Managing your health should be a top priority for you because once you lose your health; it is difficult to get it back. Losing weight is not the only thing you need to do to be healthy nor is it even the most important thing to having a healthy lifestyle.
Managing a healthy lifestyle is putting together a comprehensive plan for your mental health, your physical health, exercise, weight management, stress management, and even hormone management.
Being balanced and healthy on a physical, physiological and mental level are all essential components of a healthy lifestyle. However, aging, life events, and the stressors of everyday life can result in you putting a healthy lifestyle on the backburner.
The best way to create a sustainable and healthy lifestyle is for you to start practicing healthy tips. Here are six tips for a healthy lifestyle.
Manage Your Reactions to Stress
Stress is an inevitable part of life. Whether that stress is from work, personal relationships with friends, family, and kids, or with internal mental issues, you’re going to have to deal with stress. However, if you don’t know how to manage your stress effectively, it can manifest in your body in harmful and destructive ways.
Some physical reactions and symptoms to stress are tense muscles, sweating, racing heartbeat, an inability to concentrate, inability to sleep, hypertension, headaches or migraines, and susceptibility to viral infections.
Continued reactions to stress can cause some semi-permanent consequences such as adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue is when the adrenal gland is not working properly to release hormones that help our bodies burn fat, control blood pressure and blood sugar. Consequently, if our bodies can’t burn fat, control blood pressure and blood sugar, we can end up with diabetes, kidney failure, high blood pressure and more.
As mentioned before, stress is inevitable so the best thing we can do is manage our reactions to stress by using some effective and healthy coping mechanisms. Some common things you can do to manage your response to stress are:
- Incorporate light exercise such as walking into your daily routine
- Make sure to get at least 7-8 hours of quality sleep per night
- Get a supportive social group
- Talk to a therapist to find out the root of your stress and learn additional coping strategies
- Take up a hobby
- Work with a physician to see if there are any medications that you could take to kick-start your healthy lifestyle.
Manage a Healthy Weight
While managing a healthy weight is not the only part of a healthy lifestyle, it still makes up a significant portion of it. Managing a healthy weight can be hard especially for obese people who have spent the majority of their lives losing and regaining extra weight.
The trick with losing weight and keeping it off is to have healthy habits in place such as eating a healthy diet that is full of a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, and fats as well as sticking to an exercise regimen.
Our walk-in clinic in San Francisco and San Jose have a variety of options and treatment plans that’ll help you finally lose the weight and keep it off. We have qualified physicians that can help to decide if a weight loss medication such as phentermine or HCG injections is right for you.
If you don’t want to use medication, we also have a variety of exercise programs and Lipo-B shots that can help speed up your weight loss.
Manage Your Mental Health
Sometimes, mental anguish can diminish our quality of life by making things that were once enjoyable, no longer enjoyable. It can also make us isolate ourselves, have problems in our personal relationships and make concentrating at work and school difficult.
If you’ve experienced trauma at any point in your life or if you have a mental illness, it can make life unbearable if you don’t have the proper tools and medication to treat it. If a loved one or friends have mentioned to you that your behavior has changed or that you need help, make sure to reach out to a qualified therapist that can help you get back to being happy in your life.
Managing your mental health is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy and happy.
Manage Your Hormones
You may not know but an imbalance in hormones can make you feel downright terrible. A lack of the necessary hormones due to aging or just due to hormonal imbalance can make you feel extremely tired, have a lack of concentration, experience night sweats, and hot flashes, decreased fertility, vaginal dryness, and more.
Needless to say, managing your hormones is essential to your wellbeing. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy could be exactly what you need to help you feel your best. These types of hormones are natural because they’re made from plants and they’re created in such a way that they are identical to your own hormones so your body doesn’t know the difference.
In addition to helping with the symptoms above, it can also prevent bone loss, which in turn prevents bone fractures; it can improve energy and vitality.
Stop Unhealthy Behaviors
Last but certainly not least, you need to let go of unhealthy behaviors if you want to live your best life. Smoking cigarettes, holding on to stressful relationships, constantly eating unhealthy foods, not moving on a daily basis, and using substances to cope with mental anguish can all lead to an unhealthy lifestyle.
When you think about having happiness, having an increased mental and physical state, you realize that these unhealthy habits are simply not worth it. Also, these unhealthy habits are increasing the negative consequences in your life, which in turn makes you want to turn to these unhealthy habits even more!
Here at EZCare Clinic in San Francisco, we have a variety of care plan treatments and qualified professionals to help you with all aspects of your health. Whether you need to speak to a therapist for a mental illness or to get to the root of your weight, we can help. We also offer bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, smoking cessation services and more.