Self Development By Claire Henderson / October 25, 2014 It’s likely you eat junk food whenever you find yourself in a difficult situation or you have a problem. Doing so would be okay because you should be at liberty to do whatever it is that cheers you up when you’re sad. But if you eat junk food too much when you’re down, you’ll end up with even more problems. Indeed, if you’re unhealthy, you’ll fail to improve yourself no matter how hard you try. No matter how comforting it is to eat junk food when you’re sad, such food isn’t good for you at all and can cause you more harm than you’d imagine. For instance, junk food is laden with chemicals that are potentially harmful when consumed in large quantities. The adverse effects of these substances include weight gain, sickness, and impaired mental and physical performance. There’s no way you could improve yourself and your life while suffering from these adverse effects. The same goes for other harmful habits or practices. Take, for example, partying frequently. No matter how good doing so makes you feel, it will cause you a lot of harm. The dangers include fatigue due to lack of rest that could make you sick and adversely affect your life. If you continue partying even if doing so has rendered you unwell, you’ll never be able to improve yourself or your life until you dial it down a bit. There are many ways that you can stay healthy. To save you from the chore of sifting through all of them just to find the most suitable ones for you, here are 3 of the ways that we believe are the most effective: Eat as much healthy food as you can daily When we say healthy food, we aren’t only referring to rabbit food. You are sure to get sick if you eat nothing but vegetables. Such plants do contain high amounts of natural vitamins and minerals, but these plants can’t provide you with all of the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy. The vitamins and minerals that vegetables lack can be found in other food, requiring you to have meals that consist of all of the food groups. To make sure that every meal you have is healthful, do your best to make them consist of as much of the other healthy food as possible, like lean meat, fish, fruits, fruit juices, etc. Exercise regularly No matter how much healthy food you eat, if you don’t exercise regularly, you’ll still be at risk of becoming unhealthy. While eating healthy food provides you with all of the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy, exercise is a physical activity that makes you stronger and healthier physically and mentally. The better you feel, the sharper your mind is. If you feel this way, you are sure to be able to improve yourself and your life. Learn to enjoy yourself in moderation It’s okay to party and drink in moderation, as doing so keeps your life balanced. No matter how healthy you may be, if you stop enjoying yourself, you won’t be truly happy, making all of your efforts to stay healthy a waste. It’s said that you have to be the change that you want to see in the world. We believe that seeing one’s self change physically for the better by way of staying healthy is a good start. Witnessing yourself undergo this change is sure to make you feel better than you may have ever felt before, encouraging you to consider the other ways to improve yourself that could lead you to improve your life.