Healthy lifestyle is associated with productivity and success in life. Many individuals, therefore, spend time trying to learn on how to achieve it. Experts advise that, among many other things, one should eat well, exercise, have a good social life, and take time to relax and rejuvenate, and avoid stressful situations. Even so, it is not easy to be healthy in today’s world.
Foremost, people struggle to make ends meet. A parent will not have time to think about doing exercises or taking a proper meal because of their tight schedule at work. Still, in the light of harsh economic times, they will not have the amount of money required to prepare healthy meals. On the other hand, as children try to improve their performance, it may be difficult for them to spend some time maintaining healthy lifestyle.
In addition, there are many unhealthy products in many stores today. It is, therefore, easier to pick such products such as fast foods as opposed to healthy ones. Moreover, advertising lures people into choosing unhealthy foods and related products. Further still, due to peer pressure and expectations at the social circles, people tend to engage in wrong behavior such as smoking and drinking. In any case, very few friends will encourage one another to do exercises and cook healthy meals.
The Issue of Fake Health Products in the Market
Sadly, it is hard to achieve a healthy lifestyle because of fake products in the market. People are cheated into thinking that they can become healthy just by taking some tablets or applying creams on their bodies. Often, the promoters of such product promise overnight results. Unfortunately, when the products fail, people get discouraged and will abandon the health course all together.
Even more, those who are willing to take the longer journey are offered wrong information on dieting and exercising. Also, there is a lack of information on some subjects such as the leading causes of obesity and related problems. Researchers have given conflicting information on whether the diseases are genetic related or they result purely from poor dieting.
Lack of Role Models
Lastly, there are fewer role models of people who have successfully led a healthy lifestyle. The celebrities, whom the society looks up to, struggle with all manner of diseases because of their poor dietary habits and addiction to alcohol and drugs. Still, doctors and nutritionists do not lead by example because they struggle with the same health issues as everyone else. Hence, it seems that today, being unhealthy is more common than being healthy. Precisely, it is difficult to lead a healthy lifestyle because of tight work and school schedules, lack of proper information on health products, exposure to unhealthy products, and lack of role models in the society.