Physical and Mental Health

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Physical and Mental Health
Exercise and nutrition has never really been a priority for me. Most of my life I have been thin so I never had to watch my weight. Now as I get older I notice that because of my schedule, and the things I eat, I am retaining more weight than usual. I have attempted to incorporate an exercise regimen for my family, but it doesn’t seem to stick. I have joined gyms, walked in my neighborhood and watch workout videos and none of these practices stay around too long. I understand that having a regimen is important. I think the best thing for me is to start off with something light and easy ad then gradually increase to something a little longer and that require more effort. Learning to incorporate an exercise program is highly important to me since cancer and diabetes run in my family. I know that a regular exercise program reduces the dangers of stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes and some forms of cancer (Components of Health: Weight, Exercise, and Sleep. Witt, G.A., & Mossler, R.A. (2010) Adult Development and Life Assessment.) I have, however, made the steps in my home to provide better quality nutrition for my family. I try to minimalize fast foods, cook healthy balanced meals at least 4 days a week and I attempt to keep healthy and nutritious snacks around the house so we don’t eat a lot of junk food. I experience high levels of stress from time to time. Most of the stress I experience is equivalent to a normal wife, mother and entrepreneur but maintaining a household, family and a business can have its ups and downs. In order to relieve my stressful times, I usually try to find a quiet space or moment to take a breather and just clear my head. I think learning to delegate responsibilities, managing my time more wisely, and setting aside time for relaxation will help me better cope with my high stress times.

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Components of Health: Weight, Exercise, and Sleep. Witt, G.A., & Mossler, R.A. (2010) Adult Development...
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