Mandate broccoli. Mandate running. Mandate eight hours of sleep. I am guessing that you might disagree with some of these mandates. Broccoli might not taste good to you. You hate running or say you are unable to run. Sleep is unable to be controlled so you lay in bed awake for part of your eight hours. You can see that health related mandates can be ridiculous.
It’s your choice. It’s your health. What do you want to achieve or maintain? What is important to you? Maintaining or improving health is a matter of choices most of the time. A healthy diet, regular exercise, a little sunshine, some smiles, and positive interactions with others can help you be a healthier person, whatever your circumstance. And you might feel better.
You have likely heard this advice. Eat a varied diet of vegetables, grains, proteins and some fruit. Try to stay away from processed foods, if possible. Get regular exercise each day to start by just incorporating it into your daily routine, like walking your dog, taking the stairs, parking farther away. Get together with friends or family and enjoy each other’s company.
Sounds so easy. Why did I become a nurse health coach then? Every single person is an individual unique person with their own way of being. I can’t wait to meet you!