According to the American Psychological Association, over half of Americans have delayed or canceled their healthcare services during the pandemic, further exacerbating the detrimental effects of stress.
So, how can we get back to living healthier lifestyles? We must address all aspects of our health to get back on track to be our best selves.
Establish Health Goals
First, get into the right mindset. A healthy lifestyle is not something you do just on the weekends or days off.
Ask: “What would I like to accomplish with a healthy lifestyle?” “What are my mental health goals?” How about emotional health? Spiritual health? Social health?
Focus On All Aspects of Your Health
Being physically healthy and mentally miserable doesn't make you healthy. Eating well but feeling isolated from your friends can still lead to depression.
Kickstarting Your Health Goals
Take these steps when planning for lifestyle changes!
Visit a Doctor
Get blood work and recommended testing done to establish a baseline of care. Create a relationship so that you can easily ask questions when they arise.
Utilize The Buddy System
Find friends or family members with similar health goals. We are often better at moving forward when we move together.