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Your Health: 5 Things Most People Get Wrong

When it comes to your health, you really shouldn’t take any risks. You can’t be too careful or thorough when it comes to your health. However, people still tend to get things wrong. If you want to avoid these mistakes in the future, here are 5 things most people get wrong:
Failing To Have A Balanced Life
Some people start on their journey to a healthy lifestyle, and fail to realize that this means having a balanced life. You don’t have to be perfect 100% of the time. In fact, trying to do this and feeling stressed about only putting health things in your body can be a disorder in itself, even if you’re not starving. Balance is about knowing when to treat yourself and when to eat a salad. It’s about eating a slice of cake on your birthday, and yes maybe getting a little drunk. Then going to the gym the next day. It’s all about balance! 

Thinking Supplements Will Do All Of The Work
Some supplements can be great. Some are a load of rubbish. Thinking that supplements will make you healthy without actually doing any work yourself is plain lazy, and false. Supplements can enhance your efforts, but they won’t do all of the work for you. 


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Buying Into 'Health/Weight Loss’ Marketing
Many things in the supermarkets today are marketed as weight loss or health products, when they are in fact the furthest thing from healthy. Smoothies, for example. Making them yourself is wonderful. Buying them from the shop can mean lots of excess sugar and unhealthy ingredients. Just because they are marketed as healthy doesn’t mean they are! Learning to read nutritional labels and understanding portion sizes can help you. 
Not Taking Mental Health Into Account
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, but there’s always been a bit of a taboo around it. You should never be ashamed of discussing your mental health. Some experience mild stress, some depression, and some even have delusions. Make sure you’re prepared to see a professional and work on choosing happiness and positivity. Some people can end up hurting themselves if mental health isn’t taken care of. Some may not even do this purposely, they just lose touch with reality. Personal injury claims are there for this, but you shouldn’t wait that long!

Thinking Starvation/Running Yourself Into The Ground Means Being Healthy 
Being healthy is about eating nourishing foods, getting a good amount of exercise, being balanced and feeling good. If you’re feeling negative, starve yourself, and work out until you’re physically exhausted, this is not being healthy. You should always focus on your health before you focus on your weight or anything like that! 
Your health and happiness should come before anything else. Make sure you focus on both of these things and you should live a much higher quality of life! If you have any of your own insights you’d like to share, leave a comment. Thanks for stopping by!