It’s weird to me that I have to write about reasons why it is important to stay healthy, but people need to know. So many people do not take care of their bodies and because of that they are experiencing many health issues. Issues like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are infecting people like it is an epidemic, and many people do nothing about it. We need to understand that our choices are not just affecting our own lives, but they are also affecting friends and family around us. Especially parents! The way we live our lives is going to reflect and influence our children’s lives. If we teach them bad eating habits or teach them no workout habits, it is possible that when they grow up they too will also struggle with obesity, heart disease or diabetes.
Besides family and friends, here are some other reasons to live a healthy lifestyle:
You get one life! - This is not some type of game that you can hit the reset button on and start over. Your life is valuable, you get one chance to live this life. When we live unhealthy lives, we not only limit our lifespans but we also limit the fun things we can do in this world.
Save money! – Everyone is trying to save money. Do you know that you can be saving yourself thousands of dollars if you live a healthy lifestyle. Being healthy will help you stay out of the hospital, and help you fight off diseases, reduce injuries that can land you expensive bills. Plus as you get older, your life insurance will be cheaper too.
Self-confidence – The feeling of looking yourself in the mirror and not liking what you see can be very depressing. When you start to make healthy choices and begin to look better it can help your self-confidence and help reduce depression. I know it sounds kind of vain, but it is true.
Strength – Being strong might not appeal to you, but it is absolutely amazing what you can do when you become strong and have stamina. Getting on a healthy and livable diet and teaming that with a great workout routine, can give you strength and stamina to do thing you were not able to do before.
So those are just a few reasons why it is important for us to live healthy lifestyles.