Lessons Learned About Health

Why People Fail to Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle

Today, people are more conscious of fitness and health. Just go online and you will find many online articles about the healthy lifestyle, the right kinds of food to eat, and any kind of info that you need on this subject matter. Despite of these literature and all the warnings given to us, there are still a lot of people who fail in their attempt at becoming fit and healthy. Despite the warnings and despite our understanding of the warnings, there are still a lot of people who eat high-calorie diets and engage in harmful behaviors like taking drugs and drinking alcohol. It seems that people who have set their heart at doing the right things have found themselves unable to attain their goals. This indicates that achievivng a healthy lifestyle is a difficult thing to do which is also evidenced by the increasing stress-related sicknesses that people experience today. Why are so many people failing to achieve a healthy lifestyle?

The problems lies in the desire of each individual to gratify himself. We don’t want to wait for a long time to see results but we want to ratify ourselves immediately after we have done something good. A lot of people today, if asked to choose between an instant reward over a better one promised in the future, will quickly choose the instant one. People can’t wait for a better reward in the future, and if there is something that they can get now, they will surely get it.

If you apply this to living a healthy lifestyle, you cannot really see its effects immediately, but you need to wait for a while for you to see the results in your body. While you know that it is not good to be overweight, dieting and exercise puts you off when you think of feeling hungry afterwards, getting tired and sweaty and having you deny yourself treats for a long time. Since there is no immediate reward to exercising and eating less, even though you will feel better for trying, you let it pass. This is the reason why doing what is best you’re your health is so hard.

The best solution to this problem is to apply the element of instant gratification to your health plan. Just remember that it is not impossible to lay aside instant gratification to gain health benefits. Overcoming the problem of instant gratification can be done in several ways. There are many tricks that can help you overcome this. In your health plan, add a bit of instant gratification. If, then, you are able to achieve a health goal, do something to motivate yourself. These rewards can help you slowly achieve your goals.

Don’t make a mistake of rewarding yourself with food items that will go against your health goals. These things can get you past the need for instant gratification.