When you are young and full of life, you do not often think about your health and wellness as it pertains to the rest of your life. It is easy to feel immortal and that nothing can ever come along to take away your health. The problem is that once you hit your thirties and your forties, the tests you must take to keep up with your health and the things that could come up are going to surprise you. As uncool as it may seem at times, you have to think about what you are putting into your body now so that it will remain strong and healthy for as long as possible.
Health and wellness is something that you should learn from your parents, but this is not always the case. Families sometimes have to buy what they can afford, and the cheapest foods are also the most unhealthy. The childhood obesity epidemic attests to this. These parents do not want their children to be unhealthy, but they simply have few choices when trying to stretch food dollars. If you grew up with poor eating habits for any reason, now is the time to change. It is never to late to learn new things, though it can be hard to make a huge switch. You can do it.
Getting up and moving around are also important for health and wellness. Do not allow your kids to play video games for hours on end. Get them up and get them moving. One of the times when many people lose their ability to get out there and do things is actually after college or high school when they start working full time. They no longer have huge activities for school and they are tired from work. Many adults gain weight because of a lack of exercise and making fast food choices. Be aware of each choice you make. It is easy to keep moving than it is to start all over again.
It is essential that each person think about health and wellness in both food and exercise, but also in what they put into their body. Do you think that those drinking binges have not effected you because they are in your past? Think again. Did you do drugs in college but quit? That does not mean the damage has not already been done. If you smoke, you have to quit. It can be a very hard thing to do, but it is something that can save your life and add years of quality life to your lifespan. You’ll probably have grand-kids one day and you’ll want to be around for them for as long as possible.
You cannot do much about past mistakes in regards to your health and wellness, but you can think about each thing that you do from here on out. You can also make sure you teach your children better habits and warn them about long term health effects of drugs and drinking. They may not listen, but you can give it your best shot. Do what you can and remember that though things come up that you have no control over, you can better your chances for recovery by living the healthiest life you can now. It always pays off down the road.