Now that you’ve made a commitment to focus on harvesting good health and well-being try a new diet, try one of those diets that help with weight loss and that prevents you from developing, or help to reduce any risk of serious diseases or illnesses. Choose a diet that offers a variety of nutrient-rich foods and also addresses portion control. Stay away from quick-loss-diets because they don’t work in the long run. Also, those types of diets can lead to some nutrient, vitamin, mineral, and protein deficiencies which can create a serious health condition(s).

So, in order to establish a new diet and rely on the bounty of the harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables, try something adventurous.

Here are few ways to be adventurous and try something different!

  1. Take a cooking class! Look for a cooking class that helps you learn about cooking healthy meals and that introduces you to a variety of foods that you may never have been exposed to or may have thought you would never try. Being able to cook healthy delicious meals with fresh fruits and vegetables is only going to benefit your health harvest. Try adding superfoods and herbs to your diet for a natural inflammatory and antioxidant-packed delicious meal.
  2. Exercise is also important to harvesting a healthy lifestyle. Exercise improves our emotional and physical health.  Making sure you get enough exercise is also part of training for a race so practice something that you enjoy. Maybe it is yoga in the mornings or swimming in the afternoons or tennis or lifting weights, walking, etc. Whatever it is, just do it!

Harvesting a healthy lifestyle also includes working on a healthy psyche. Plan a short or long active vacation this fall. A vacation that is active and requires some type of physical activity.  Activities could include camping, hiking, motorbiking, kayaking, etc. Maybe you were too busy over the summer to enjoy a vacation. If so, it’s especially important that you do a little vacationing this fall. Vacations and short getaways really are vital to your health and well-being because it takes you away from your busy personal and professional schedules. They allow you to unwind and relax and truly be at peace for a short period of time. Active vacations expose you to nature as well as physical exercise while enabling you to enjoy the fellowship with those you are with. Practice techniques that are stress-reducing. Stress can lead to a variety of health issues such as depression, anxiety, headaches, insomnia, etc.

Here are some stress-reducing activities you can try:

  1. Make a commitment to focus on yourself for 20 minutes to 1 hour a day.
  2. Incorporate activities such as meditation, yoga, or breathing exercises in your morning routine to start the day.
  3. Establish a daily electronic-free time period.  Replace electronic activities with healthier ones such as reading a book. 
  4. Engaging in stress reduction activities clears the mind and fosters positivity leading to an abundant harvest of health and well-being.

Your health can be considered your harvest. The result of managing your health and well-being is the harvest that occurs after days, weeks, months or even years of laboring and tending to your health and well-being. Sometimes you may not have to work extremely hard at your harvest because you have been exercising, watching your diet, eating whole foods, making sure you get plenty of rest, staying away from stressful situations, etc.  

Maybe it will take a long time requiring a lot of work to be successful in nurturing a great healthy harvest.  First, the seed or goal of desire must be planted or developed. The desire to be healthy, happy, and well. Just like a crop, if you do not have a seed, you do not have a harvest!