Health and Fitness By Claire Henderson / February 7, 2015 How many times have people told you that your health is the priority above everything else? Probably more than a dozen, right? There is no question that eating healthier foods and having a regular exercise regimen are often thought of as the keys to living a healthy lifestyle. Yes, these are indeed vital for living the healthy lifestyle, but there are other ways to accomplish this. In fact, the most important key on how to live a healthy lifestyle is hiding right under your nose. This is not your ordinary ‘living a healthy lifestyle’ article. This article allows you to become more proactive in your quest for a healthy lifestyle. How? By pointing out to you what you are not doing – and what you should be doing. Are you ready to know what these are? You did not start by having a goal You would be like a robot and not really alive if you didn’t have a goal. Goals make you. A single woman who is successful in living a healthy lifestyle has goals. She is not just attempting to reach those goals, she is moving heaven and earth to reach those goals. There is a big difference between a single woman who only makes an attempt to have goals, and a single woman who is totally focused on achieving that goal. What is referred to here is a lifetime goal. This is not the kind of goal where you want to buy that designer bag or go somewhere exotic. To have a goal is to determine what your purpose is. Be more in tune with your surroundings and how the world works, so you will know how to have a healthy lifestyle. You need to let yourself relax You know that when you are living a healthy lifestyle you should be doing everything in moderation. Understandably, as human as you are, you are bound to do things beyond what is moderate. But if you come to see yourself as a product of a healthy lifestyle, you will realize that rare bouts of extremeness are nothing to be alarmed at. In fact, it is suggested that ‘cheat’ days should be part of a healthy lifestyle in order to stay sane. So go ahead, give in a little to that temptation. You don’t know who you are Yes, the great debate on ‘nurture versus nature’ is not part of this. Genetic tendencies play a big role in determining whether you are indeed living a healthy lifestyle or not. You have to admit that there are certain diseases that you are more prone to. Knowing what these diseases are is part of this lifestyle. By understanding this, you become more aware that you need to take care of your body, and you must try to live healthier. This might be a conscious move or something that just happened, but you are actually undertaking the first step to living a healthy lifestyle. You are too much of a loner Being alone is one thing. But being alone all the time has been proven to be counter-productive. You were created to be a sociable being. By talking and interacting with all sorts of people, you will experience different kinds of emotions – often positive ones. Living a healthy lifestyle does not really require that you perform drastic measures to achieve this milestone. A simple change in the way you think and act can also be a sure-fire way to being healthy.