The Four Keys To Healthy Living

I’m so excited to share this with all of you!  I started writing this blog a while back and finally getting it out to the public! 🙂  Initially I was going to go into a detailed description of each one all in the same blog, but I’ve decided to break it down into five blogs starting with this introduction.

Four Keys To Healthy Living

  1. Balanced Diet
  2. Adequate Sleep
  3. Sufficient Exercise
  4. Positive Attitude

In order to feel healthy, strong and energized, all four of these elements need to be present.  If only one of them is out of wack, things may not be so bad, but if more than one or ALL of them are out of balance, life is probably not feeling so good.  Each key factor can and will effect mental, emotional and physical health when not in balance.  I will do my best to describe how this is so, and how best to go about having a balanced diet, adequate sleep, sufficient exercise and a healthy attitude.  However, ultimately each person needs to listen to their own body and what FEELS GOOD, not just in the moment, but hours and days later.

All of the four keys to healthy living, are proactive ways to be healthy.  Regardless of what point you are starting from there is always room for improvement.  There is a book called, Your Body’s Many Cries For Water, which correlates dehydration with all sicknesses.  It is my belief that any sickness or imbalance in the body or mind is due to an imbalance of any combination of these four keys, or even just one of them: diet, sleep, exercise and attitude.  Become very familiar with these four things and very aware of how you are with them in your life.

Regarding a healthy diet, if you ask ten people what a “healthy diet” is, you will get ten different answers.  The same is true for all four of these aspects of health.  However, I have studied and explored diet thoroughly, starting about twenty years ago when I used to get sick frequently.  At that time I was eating college campus food, smoking cigarettes, not maintaining healthy sleeping habits or exercising regularly and my mental / emotional health was less than optimal.  From the experience of not being very healthy and through the process of becoming a healthy person, I have learned the main factors of good health… again, do what works for you as far as the specifics, but I will share in more detail what has worked for me in upcoming blogs.

This is not about comparing yourself to me, or to anyone else.  It’s about learning how to be healthier and feel better and improving your own habits.  Have fun with it and be well! ❤  Someone recently told me to start thinking about going to bed early as a way to indulge in self care, a healthy vice if you will.  Maybe a different perspective on these things is all we need..?

If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments of this blog.  As I mentioned in the beginning, this is what works for me, and from what I have learned it is a general guideline for just about anyone.  As always, do your research and do what works best for you and feels good for your body.



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