When it comes to health and fitness, there is a lot at stake. After all it’s a literal matter of life and death. Poor health leads to a shorter life and a lower quality of life, so we need to take matters into our own hands in order to live healthier and happier lives. However, the modern age of convenience and luxury has created a world in which having it too good is the biggest threat to our health. Processed foods and sitting too much have created a health epidemic that’s hard to fight, as these common vices are hard to overcome, even with the knowledge that they are so detrimental to our health. Willpower is the core problem here, so we need a way to get motivated. Here are a few ideas to help you get motivated.

First and foremost, travel is a good motivator. Travel is a great way to get excited about getting healthier for a few reasons. For one thing, being healthier enables you to travel much more easily. After all, you’ll be doing a fair amount of locomoting (moving around) and don’t want to be inhibited by health problems. Another reason is because travel, itself, is a much sought after activity that has a lot to offer us, from enlightenment to entertainment. Lastly, travel is also a social activity, and social engagement is easiest when we feel good about ourselves, and that’s easiest to do when we’re fit and healthy. So, one way to motivate yourself to make healthier choices is to book a flight with Emirates Airlines for six months from now. Remember: you can always get a refund if it’s early enough.

Another way to motivate yourself is based on your appearance. Therefore, one way to motivate yourself is to buy yourself a nice outfit, but buy it in a smaller size and hang it in an obvious place. That way, you can always see it, and it will serve as a constant reminder of your goal and how close you are to that goal. This will help fuel the fire and get you hype to reach your goal faster.

How to Motivate Yourself to Get Healthy