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How to Develop a Healthy Living Mindset

Healthy living and a healthy mindset is pivotal to enjoying a long and satisfying life. During the summer, we are fortunate to enjoy the sunshine, freshly grown foods and ample family cookouts. The summer offers the foundation of healthy living.

This all sounds good, but what is healthy living and why does it lead to a sustained and satisfying life?

“A healthy body can prevent conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, and help you maintain independence as you age. Mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness, and shouldn’t be neglected. Mental fitness means keeping your brain and emotional health in tip-top shape.”

But what are the other ways to develop a healthy living mindset?

  • Appreciate Yourself
  • Set Aside Time for Daily Rituals
  • Keep in Touch with Family
  • Adapt to Changing Conditions
  • Crave Physical Activity and Healthy Food
  • Interact with Others
  • Take a Positive Attitude
  • Reject Worry
  • Laugh

From swimming with the kids to cookouts with the family, developing a healthy living mindset is about embracing the positive and rejecting the negative. Learn more about how to develop a healthy mindset with tips and inspiring quotes.

Develop a Healthy Living Mindset with a Positive Attitude

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  • Create the Intention to Change

Developing a healthy mindset involves making changes in your lifestyle. As Pick the Brain points out, make a commitment to change and find a way to follow thru on those changes.

“Changing negative habits and creating new positive habits is a fairly simple process but not an easy process and takes a commitment. It is important that you make the decision and be clear about your intention in order to create change. Think it and write it down as well as say it out loud. In this way you are making a commitment to yourself to do what it takes to accomplish your goal and create a healthier mind state.”

  • Surround Yourself with Positive People

Taking a positive attitude is a great way maintain a healthy lifestyle. One way to remain positive is hang out with other positive people. To find those positive people, Kayla Itsines offers some guidance.

“Surrounding yourself with friends, family and people who are positive in general will give you a greater sense of well being. Take the time out of your busy schedule to socialise with your friends, go out and try new things and have fun! Feeling appreciated, loved and laughing helps to keep your mental health in check. Having positive people surrounding you also encourages to strive towards your goals and be the best version of you possible. Remember, if someone isn’t making you happy then it may be a ‘friendship’ you don’t really need!”

  • Build a Healthy and Safe Support Network

In addition to surrounding yourself with positive people, surround yourself with trusting people. As the team at Self Grow Now shares, the ability to deal with stress through talking to supportive friends and family is a great way to develop healthy habits.

“One of the most effective paths to a healthier mindset is to find ways to deal with the stress in your life. I have found that talking with friends can be extremely helpful. It’s important to vocalize your thought and emotions.”

  • Review Your Daily Habits & Don’t Be Afraid to Change

The little things make a big difference. Over time, small and incremental changes will add up to make a big change. As Dai Manuel explains, starting small is a great way to lose (and sustain) weight.

“Our success is determined by the things that we do every day, especially in terms of improving our health. This is my core mantra when I work with clients who are facing an uphill climb from obesity or chronic disease, to get to a point where they are healthy, active and happy. In my business, I help people move from a place of chronic disease, to a healthy place they never dreamed was possible.”

  • Give Back

As they say, “it is better to give than receive” and this is a great way to develop a positive attitude and demonstrate change. The team at Body Rock TV shares how doing something for others (even reaching out over coffee) is a great way develop a healthy living attitude.

“One of the most amazing things you can do for your mental health is to do something kind for another person. If you feel like you have lost touch with some of the people you care about, reach out and do something nice for them. Doing something for someone else, just because, and without the expectation of a return, is one of the most blissful things you can experience. The other person doesn’t even need to be someone you know. Are you stopping to grab coffee on your way to work in the morning? Pay for the person behind you. You’ve done something nice that you can feel good about and you’ve put a positive spin on their day right off the bat. Who knows, maybe they will be inspired to do the same. If there is one thing this world needs, it is more kindness.”

