Samir Becic and the Health Fitness Revolution team have put together a list of the 10 great side effects of eating right and exercising. Yes, being healthy has side effects! Now that you’ve probably been following this magazine for a while, and started reforming your life, you’ve probably experienced and noticed various side effects… We have always recommended eating a balanced diet full of lean protein, colorful vegetables, and complex carbohydrates. Coupled with regular, consistent exercise (45 minutes, 3-4 times a week), your life truly can change for the better – here are the Side Effects of Being Healthy:
- You maintain a healthy weight without stressing or obsessing: So much of our lives, we spend trying to achieve our goal weight, when in reality, if we exercise regularly and switch our diets to real, whole foods, the weight will go down and stay down.
- After dinner, instead of wanting to sleep, you have energy: Everyone knows this feeling – it’s been a long day, and you’ve eaten a heavy meal, and your pillow is calling your name. If you have a light, healthy dinner, you’ll have all the energy in the world to dance until midnight if you choose, spend time with your family and really enjoy life.
- Clothes Fit Better: As your body adjusts to your new lifestyle, you’ll find in the first few weeks that your favorite jeans are a little baggy. And then one day you have to go buy a belt. Then you’ll have to go buy a new pair of jeans!
- Sex Drive Increase: When people feel and look better, they are more open with their bodies, which leads to better intimacy with your partner.
- Better Sleep: By exercising more and eating well, you will sleep better at night because your body will be balanced and naturally get into its circadian rhythm.
- You Become Regular: Although bodily excretion is a taboo subject, it’s important. It is the way that the body removes toxins from the intestine, and eating healthy ensure that you become more regular at eliminating waste.
- You Become Happier: When you feel better, you’re generally happier. And it has a positive snowballing effect – the happier you are, the better you treat those around you, and the more your relationships flourish. Not only does this affect personal relationships, but also professional ones – because you become a better person to work with.
- Your Friends Start Taking Cues: Your friends might find it odd at first that you order salads instead of burgers, but when they start seeing how great you feel – and act – they will start asking you for tips on bettering their health and lives.
- You Stop Taking Medication: 60-70% of chronic illnesses can be controlled, managed, or completely avoided with healthy nutrition and physical exercise – conditions that require meds like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even Type 2 Diabetes.
- You Want to Help Others: With your new-found healthy lifestyle, and experiencing it’s benefits firsthand, you start wanting to spread your message and help others on their healthy journey. You start positively influencing your family, friends, and even acquaintances!
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