Everyone wants to be healthy, but few people feel like they are.
We’re all doing different things trying to obtain some semblance of good health in general and good physical health specifically. But what does it mean to be healthy? What does it mean to be in good physical health? Are these two things even the same?
In this article, we’ll discuss health and dive into the meaning of physical health and how to maintain it.
What Is Health?
Health is defined generally as soundness of your physical body and your mental state.
So when you’re talking about being healthy, you may be thinking of your physical health, but there is more to it than that. There’s your physical health, your mental health, your emotional health, and your social health (which is the health of your social relationships with others.)
These different variables affect one another. For example, if you’re feeling depressed, you’re probably both less likely to exercise and more likely to eat poorly. Additionally, if you’re not eating well or exercising, you’re not going to get the dopamine (a chemical that increases feelings of motivation and pleasure) that your body naturally produces. If you don’t get this natural hit of dopamine you’ll likely feel worse.
In the above examples, poor physical health and poor mental health fuel a habit of poor self-care.
When you look at health this way, it’s clear that there is so much more to it than your Body Mass Index, your fiber intake, or how good your bench lift is.
Certain aspects of your general health, such as your emotional health, may be hard to improve. But you can improve your physical health and reap those compounding benefits in other aspects of your life.
What Is Physical Health?
Physical health is usually broken down into two components: physical exercise and nutrition.
Let’s first talk about physical exercise.
Physical exercise is important because your body actually craves activity. You may not always look forward to going to the gym, but you almost certainly feel better when you’re done working out. That’s because, as previously stated, your body naturally creates dopamine while you exercise. It’s your body’s way of rewarding you for exercising.
Even though you may not love running or lifting weights, your body does. It loves exercise so much, that it can have a positive effect on your emotional state, which can improve your mental and social health too.
Now let’s talk about nutrition.
Your body needs several things to perform. It needs vitamins, minerals, fiber, and macronutrients. Vitamins and minerals help keep your organs and cells operating at optimal levels. Fiber helps keep your body clean. Macronutrients like protein, carbohydrates, and fat give you energy and help build your muscles.
The problem is, most of us eat more food than we need. If you’re eating more food than you need to, your body simply turns it into fat. This excess fat makes it harder to exercise and can trigger a variety of other negative health effects. Also, calorie-laden foods make you feel tired and sluggish in general.
If we eat healthily, we can feel refreshed, energized, and happy.
How To Maintain Your Physical Health
Physical exercise is important for overall health. There are many benefits to exercising like increased energy, mental clarity, weight loss, and improved strength.
That being said, you need to eat well too.
Exercise is great for the body but you can’t outrun or outlift poor eating habits.
A healthy diet can make or break weight loss and weight maintenance.
So if you’re looking to maintain your physical health, one of the best things you can do is eat right. Eating good, nutritious food, helps you maintain your weight, and it gives you the energy you need to get things done.
This is where Fresh n’ Lean comes in. Our prepared healthy meals will make staying healthy easy and delicious.
Fresh n’ Lean Can Help You Stay Physically Healthy
We love helping people eat healthily. We know that your physical health affects many aspects of your life. And we understand that physical health starts with good nutrition.
Fresh n’ Lean provides its customers with healthy, ready-to-eat meals that are delivered right to their front door. There’s no meal planning or cooking involved.
We’re sending you meals to eat, not ingredients and recipes.
All you have to do is pick a meal that sounds good, heat it up, and get rid of the packaging when you’re done. There are so many reasons why Fresh n’ Lean’s food is so healthy. All of our food is low-calorie, non-dairy, low-sodium, organic and gluten-free.
We only use the best seasonal ingredients available to make sure you’re eating the freshest food possible.
If you’re looking to improve your physical health or your health in general, there’s really no better way to start then improving your diet.
Let Fresh n’ Lean help you eat better so you can get physically healthy.