To become healthy start leading a lifestyle that is conducive to your health! Find time to exercise, eat healthy, and practice other healthy habits. A great way to start is by going for walks, and starting a food journal. By doing this, you’re beginning taking the first steps to being more active and paying attention to your diet. Are the foods you eat healthy? What adjustments can you make to consume a healthier diet?
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National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
Mark Dickey - NASM Elite Trainer, NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answered
To become a healthier you, getting the proper nutrition, sleep, and exercise is a simple solution that will require changing your lifestyle. The payoffs will come immediately and will last into your golden years.
To get there, first see your health care provider to get a medical clearance/physical and an understanding of your current health and general fitness. Be sure to address any stress or mental health issues you may have with your health care provider. A healthy body needs a healthy mind.
Consulting with a nutritionist will help you establish a healthy diet that will meet your nutritional needs.
Set for yourself goals that are realistic, measurable, and in a reasonable time frame to attained your desired results. Usually a twelve week time frame is a reliable long term measurement, with two week time frames for short term goals.
Before starting with your exercise program, meet with a NASM personal trainer to design for you a fitness program, and perform a dynamic postural assessment. A dynamic postural assessment observes your basic body movements, how you muscles and joints work together, and to look for any imbalances in your posture alignment. An optimal posture alignment lets your body produce at a high level of functional strength, movement and range of motion.
Also be prepared for the effort necessary to achieve your goals and to enjoy the results of a healthier you.
Lorenzo Rawls , NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answered
Nutrition and exercise are the main building blocks for implementing a healthy lifestyle. Health can be defined as a person's mental or physical condition. Although many individuals will have a different definition of health, the key is to educate yourself on the fundamentals of healthy living and apply these principles to your daily life. A recommended starting point would be visiting a nutritionist and medical physician for a physical. These two actions should supply key insight and contribute to building a sturdy foundation for composing a plan of action towards a healthy way of life.
Joan Roth , NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answered
Becoming healthy is as much a state of mind as it is a state of being. It involves adopting a mindset around making healthy eating choices on a regular basis and being as active as possible for one's present condition. It often begins with getting medical clearance to start something new if a person has been inactive or is recovering from an illness. It's important to gather information so you know what is right for you.
Get professional referrals from people(friends or family) who you trust and respect. Consulting a RD if nutrition is an issue can be very helpful in teaching you to make great food choices for a lifetime and to provide you with the tools to be able to change behavior. Working with a fitness professional can also start you on the right track by identifying any physical compensations and creating a custom exercise program around personal goals.
Eat healthy, be active and get the most out of life. Finding balance in life is the key and exercise and nutrition are a great place to begin.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.