Gifts of Health

As we approach the end of another year, it’s important for us to take the time to think about how we have helped our bodies in the last year, and where our future health goals for 2015 will lead us.

Though it’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of the holiday season, it’s important for us to take time out to think about our own health as well as the well-being of those close to us. Are we treating our bodies well? Can we do anything to make things better?

Most often, it’s the simple things that end up being most important – things like healthy eating and regular exercise make a big difference to overall health in the long run. They also help us become more aware of and in tuned with our bodies, so that we’re more likely to understand the signals it is sending us.

Besides physical health, it’s also essential not to overlook emotional health. More often then not, the two are linked – increasing your physical activity can boost happiness, and being positive increases motivation to exercise. Together they create the foundation for a healthy life.

This holiday, try giving the gift of health – encourage yourself, and those around you, to make choices that benefit your overall well-being. By taking one small step at a time, everyone can create positive change in their lives.

 

For more tips on healthy living, please visit: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/index-eng.php