Healthy eating takes effort

 

You're right, vegies don't taste as nice as processed food. Exercise is hard, raising children or working for a living is hard. How about we just skip all these things?

Unfortunately, taking the easy alternative can end up being anything but the 'easy altnerative'. Sooner or later you will need to invest in your health. The good news is that you can choose when and how. 

Why it is (actually) harder to avoid your health

Scientists confirm that healthy habits have a profound effect on your life, health and happiness. Active, healthy people get sick less often, are happier in their jobs and relationships and generally rate their quality of life and better. 

People who eat seven 7 of vegetables + fruit daily have a 42% lower risk of death. Each serve of veg per day reduces risk of death by 12-15%.

Whilst death if unavoidable (#YOLO), we can live significantly longer lives by sucking it up and eating our vegetables when all we really want is to gorge on hot chips. 

If you hate broccoli, don't eat it. But find something you can tolerate. What about green beans? Grilled zucchini with a splash of balsamic vinegar?  Work with the bits you do like. Sooner or later you will need to invest in your health. You can choose when and how. 

The bottom line

Invest now or invest later - It is your choice. But if you take short cuts in your health now - be prepared to put in the hard yards later on in life. 

Tell me

  • Have you recently invested in your health?

  • Which healthy activity is difficult, but worth it? 

  • Do you agree or disagree?  

 
Lyndi Cohen