Living a healthy lifestyle plays a big part in the level of success that you attain in life. It is unfortunate that many people do not appreciate the value of their health until they lose it. A healthy lifestyle increases your chances of success significantly to enjoy more and more of it as you grow older.
Healthiness encompasses the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental aspect of your life. All of them are important for your overall wellbeing. Physical health encompasses physical exercise and eating the right foods that build your body as well as keep it in good shape. Your emotional wellbeing plays a big part in healthy living. Positive emotions energize you while negative emotions can lead to stress and depression.
Your spiritual life is also important as it influences your beliefs and behavior. Beliefs hold the greatest potential for good or harm. This is where the mental aspect comes in. All these different facets need to be in alignment to have a healthy lifestyle.
Let us look at some of the reasons why they should be in alignment for you to have a good level of success:
1. Peace of mind
We get peace through the Word of God, the kind of peace that surpasses all understanding in an imperfect world. There are so many problems in the world that are enough to make you go crazy but if you remain plugged into the Lord by meditating on His word you can be assured that even when you go through trials you will conquer.
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” ~ Psalm 34:19
Our major battles take place in the mind therefore it is imperative to constantly cultivate the mind and feed it with positive thoughts only. This one area of healthy living has a direct influence on the other ones so you should take good care of your mind.
2. Keeps your body in good shape
A healthy lifestyle through the food you eat and the physical activity that you do keeps your body in good shape. When your body is in good shape you will have the energy to constantly work on your life goals. This is particularly important when you consider that your body naturally becomes weaker the older you get.
A level of intentionality is necessary to keep yourself in good physical shape. Some people do not go very far in their life because they lose the energy and motivation to stick it out. It is partly a result of lacking the motivation and keeping their bodies in good physical shape.
You must therefore do physical exercise and eat the right foods to ensure that your body is taken care of.
In short a healthy lifestyle enables you to live longer than the average person. The longer you live the more you can accomplish in life before your life comes to an end. The few people that live well into old age developed good lifestyle habits such as exercising and eating the right foods.
A lot of the food today is detrimental to our bodies and therefore reduces our lifespan significantly. It would be wise to take your health seriously so that you live long.