Tips To Move From Unhealthy To Healthy Lifestyle Habits

Steps To Improve Health

People realize the importance of health during the coronavirus pandemic. During the COVID-19 pandemic, almost everyone was at home, spending time doing household chores, and working from home. Thus, people develop unhealthy eating habits and gain weight due to lack of exercise and a decrease in physical activity. Meanwhile, changes in every individual’s life occurred. Even though there is no implementation of a complete curfew, smart lock-down is still in practice in some places around the globe. 

The majority of people develop stress, anxiety, and depression during the coronavirus pandemic. Others gained weight and experienced obesity-associated health issues. Although now people are very cautious about their health and diet, some people have been eating a lot at home. In particular, people who stress-eat have become obese and need to get back on track. 

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Unhealthy Living

Stress eating is an issue of concern for every individual who stress-eats. It affects the physical health of individuals and also their mental health. Stress eating leads to obesity, which causes complications in various diseases. Obesity-related health conditions include the development of cardiovascular diseases, stomach issues, hypertension, and many more. 

Besides, that stress causes anxiety and depression, which may lead to suicidal thoughts and drastic outcomes. Some people develop unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking alcohol excessively, and use drugs to release stress. People must not indulge themselves in such policies. Moreover, they must try to reduce stress-levels via other methods like singing, dancing, cooking, and meditation, or through any other means which make them happy.

Apart from that, people during the coronavirus pandemic somehow become lazy and do less physical activity. Another reason for lack of physical activity is that the majority live in apartments, and due to lock-down lack access to gym and parks. Thus, their physical activity decreases as compared to the activity level that they used to have before the coronavirus pandemic. 

Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle To Get Better Health

The most important thing to understand is that developing stress or stress-eating or becoming obese due to it does not make you an unlovable person. These are all-natural changes in your body, but you need to deal with them positively. You can release your stress via some other healthy habit that results in developing positivity in your personality and improve your health. 

Firstly, try to accept your body shape and weight, and understand your psychology as well as physiology. Understanding your body’s physical and psychological condition will help you know what and how different foods, actions, and surroundings cause an impact on yourself.

Secondly, observe and write about yourself, what triggers your stress, and what disturbs your mental state. Then try to resolve those issues or avoid them for your peace of mind. If you cannot solve your condition, seek help from a psychiatrist or the people you trust. 

Finding The Cause And Eradicating It

If your body weight increases due to lack of physical activity, then try to do any activity that involves the mind and muscles. It will improve mental and physical health. Be passionate about losing weight but do not give too much heed to it that you become unable to get over it. Find the cause behind your behavioral and eating pattern alterations to resolve the issues.

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Do not punish yourself with heavy exercise and a strict diet to lose weight. Such measures will enable you to lose weight, but this weight will return and may double. Thus, resulting in an unhealthy pattern of gaining and losing weight leading to anxiety about your relationship with food.

Practice a new healthy habit daily to improve your health and try to continue practicing it. This way enables you to take small steps towards a healthy lifestyle and gradually adopt beneficial health habits. In conclusion, eat a balanced diet, do exercise, do physical activity daily, and avoid unhealthy habits.


About the author

Adeena Tariq Lari

The author is a graduate of dental surgery from the Dow University Health Sciences, Karachi. She has an academic background in content writing as well as English literature, giving her an edge in the field. Adeena is always curious about physical and mental health. She is always passionate about research and delivering high-quality reliable content to users.

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