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An unhealthy lifestyle can feel worse than a breakup. Why, you ask me? Well, let me lay down a few similarities for you: A poor lifestyle can lead to energy loss or a lack of enthusiasm for things that you used to absolutely love in the past. This is because when you’re leading an unhealthy lifestyle (e.g. poor diet, sedentary lifestyle), your body won’t produce or secrete happy hormones that much. It’s a similar feeling of not wanting to do anything – at all – post break-up.

Rebounding Your Way Into Great Health

rebounding-to-health

An unhealthy lifestyle can feel worse than a breakup. Why, you ask me?

Well, let me lay down a few similarities for you:

  • A poor lifestyle can lead to energy loss or a lack of enthusiasm for things that you used to absolutely love in the past. This is because when you’re leading an unhealthy lifestyle (e.g. poor diet, sedentary lifestyle), your body won’t produce or secrete happy hormones that much. It’s a similar feeling of not wanting to do anything – at all – post break-up.
  • Living an unhealthy lifestyle will also make you feel tired and sleepy most of the time. Due to the presence of more fat in your body, you will feel reluctant to do most activities. In other words, your body would feel heavy and even the slightest bit of prolonged activity can already make you feel tired. When you’re fresh from a breakup your body also tends to be tired for no reason. Even after 14 hours of sleep, you just want to get back in bed and sleep some more – most probably because you’re trying to avoid thinking about your past relationship.
  • An unhealthy lifestyle, especially a poor diet, leads to weight gain (Check out: https://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/features/top-10-bad-habits-that-lead-to-weight-gain). Eating too much fatty, salty, and/or sweet food frequently will definitely make you overweight – especially if you don’t exercise as much. After a harsh breakup, people (women especially) tend to go on a calorie-rampage, binge eating whenever they have the chance that could lead to their weight considerably increasing.
  • Lastly, a poor lifestyle only gets worse when there is no intervention just as a person who just experienced a breakup only gets worse when there is no emotional support.

There you have it. Hopefully, this validates my point as to why I think an unhealthy lifestyle can feel just as bad (or worse) than a breakup. Luckily, however, bad lifestyle habits can be turned around just as a person feeling down can get back in shape.

I’m talking about a REBOUND.

Although rebounding after a failed relationship usually ends in more failures (thus, I do not advice on doing it), rebounding to a healthier lifestyle is a good choice. In fact, it may as well be the best choice you ever make for yourself.

Rebound your way to healthier you today by following these awesome health tips!

Say No To Junk!

Salty and fatty food is your greatest nemesis when it comes to rebounding your way to a healthier lifestyle. They make you feel heavy and sluggish – actually, they literally make you look that way. Obesity, diabetes, and heart failure are only a few of the common diseases brought about by excessive intake of unhealthy food. If you want to start your lifestyle change today, you first need to come into terms with letting go of junk food. This means that popular snacks like chips and French fries should be avoided – or at least, reduced. The less you eat unhealthy snacks and meals, the lighter your body will feel. So get the pots and pans out and start cooking something delectably healthy!   

Drink More Water

Instead of drinking soda pop every meal, drink water. It is said that water is a natural cure for many of life’s biggest health concerns. Need to lose weight? Drink more water. Need to fight off a simple infection? Drink more water. Many irregularities in the body can be easily taken care of when people place more importance on hydration. When the body is well-hydrated, the cells are happy. When cells are happy, you achieve better vitality. Every healthy practice ripples to endless benefits. You can avoid wasting tons of money on medicine when you do something as simple as drinking water!  

Exercise Consistently

If you don’t move it, your body will just grow weaker by the day. Your energy levels will plummet down, making you lose enthusiasm in a lot of things. Sometimes, people even identify this temporary occurrence as an effect of loneliness, stress, or depression when in fact, it’s not. Your body just lacks movement. If you try really hard to get back up on your feet and get your heart racing again, you will eventually feel your mood improving.

Exercise helps pump happy hormones as well as natural pain relievers throughout the body. This increase in positive hormonal activity will make you feel better in the long run. If you feel down and “slumpy” for the past week, try going for a jog or hitting the gym. A good sweat may just be what you need to pick yourself up.

Have Enough Sleep

Many of life’s worse encounters result from not getting enough sleep. Getting in trouble with a supervisor, getting involved in a fight at school, breaking up with a boyfriend over a petty argument, and all those other things usually result from cranky behaviour. When a person has insufficient sleep, everything would feel annoying. His or her mood drops and irritability rises. This leads to many misunderstandings and arguments with other people.

Lack of sleep is also the culprit behind many health concerns. Getting enough rest allows your body to recuperate; to build back its defenses. If you fail to give your body a proper break, it becomes susceptible to the simplest of viruses and bacteria. Even a simple cold can feel absolutely terrible when you don’t have a strong immune system to tough it out!     

Laugh Often

Positivity has more physical and psychological benefits than you know. Surrounding yourself with laughter and good company can do wonders to your overall health. Fill your inner circle with good vibes and spread that same positivity around you as well. Others need it just as much as you do!

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