7 Basic Health Goals

I have heard it said that if you want something to get done, you need to put it in writing. In another words, include it in your list of things to get done or your priorities for the day (week, month, year).

I have recently checked my weight and I do not plan to add some more pounds. This is not just for aesthetic purposes but it is also ensure I stay healthy and fit. Hence I am writing here some of my basic health goals for the year. You might find it useful as well.

Reduce rice meals to only twice a day. As I am Asian, it is our practise to eat rice three times a day. I have begun reducing this to 2 times a day. For my one other meal I eat fruit or oats.

Make the effort to walk and move around whenever possible. Health experts say that one of our foremost health enemies now is a sedentary lifestyle. Proof? We are seated in front of our work/computers most hours of the day! My own personal solution to this is to see to it that I get up from my seat several times in a day. Whenever possible, I get off from my ride before reaching my actual destination and walk the rest of the way. As I have mentioned in one of my earlier post, I also do some dance moves at home 🙂

Get enough sleep. This is really basic to staying healthy. We need to give enough hours for our body, our minds to rest.

Remember to eat vegetables and fruits. We need more fiber in our body which these provide along, of course, with the nutrients they offer.

Less salt and less sugar intake. By this I mean, being intentional in limiting taking foods with lost of sugar or salt. The key is moderation.

Do things that refresh and relax. Life should not be all work. We need to take time to also do things that gives us joy as well as things that are not part of our regular routine. This helps us get a fresher perspective of life and it also helps ignite creativity. For me this can mean listening to music, watching a movie, playing a game, reading a book, travelling and writing poetry.

Take care of the spiritual center. I believe that central in my life is my relationship with God, that He has a call for me in this life. I need to always be reminded of this and make sure that I take time to pray, read the Bible and be involved in blessing other people. This may be written last here but it is definitely not the least.

So these are on my basic health goal list. What about you? I hope you continue to stay fit and healthy in your own corner of the world 🙂