Updated: Jan 9, 2020
Every day we make choices which have the power to influence our health and wellbeing in either a positive or negative way.
Often we don't even realise the choices we are making, as we are so caught up in the busyness of life that we are not even aware that we are making them. Or they have simply become habits, and we do not question the impact that they are having.
In bringing our awareness to our daily choices, we assume personal responsibility for our own health and wellbeing, and lower our risk for long term chronic disease, thereby increasing our quality of life.
Completing a 7 day journal focusing on social connection, education, exercise, diet and sleep can be a useful tool to provide insight as to how you are tracking in your health and wellbeing behaviours.
Rather than waiting for something to happen, we can mitigate this risk through health promoting behaviours - such as regular exercise, good nutrition, limiting alcohol intake and not smoking.
Life expectancies in Australia are better than ever. But at the same time, the incidence of chronic disease is also rising steadily. So to ensure we not only live a long life, but one that is free from pain and suffering, we must take consistent action and be proactive in our health and wellbeing journey.
If you have any questions regarding this article, or would like the support of a coach or further tools to assist you on your own health and wellbeing journey, please get in touch.
Reference: SEEDS (Arden, 2015)