What Does Living A Healthy Lifestyle Mean?

Living a healthy lifestyle is not only about avoiding fatty foods, cutting down on caffeine and taking up an expensive gym membership. Health is not solely about the size of your body; it’s about being happy within yourself, avoiding detrimental situations and substances and taking care of yourself as a whole. Ideally it would be a life long commitment but everyone knows that temptation is inevitable and if being healthy means being bored and deprived, then it’ll all go pear-shaped quickly.

So, what to avoid and what to embrace are key questions. Fundamentally, it should be obvious. Everything in moderation is the best way to look at it. Yes, you can enjoy the pork ribs, just not three times a week! You can party till the wee hours of the morning on Friday night and aim for more restorative activities Saturday night. Living a healthy lifestyle is about balance. You know what’s good for you but you want what feels good to you.

Exercise, a healthy diet and avoiding stress are the three most important ways you can ensure you are living a healthy lifestyle. Prevention is also a good thing to take on board. Have regular checkups with your doctor and dentist. Go for your pap smears/prostate checks, breast exams and any other examinations that will help you to catch early any potential hazards to your health.

Be aware of how much you enjoy your life, or not. If every day seems like another reason to drag your feet then do something about it. We’re a long time dead, live your life while you’re here. Hate your job? Find alternative employment. Marriage problems? Seek counselling. Sure, it’s not as simple as a two or three word answer, but identifying what ails you and rectifying it is the answer. Living a healthy lifestyle is up to you and you alone.

Review: ‘Living A Laptop Lifestyle’ Book

I recently came across the book, ‘Living A Laptop Lifestyle’ and had the pleasure of meeting the authors, Greg and Fiona Scott. They gave a presentation, at an event put on by the Six Figure Mentors for its members, about how to write your own book. So who better to show what works in internet marketing, than someone who has already been there.

‘Living a Laptop Lifestyle’ is their story into how they found their feet in marketing on the internet. Like many people in today’s economic climate, their circumstances forced them to make changes to the way they earned an income. After Fiona was made redundant, from a high paying job, they had to re-think how to reclaim their lives. Determined to never trade their time for money again, Fiona and Greg decided to start their own business… but they had no idea where to start and what business to go into.

They attended what they call a ‘pitch fest’. This is a conference where other internet marketers talk about their products and have a platform to sell their ‘time limited offers’ or ‘money off for first 50 to sign up today’. If you have never been to one of these, count your self lucky, it is not a pleasant sight. Go to one to learn, but beware that you could end up buying products you may never need especially if you are new to internet marketing because you will not know what works and what doesn’t.

If you are thinking of starting out online, books written by entrepreneurs, like Greg and Fiona, can give you many tips and resources to get you started in the right direction to set up and run an online business.

Some of the points that are raised in the book, ‘Living a Laptop Lifestyle’,

1. Initial Investment

If you are starting out online, then don’t expect to invest zero. Many people think that they can start out online with nothing and earn millions. They may well have their bubble burst. Greg and Fiona talk about the reality of starting out online. Just as you can’t start an offline business with no money, so it follows that you will need to have some money to invest into your internet business.

2. The Pitfalls of Working for Yourself

If you are just starting out to build an online business, then you will need to be disciplined. The importance of time management and keeping to schedules is crucial when you are working for yourself. This book gives some useful tips and offers some tools that the couple use to help them schedule their time.

3. Mindset

The book does have a large section on mindset and you might wonder why. When starting out online you will realize that you will be working in isolation, so keeping a positive mindset is essential to your success.

4. Fear of Technology

Greg and Fiona break down this topic and show how the internet is accessible to everyone, no matter what your level of computer knowledge. There is no need to be afraid of the internet and to let this stop you from taking action to start out online. They give lots of advice about outsourcing and how to gain the skills you need to be successful online.

5. Keeping Focused

One of the reasons that stop many newcomers from succeeding in an online business, is that they keep chasing ‘shiny objects’. This means that they start one system, then a new one comes their way, so they drop everything to start something new and never complete any! They give up believing that building a business online doesn’t work. Greg and Fiona talk about how they avoided these ‘shiny objects’ and stayed focused on their goals and how you can too.

You will find links to Greg and Fiona’s businesses and this part of the reason for any one with a business to write a book. Whilst giving lots of advice and information about your own story, a book will also provide the opportunity for lead generation. So if you are starting out online then you will want to read this book. Similarly if you have been online for a while, then this book will help you to outline what you need to consider when writing your own story to build your own online business.

Living a Healthy Lifestyle

To be Living a Healthy Lifestyle is something we all want! We want to enjoy great health, have an increase of energy, and have the perfect desired weight! No one likes to be sick, have health problems, or experience pain, discomfort or disease on a daily basis. We want to be healthy and trim!

In essence, we all want the benefits of good health, yet the benefits only come through good choices. Good healthy choices produce good health benefits and poor choices produce poor health (at least eventually), even though most of us make poor choices but want the healthy benefits. Is making healthy choices really that hard? Are we just ignorant to what good choices are, or are we allowing our habits to control us?

You can have the healthy benefits with a little bit of education, common sense, application, as well as a desire to make a permanent change – a change for great permanent health results!

Here are some suggestions for Living a Healthy Lifestyle consistently, easily and permanently.

1) Recognize that a permanent change is necessary, is achievable, but will take commitment, and you need to do what ever it takes to achieve it. Take the time to find the proper resources to make changes that will give you lasting win-win results. Truth is truth, and sound principles should be sought after rather than a particular “diet”. Educate yourself so you have a foundation on which to make good choices.

2) Goal setting is always important in order to really succeed. Write down your long term goals, then set monthly, weekly and daily goals. Review your goals daily and keep your eyes and mind focused on them.

3) Take the time to plan and prepare each day and commit to healthy eating and preparing healthy recipes. Shop at a market that will support your goals, and prepare healthy foods that will work with your body not against it. Grab healthy snacks and drinks that will also benefit you. Remember, it’s the little things that are often the most important.

4) Commit to some form of physical fitness program every day at a certain time for a set amount of time, then stick to it. Challenge yourself, and reward your success (not with a chocolate sundae – but with something that will last like a new article of clothing, etc.). Having a consistent fitness program and being active is a key to increasing your energy, vitality and youthfulness.

5) Surround yourself with health minded individuals, health minded activities, health minded literature, health minded foods, stores, restaurants, and events. This is a lifestyle of your choosing and if you have the support of other people and things, it will be much easier.

6) Your lifestyle, current or future, is all a matter of habits. Good habits of time management and planning, setting goals, eating healthy foods and drinks, and being active with a daily physical fitness program, will help you produce a positive, healthy, permanent change in you. Establish these good habits and let go of the old habits that keep you from reaching your goals.

Living a Healthy Lifestyle is not just for others. It’s for you too! Start today by deciding this is for you and you can do it! Take the steps to achieve your dreams then live your dreams today!