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Top 5 Health Goals That Aren't About Losing Weight

February 01, 20242 min read

Top 5 Health Goals That Aren't About Losing Weight

Often, we think health is all about dropping pounds. But living well is about more. It's feeling good, having energy, and wanting to get up and go! Here's a piece Rebecca wrote for Bulletproof audio that talks about five health goals. They're not about losing weight but changing your life for good. This is more than dieting. It's lifelong habits.

1. Eat More Veggies

9% of U.S. adults eat enough vegetables, says the CDC. Veggies aren't boring. They're full of fiber, vitamins, and vital stuff your body needs. They also fight dangerous diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, and obesity. Veggies, like leafy greens and colorful ones, have antioxidants that protect your brain. Having 2 to 3 cups of veggies a day can help you a lot. You can add greens in the morning, have a colorful salad at noon, and snack on prepared vegetables.

2. Go for Easy Swaps

Think about small changes for healthier living, such as sipping on fizzing water instead of fizzy drinks. Try fruits, olives, or nuts over sweet snacks. Cutting down your sugar helps a lot. Also, consider monk fruit, xylitol, or stevia instead of sugar. Putting collagen in your coffee is good too. It helps everything - from skin to joints.

3. Be Active

Your body needs to move. Regular exercise helps stay in shape, boosts mood, and wellness. You don't need to sweat it out in the gym. A post-meal walk, hourly stretch if you sit a lot, or a fun physical hobby can help. Say "yes" to the active life for the long run.

4. Focus on Good Sleep

Good sleep is critical. It affects your energy, mood, and brainpower. Kill the blue light from screens before sleep time, say "no" to late-night snacks, and limit afternoon caffeine for better sleep. Make a sleep routine and stick to it for your body to function its best.

5. Choose Strength Over Hunger

Make strength your friend, not hunger. Aim for well-being, not thin-ness. Remember, you are what you eat, and your body deserves the best. Enjoy your food – and your life.

Saying no to diet culture with its focus on restriction is freeing. Real health change stems from power and good nutrition, not from lacking. Making health plans that suit your personal needs—like building strength, boosting energy, or improving mental focus—is the real route to lasting well-being.

Final Thoughts

Embracing these five health goals can make you feel and perform differently every day. It's about wise choices that give and back your body from all angles. Wellness is an ongoing journey filled with betterment and self-learning. By targeting on these wider goals, you carve a path to a fitter, brighter life.

Set to start on a whole health trip? Investigate these methods and more to reach your full strength. Remember, your health is about feeling robust, lively, and satisfied more than just losing weight.

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Dr. Andrea

Experienced Chiropractor with a demonstrated history of working in the alternative medicine industry. Skilled in Healthcare, Medicine, Nutrition, Fitness, and a Certified Ergonomist. A strong business development professional with a Master's degree focused in Sports Health Science and a doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University.

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