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July 27, 2018
Why It Is So Difficult to Become Healthy
If you haven’t still noticed, a lot of people are becoming more and more conscious of the food they eat and the condition of their bodies. Media and online sties today are full on info on the healthy lifestyle, the right kinds of food to eat, and whatever you need to know on achieving this kind of lifestyle. Despite of these literature and all the warnings given to us, there are still a lot of people who fail in their attempt at becoming fit and healthy. Many people are simply unable to control themselves in their eating habits and harmful behaviors despite the many warnings that have been given and understood by them. It seems that people who have set their heart at doing the right things have found themselves unable to attain their goals. People simply find it difficult to achieve a healthy lifestyle and this is why many still suffer from sickness today. What could be the cause of this failure?
The difficulty in adopting healthy behaviors lie in the psychological influence of gratification. We are people who are impatient to see results instead of waiting until we see one. Even if you are promised a better thing in the future, people will choose an instant reward over it. People can’t wait for a better reward in the future, and if there is something that they can get now, they will surely get it.
Applying this case to health, anything you do to benefit your body will not be seen immediately. While you know that it is not good to be overweight, dieting and exercise puts you off when you think of feeling hungry afterwards, getting tired and sweaty and having you deny yourself treats for a long time. Since there is no immediate reward to exercising and eating less, even though you will feel better for trying, you let it pass. And this is the reason why many people fail to achieve the healthy lifestyle.
Applying instant gratification to your health problem can be a solution to this problem. Just remember that it is not impossible to lay aside instant gratification to gain health benefits. Overcoming the problem of instant gratification can be done in several ways. You can try some methods to do this. It is possible to add a bit of instant gratification to your health plan. Just to give you motivation to help you achieve your health goals, you can reward yourself every time you achieve a goal on your healthy living plan. You can start reducing rewards as you get used to your new habits.
Don’t ever reward yourself with food items. This can help you overcome the need for self gratification.