Gay people and partying have always come hand in hand, and during the 2000s this involved a lot of junk food, alcohol, and even drugs. However, the decades change and with them, the trends and tendencies change, too. Nowadays, it is very important to be healthy and this is probably something that has changed the most since the last decade. More and more gay people are buffing themselves up, more and more people are trying to eat healthily and to actually pay attention to their overall health. But not all gay men are healthy, and there are certainly those who would like to be healthier but don’t know where to start. If this is the case with you, take a look at this guide:
The first thing you need to do is practice self-care and be completely open and nice to yourself. This might be just another thing that people are advertising on social media and social networks, but it is definitely something you should have in mind. Self-care means putting ourselves first in every single situation, and it is certainly something we have to and should do. Talk to yourself from time to time and see if there is anything that you need or if there is an aspect of your life you are not satisfied with. Working hard against depression and being mindful is a good way to start. This is also a great thing to practice with your partner – it will result in the two of you becoming a very happy and healthy couple.
Change your diet
This really goes without saying – probably the most crucial thing you need to do is change the way you eat. If you are eating plenty of junk food, then this the time to change this. There are plenty of ways in which you can shift and change your diet, and beware, as it’s not an easy task. If your body got used to certain foods in the past, so it might be challenging to try and get used to something else instead. However, baby steps matter here. Start small and change your diet slowly. If you realize that you are not giving your body enough nutrients that it needs, you can always turn to different supplements. Buying magnesium supplement and always having it by your side is a good idea as magnesium is very important in keeping your body healthy. This means that, even when your body is sad that you’re changing its diet (even though it will be grateful in no time), this is what will keep it in control.
Move your muscles
Apart from the food and the diet, which is one of the biggest concerns of the youth today, there is always the issue of sports. As already mentioned, times have changed and with them the prejudice and the general opinion that gay people are not sporty. The truth is completely different, and gay people are becoming the sportiest people – straight jocks, move away, divas coming through! Anyhow, if you want a healthier lifestyle, you need to jump on this bandwagon, and yes, it can be tough, especially if you haven’t been training or working out. Once again, the key is to start small. You don’t have to hit the gym every single day, nor do you have to build big guns in a couple of months. Go once or twice a week at first, then a bit more often and you will see how your attitude to working out will change.
Learn the power of NO
We are always known as the “good guys” and people who will do anything for anyone. Because of that, and because of how helpful we are (but there is something to us being talented for literally anything), we cannot say “no”. This is the mistake that we make, as sometimes it is important to be a bit selfish. Thinking about yourself and the things that you need and that you want is the right way to go. This doesn’t mean that you won’t be there for your friends, but if you want to relax one day and do nothing, do that for yourself. Say “no” to everything else and simply pamper yourself.
Ditch negative people
Finally, it is very important for your mental health, first of all, to ditch negativity and put all the negative people behind. Surround yourself with positive people and positivity, as this is what will keep you going in the future. Negativity is a very big villain, especially nowadays when we are under pressure in our business, love, and social life every single day. You might love the negative people around you, but make sure to limit your time spent with them.
To sum up, yes – healthy living is important. Not only is it a trend (and thank goodness it is), but it is definitely a lifestyle that will make you a more positive and happier person altogether. Gay people have been fighting with depression for quite some time now, and it is time we teach ourselves how to live lives that we want and that we feel comfortable living.