Chances are, if you’re like most Americans, your health really sucks.
More than half of Americans are overweight and obese, and hardly anyone is eating the recommended seven servings of fruits and vegetables.
In this article, we’re going to look at ten reasons why your health sucks, and I’m going to offer ten fresh insights for how you can fix those problems.
Table of Contents
- Why Your Health Sucks, 10 Fresh Insights
- #1. You Don’t Properly Set Up Your Workstation
- #2. You’re Having Unsafe Sex
- #3. You’re Bottling Up All Your Stress
- #4. You Don’t Eat Your Vegetables
- #5. You’ve Become Embedded With Technology
- #6. You’re Drinking An Energy Drink Every Morning
- #7. You Let Machines Handle All The Hard Work
- #8. You Aren’t Pushing Yourself At The Gym
- #9. You Think Diet Soda Is Healthy
- #10. You Don’t Take Responsibility For Your Life
Why Your Health Sucks, 10 Fresh Insights
#1. You Don’t Properly Set Up Your Workstation
If you have a desk set-up that doesn’t offer optimal ergonomics, you could be hurting your musculoskeletal system.
You could be creating problems from yourself, problems like backache, hunched shoulders, chronic back pain, neck pain, and acute headaches.
Your hips and knees should be roughly a right angle, with your feet supported with a footrest. You also want your elbows at a right angle, with your forearms supported by a keyboard support or the desk.
Your eye-line should be right on with the top of the computer screen. Now, maybe you’ve got a perfect desk set-up. Still, you’re probably not getting up every hour to move around and stretch.
Doctors are now saying that sitting is the new smoking. Ensure that you’re getting up regularly throughout the workday.
#2. You’re Having Unsafe Sex
If you’re having unsafe sex in the 21st century, you’re just being dumb.
STDs are on the rise, and everyone knows the risks nowadays. Have you seen what influences our youth? Are you familiar with the culture now?
Still, we get caught up in the heat of the moment and forget important tips that could save our lives.
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“Don’t be a fool – wrap your tool.”
#3. You’re Bottling Up All Your Stress
If your life doesn’t have any stress, you’re doing something wrong.
You need some stress in your life, or you’re not really living it. Still, you can sometimes encounter or accumulate too much stress without expelling it or being able to cope with it.
There’s a lot of evidence that stress can be harmful to your health.
High stress levels are associated with metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Learn some basic coping mechanisms and talk to a therapist about how you can de-stress.
Stress is a killer.
#4. You Don’t Eat Your Vegetables
It’s been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that we need seven to eight servings of fresh fruits and vegetables each day, but hardly anyone gets that. A lot of people have been conditioned to dislike the taste of vegetables, but there are ways to get creative and overcome that.
Any cookbook can show you how to get creative with vegetables, and you can even incorporate several into a single dish, i.e., stir-fry. You can also buy a commercial blender for raw smoothies and soups. If you add berries or stone fruits to your blended soups, they taste amazing.
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#5. You’ve Become Embedded With Technology
Are you inseparable from technology?
You might have a new macbook, tablet or smartphone, and access to all the best social outlets. You’ve become obsessed without even realizing it…
It happened naturally. First this device, then that device, and now your room looks like a retro spaceship dashboard, with screens everywhere.
You need to shut off the TV, Internet, and video games for a week, and you’ll see that you have a lot more time for exercise and more productive things.
#6. You’re Drinking An Energy Drink Every Morning
If you’re jolting your body with caffeine and sugar without any fiber or calories to ground you, you’re setting yourself up for a really rough day. You’ll start to slump and crave more sugar and sweets after a couple hours.
If you need caffeine, drink a cup of black coffee or organic green tea, but eat a hearty breakfast, too. Coffee doesn’t contain any sugar, artificial sweeteners, or adulterants.
#7. You Let Machines Handle All The Hard Work
You might take the escalator every chance you get, hail a taxi or get on a bus when you could walk… Or you park as close as you can to the grocery store or gym entrance entrance.
Start walking, running, jogging, taking the stairs, and skipping the machines, whenever you can. Daily activity is more important than going to the gym a couple of times per week.
#8. You Aren’t Pushing Yourself At The Gym
Junk food and low energy means you’re probably taking a leisurely stroll when you get onto the treadmill.
Instead, you should have a few protein bars before heading into the gym, mentally prepare yourself to exercise intensely, and add weights to your routine.
#9. You Think Diet Soda Is Healthy
If you load up on junk food at your favorite diner, and order a diet soda on the side, you’re not doing yourself any favors.
You’re not off-setting the calories from your meal. Plus, diet soda has artificial sweeteners and sugar, and there are some indications that diet soda can cause you to crave sweets later in the day.
#10. You Don’t Take Responsibility For Your Life
You might blame the personal trainer, your family, or your job hours, but you have to take your health into your hands.
Like anything else in life, if it’s truly important to you, you’ll find a way to be healthy.
Health by choice, not by chance.