The human body is a powerful, resilient machine, able to withstand a lot of abuse and neglect. But sooner or later, ignoring the natural needs of the body starts creeping up on people, and they end up with a lot of ‘strange’ health problems, including chronic fatigue, thyroid problems, digestive issues, adrenal fatigue and mental and emotional problems. Why is that so?
Just look at the ultra-busy, fast-paced lifestyles that most people lead: working at least 40 hours a week at a job they hate, eating highly processed, stripped-of -nutrients foods, spending every free minute in front of a TV or a computer. How can our bodies endure such stress and neglect? The answer is – they can’t.
Sooner or later, everyone leading an unhealthy lifestyle gets sick in one way or another. Some people end up feeling depressed and anxious, others develop diabetes and serious digestive issues, and some even get cancer.
If we want to continue living in a modern society, is there anything we can really do about improving our health though? Absolutely!
Returning to Nature
It’s entirely possible to work a normal nine-to-five job, have a family and millions of house chores every day, and still be healthy. Here is how: return to nature.
- Eat a healthy, wholesome diet, full of fruits, veggies, whole grains (if not gluten-sensitive), lean protein and healthy fats. Sure, you may not be able to eat perfectly healthy at all times, but do try to make it a priority. Then, slipping from time to time won’t be a huge problem.
- Sleep enough and sleep well. Try to have normal sleeping patterns, meaning go to bed and wake up at the similar time every day. Also, make sure you sleep enough, which is generally between 7 and 9 hours a night.
- Exercise and take regular walks in nature. Even if you have a jam-packed schedule, it’s crucial you fit in exercise somewhere. Three times a week is all it takes, and in the meantime, take walks in nature whenever you can.
- And finally, don’t forget to relax and have fun. Pick a hobby, get with your friends or simply read a book – do whatever makes you relaxed and happy, and do it often.