My Habits With A Healthy Lifestyle

915 WordsOct 19, 20154 Pages
Around 4 years ago I made the conscious decision to live a healthier lifestyle. I decided almost as an experiment to refine my eating habits, start exercising on a regular basis, cut back on drinking alcohol and to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night. I wanted to see if it made any impact on how I felt both mentally and physically. After maintaining these new habits for a couple of months I realized how much happier, calmer and healthier I felt. I also noticed that I personally respond positively to having a schedule that I follow everyday. In the beginning the whole process of changing how I lived was not simple, however eventually I felt amazing. Four years later and I am still seeing the positive aftereffects of living this way and have made even more positive adjustments due to how incredible it makes me feel. It has become second nature and I do not think I will ever go back to my old unhealthy habits. On a regular week I have about 7-8 hours of sleep a day and I work out in some capacity 7 days a week. I have 5 days where I exercise for at least 30 minutes a day and on the other two days I do 15 – 20 minutes. Since making the decision to be healthier I am at the point now where I need to be active everyday, even if its just a quick 15 minute session, it helps start my day on the right foot and keeps me balanced. I revel in working out and due to it bringing me pleasure; it ends up being a stress reducer (Sapolsky, 2010, p.261). Unfortunately work lately has

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