A Well Balanced Life Requires All Lifestyle Attitudes
Lifestyle is basically the attitudes, interests, behaviors, and personal orientations of a person, group, or society. The word was introduced by Austrian psychiatrist Alfred Adler in his famous book, The Case of Miss R. with the emphasis on the role of a person’s “inner nature as established at early childhood.” This concept has since become the standard definition of a well-rounded lifestyle.
One could liken a human lifestyle to a vehicle. The vehicle is comprised of the person (who lives in it), their preferences (which could include gender, race, socioeconomic status, and other factors), their habits, routines, and daily routines, and their tangible factors (such as where they work, what they own, where they go to school, and so on). All of these elements can be seen on any given day in any given place. The choices people make about these elements of their lifestyle produce the actual lifestyle they live.
One’s behaviors also create a lifestyle, and their habits are manifested in tangible aspects of that lifestyle such as how much they eat, how much they exercise, how they dress, and other things. When a person engages in healthy activities, their body produces the hormones that are necessary for a healthy metabolism, healthy brain, and healthy body. It is these physical activities and their corresponding bodies that people engage in to lose weight. Thus, to lose weight, one must engage in healthy activities and change their habits.
One problem with all this is that many people view lifestyles as the only important aspect to their health. For those who live an unhealthy lifestyle, even engaging in exercise, eating healthy foods, sleeping on clean bedding, exercising, and watching their diets appropriately, may not be enough to prevent serious health problems. This viewpoint does not do anyone any good, and it does not help those who suffer from serious health problems as well.
There are two different types of lifestyles: social and solo. Those who engage in more social activities, such as clubs and volunteer activities, are said to be “active” lifestyles. Those who live an inactive lifestyle are called “inactive” lifestyles. Those who combine both types of lifestyles are known as “combined” lifestyles.
In order to obtain a well-balanced life, all lifestyle components must be well-balanced. The quality of each lifestyle component is what creates a balanced life, as well as its dependence on others. Therefore, healthy eating, exercise, and clean habits are necessary to obtain a healthy life and to ensure a healthy body. Changing your attitudes towards these elements of lifestyle is necessary if you want to be healthier. Changing your attitude towards your own health is just as important as changing your attitude towards the world, your neighbors, and the challenges of life.