Develop a Healthy Living Mindset thru Action

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  • Just Do It

To steal a like from Nike, taking action is the most powerful way to develop healthy living habits. The team at Active8Me shares why starting new habits matters.

“Take action right now. Your future is determined by the decisions you will make today, and tomorrow, and the next day. Remember, a powerful mindset focuses on what it can do, not on what it can’t. That means ‘doing’ and that starts with one small step.”

  • Keep An Active Mind

Many people think about weight and exercise when they think about healthy. While diet and exercise are important, maintaining an active mind is equally important. Skills You Need explains that a healthy body and mind work together.

“Mens sana in corpore sano (or ‘mens sana in thingummy do-dah’, as Victoria Wood memorably put it) is an old saying meaning that a sound body is likely to lead to a sound mind. In other words, look after your body and your mind will also function well. There is a certain amount of truth in that.”

  • Food & Exercise Are Not Rewards or Punishment

Celebrations are part our life. Celebrations typically involve desserts and are part of our rituals. As Harcourt Health describes changing your mindset around food and diet will lead to healthy living habits.

“Food truly is the best medicine and exercise isn’t far behind; they are the best way of practicing self-care and you need both in abundance to reach your health and fitness goals. Social norms suggest that we go out for pizza and ice cream when we make the dean’s list or get a promotion, and then punish ourselves for the binging session by pushing the intensity of the next day’s workout a little further. Just because it is a normal occurrence doesn’t mean it makes sense…changing how you view food and exercise makes it more likely that you’ll make better decisions.”

  • Find Balance

Ultimately, life happens and everyone will experience ups and downs. Tranzend Health offers some advice on finding balance and not worrying about any slips in diet or exercise habits.

“Being truly healthy is all about finding your balance. If you eat one unhealthy meal, or have one unhealthy day, forgive yourself and move on. Remember; guilt is a worthless emotion. Don’t hold on to the negative- let it go! Just be sure to adjust your mindset and start the next day back on track with a positive attitude, and return to your healthy and conscious eating habits. No harm done!”

  • Own & Embrace Your Productivity

Not everyone works at peak efficiency at the same time. For example, there are morning people and night owls. Find the time when you are the most productive and work towards developing a plan that will accommodate your own productivity. Inspiralized shares why this makes a difference.

“To keep your mental sanity and limit your anxiety, figure out which way you work most productively and start exclusively working that way. Now, if you work in a corporate job and it’s not conduce to your most productive style, have a frank conversation with your manager/boss and let them know – lay out a plan, and explain to them why they’ll benefit more if they agree to it.”

  • Do What You Love

Healthy living means following your passions. Mind Body Green explains why living a life that you enjoy will bring joy and happiness (which are pretty important to having a healthy living mindset).

“The most important thing of all is to ensure you spend time doing a hobby or activity you love. When we participate in doing something we love, we radiate so many positive emotions, all magnetizing out into the universe to bring you back more joy and happiness. So many people get stuck in a rut and lose focus on what is important and brings them pleasure. Find something you love to do, and do it daily. Make time for it, and even better, make a career out of it! Life is supposed to be an enjoyable experience. Of course, you can learn through pain, but why learn through pain when you can learn and grow through pleasure?”

  • Dream

Dream and dream big. In order to do what you love, you’ll need to follow your dreams. The bright side is you’ve also surrounded yourself with trusting and positive people that will encourage you to follow your passions. Carthage Buckley shares why dreaming helps identify opportunities to grow as a person.

“Every new adventure, or achievement, begins with a dream. Allow yourself to dream. Do not place limitations on these dreams. Your dreams are part of your creative self. If you embrace them, you will identify new opportunities for growth. When you identify these opportunities, try them out.”


At NAMCO, we like to think that we provide an avenue to develop healthy living habits through family fun. As the largest dealer of above ground pools, pool chemicals, pool supplies, spas, patio furniture and game room, we help with the small things like developing bonds between families.

For over 50 years NAMCO has been providing our customers with quality affordable outdoor and indoor home entertainment products to help everyone enjoy life to the fullest!

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