestyle is far more than just a noble pursuit. A healthy body can mean a healthy mind and healthy relationships! Learn more in this week’s blog to discover 5 simple ways to improve your physical health…

 

Sometimes when we get too focused on something we can forget to take care of ourselves physically. We burn the candle at both ends, getting up before the crack of dawn and staying up late. We make poor choices for meals. We drink gallons of coffee or other sweet drinks. And as for exercise, we simply don’t have time. Maybe I’m not speaking for all of us, but I know of a great many for whom this is true.

But here’s the thing: we only get one body! We can only neglect and abuse our bodies for so long before we start paying for it. And when I say, “paying for it,” I mean in many more ways than just physically or financially.

5 Things a Healthy Body Can Do for You

-A healthy body gives you more energy to work more efficiently.

-A healthy body helps you think more clearly.

-A healthy body makes you look and feel better.

-A healthy body protects you from flus, colds, and other diseases.

-A healthy body provides you and your loved ones more years to enjoy.

 

5 Ways to Keep Your Body Healthy

Following are five chief ways to establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle:

1. Get adequate sleep. Medical professionals warn us that most Americans don’t get enough sleep. I’ve heard people (especially entrepreneurs) brag about how little sleep they need, claiming they can get by on four or five hours per night. Nonsense, sleep deprivation is a form of torture! Studies confirm that adults need between 7 and 9 hours of good sleep each night. Here are some ways to help you do that:

Stick to a consistent schedule.

Establish a bedtime routine that’s conducive to sleeping, like reading before going to bed.

Don’t eat or drink excessively or late.

Create the ideal sleep environment for you: dark, cool, quiet room, etc.

Exercise regularly. Exercise promotes a good night’s sleep.

 

2. Establish a healthy eating plan. Here again, we Americans typically eat way too much food and we eat the wrong foods. Below are some pointers to eat in a healthy manner:

Take time to create a meal plan and shop accordingly.

Eat whole, fresh foods: meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, whole grains, etc. 

To the extent possible, eat three meals a day at regular times.

Eat until you’re satisfied, but not stuffed.

3. Drink lots of water. Once again, the medical community tells us that many of us are dehydrated. Dehydration depletes our energy and hinders clarity of thought. Try these tips:

Drink 8 glasses of water per day.

Limit your coffee and tea consumption.

Don’t drink alcohol every day, and when you do drink, don’t drink to excess.

4. Exercise regularly. A regular exercise routine can help you: sleep better, digest food better, drink more water, give you more energy, and improve the way you look and feel. Here some tips for exercising:

Engage in one or more exercises that you enjoy.

Choose exercises that fit your schedule and lifestyle.

Exercise at least three times per week for at least 30 minutes.

5. Take time regularly to rest and recharge. A regular routine of rest and relaxation is as important to your health and energy as a good night’s sleep. By taking a day off, you’ll find that you become more productive in your work. Try these suggestions:

Establish one day a week to be your day of rest.

Plan your rest day ahead of time and design it to be a day you look forward to.

Don’t engage in any of your normal business work on your rest day.

Spend your rest day with loved ones.

 

In order to achieve our Debt Relief goal, we can be tempted to work ourselves hard so we get done as quickly as possible. We work long hours. We push ourselves. We’re driven. We’re task-oriented. We’re desperate to see ourselves get out of debt and succeed. And with all that focus on our goal, it’s easy to neglect our bodies. And when we neglect our physical health, inevitably our lives and everything else dear to us suffers.

Keep working toward achieving your debt relief goal, but take care of your body. After all, you only get one body!

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Anything you tolerate becomes normal to you. When you stop tolerating debt, you increase your ability to function without it.  You can get yourself debt free. It will take you some time, but the end is worth it!- Dan Heiland

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