When you get well and truly serious about living a healthier lifestyle and implement a range of changes to improve your own health over a long period of time, you start to look beyond your own health. From injury to illness to bad habits, you might start to think about how you can help others live healthier lives, as well. Rather than wondering, we’re going to look at what you can do to “share the health” and make a real impact in the lives of others.
Teaching better habits
If you’re like most people, then you might want to start with those closest to you, especially those in your own home. Teaching better habits to adults can be very tricky, but while they may groan and whine, the sooner you teach them to children, the better. This includes not only general health maintenance like avoiding spreading or catching bugs and good hygiene. The earlier you start to teach them about the importance of being active and nutrition, the easier it is for them to keep up that habit for the rest of their lives. A kid who has been running, playing, and involved in sports since they were in the single-digit age range is going to have much less trouble staying fit and active later in life.
Consider a health career
If you have a real passion for the health and wellbeing of others, why not translate that into a career? It’s not always easy, as becoming a true health expert can take some training, but the chance to work in a field that truly engages you is not worth passing up on. This includes not only teaching fitness classes, but becoming a nutritionist or dietician, setting up a personal training business, or even becoming a nurse. It’s easier to get that education and qualifications you need for a job online now, you can even get a RN to BSN online degree to help you progress to the next level of a nursing career. Think about the potential of making money by improving the wellbeing of others. It could be the career switch you’ve been waiting for.
Write all about it
Blogging can count as either a hobby or a career (if you’re lucky, it can become both). People look for all kinds of health, fitness, and wellbeing information online and there is a lot of bad or false information out there. If you can start a health blog help share the fitness tutorials, exercise product reviews, and nutrition tips that can help people make a real difference to their lives, then you can improve their chances of finding accurate, helpful information rather than the less trustworthy kind. What’s more, it’s a good way to connect with a much more health-oriented online community.
Whether you choose to simply focus on teaching better habits to those closer to you, helping strangers make healthy choices, or even to make a career out of health and healthcare, few things feel more fulfilling than sharing the health. Is it time to look at what you can do to help?
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.