Since the pandemic, our health has become more important to us now than it ever has been before, which is why it's so imperative that we take care of it. The saying “new year, new me” has had the power to motivate many people over the years, but the matter of the fact is that it's a new year, same old you. How you've treated your body in the past has a huge impact on your future health. Thankfully, no matter how young or old you are, there is still time to put your health back in your control and make a positive impact on your life. How does one take control of their health? Keep reading to find out!
Exercise and MOOOVE
Time and time again we have been told to exercise or even simply go outside to improve our health. There is something about mooovement that is instrumental to our well-being. At Grateful Graze, we are constantly moving our livestock-not necessarily for exercise purposes-but movement has been a part of animals’ instincts since the beginning of time. Now, if you are anything like me, you DREAD running and long, tiring ab workouts. Luckily getting exercise does not mean you have to become a bodybuilder or even train for a marathon. For example, I personally do not like intense workouts but still believe exercise to be very important, so just pop in some head phones and go for a walk or even jump on a bike and get riding. Don’t be concerned how long your walk was or how many miles you ran when you are done, just go until you feel like you have accomplished something for the day!
Don’t Eat BAAAD Food
Many of us have tried different diets, especially around this time of year, but it's hard to stay motivated to eat that salad or forget about that dessert. Of course the easiest way to not eat baaad food, is to not buy it. Now that I live on my own, I can control what I purchase. I refuse to buy soda and candy or any other unhealthy sweets-not that you can't treat yourself every once in a while. I also purchase more fresh fruits and vegetables. Another game-changer for me has been that I only eat when I am hungry. And, if it feels I am especially hungry one day, I will keep extra busy, so I do not have time to even think about food. Not only can you avoid eating bad food, but you should also look into buying healthier alternatives. Grassfed meats are a great example of a healthier option because they have less fats and high omega 3 content. Not to mention, Grateful Graze makes it convenient and affordable for its customers to eat grassfed meats. It's not just how your meat is raised that makes it healthier, but you can also choose what kinds of meat you eat. Did you know that liver is one of the healthiest parts of a cow you can eat because it is extremely high in vitamin A, folic acid, iron, and zinc? Needless to say it is the most nutrient dense organ meat and can help improve your eye health and reduce the risk of various diseases.
Have an EGGCELLENT Attitude
Though Covid-19 has brought much stress and sadness into our hearts, there is no denying the underlying gifts, including that we are more ready to attend to our health. Many of us have also gotten to spend more time with family, experiencing precious and intimate moments that we otherwise wouldn't have gotten to pre-Covid. With that said, let us head into 2021 with open hearts and an eggcellent attitude. One way to improve your attitude this year is to make a habit of listing off reasons you are lucky to be alive either right when you wake up or before you go to bed. It helps you put things in perspective while reminding you to live each day to the fullest! Finally, I think we have also gotten a bad case of the “lazies” during the past year, so let us gather a new work ethic and start motivating ourselves to pursue our dreams more than we ever have before this new year! And remember, we have the power to make 2021 the best year yet!