Following good habits such as having good nutrition. exercising. and a healthy mindset is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle I believe health behaviors should include both positive and negative habits. Having a good balance of both, I believe promotes clean living. By that. I mean eating well more often but not limiting yourself and indulging at times. I live by in the saying “everything in moderation.” I will discuss the health behaviors present in my life and what caused these behaviors to become a pan of my daily routine.
One of my positive health behaviors would eat a healthy and balanced diet. I meet that by eating when hungry and picking denser nutritious food. and I cut out soda and sugary drinks from my diet. I only consume two types of beverages in my daily life, such as every morning I have a cup of coffee with cream but no sugar. The other one is water which I consume a healthy amount of.
My diet consists of healthy foods but I don‘t limit myself to simply only that.
Mondays through Thursdays I eat rather healthy foods such as salads meat and soup. But I find it healthy to not limit yourself to foods that have low sugar carbs etc. Because of that, on weekends. holidays. and birthdays. I will indulge in foods that aren‘t healthy. For example, processed foods, desserts. candy. pizza. etc. Now this healthy lifestyle of mine used to never be like this. Until freshman year of high school.
I never cared what went into my mouth. how many calories I eat. and did not get enough exercise. But once I stepped on the scale and read 200 pounds, I knew I needed to change my habits right away. Now, I am proud to say I weigh a healthy weight of about 148. But I don’t believe I live a wholesome lifestyle because of my poor habits.
Which includes the following not getting enough sleep a night and recreationally vaping. These habits I am not proud of but I‘m trying to fix and manage them. After taking the questionnaire How Do Your Health Habits Rate?. it was easy to name the areas that I need to work on. My only poor eating habit is the restrictiveness of not eating enough different foods daily. I can improve on this by adding more fruits, peas. beans, and seeds into my daily food intake. I will now focus on expanding my consumption of food groups. using planned out strategies. I will do this by choosing different foods and beverages from all the food groups to build healthier eating styles, Include these choices to help to meet my calorie and nutrient needs when having meals and snacks. Also. my consumption of whole-grain products is fairly low. To fix this. I will from now on check the ingredient list.
The first ingredient on a nutrition fact must contain the following whole grain, such as whole-grain oats/wheat or whole wheat. One of my positive health behaviors is exercise/fitness since I got an excellent score, I love to workout I consider myself a gym freak to be exact. I exercise on average five to six times per week for a little over an hour. My exercise performances vary and love switching my routine. so I won‘t get bored. My favorite workouts are walking fast pace on the treadmill at top incline. and the stair stepper which I last on average anywhere from half an hour to forty five minutes. After the completion of doing cardio. I will undertake strengthening workouts such as upper/lower back. abdominal machines. weights. etc, My worst score was in the Alcohol and DMG category. I received a five because I never looked into if my daily medications can even be mixed with alcohol as I‘ve never thought to check.
I received a low score because I rarely read the label and directions when taking medications. To fix these problems. I have to become more alert about the medicine I am taking and research to provide more information on them. From now on I will read the labels on medicine such as over-the-counter ones and will read the pamphlet that comes with my prescribed medications from the pharmacy. And last I recreationally drink alcohol and is unhealthy for me at all. To fix this problem I will not drink to “fit in” or fall under pressure when out with friends. This questionnaire has opened my eyes that I can harm my health with these unhealthy habits.