I don't know about you but I've been disgusted by all the crazy information swirling around the internet health-world claiming the latest craze in weight loss and super cleansing. One wants you to chug protein shakes like you did beer at a frat party. While the other wants you to starve yourself into their vision of health.
Ha! So what's the truth?
Great question. And I think the answer can only be truthfully answered by looking at yourself in the mirror. Taking an honest look at how you've been taking care of yourself and getting REAL. Becoming more aware of what you're doing on a daily/weekly basis to improve your health. And making small changes to a more balanced way of life.
So many people ask me about a particular food group, 21-day diet plan or that perfect recipe, but the better question is to look at your overall health and lifestyle, not just a meal, ingredient or fitness plan.
True health is different for each individual. I understand it to be a blend of nutrition, movement, relationships, community, creativity, spirituality, rest and recovery.
So how can you feel better about your health today?
Start off small and take one step at a time. Reach out for support and take small healthy steps in the right direction. Find hope, encouragement and strength within yourself and understand that it's not always easy, but so worth fighting for!
Here's a few tips that have helped me move forward and feel my best.
adding in more salads and fruits (real foods) into my diet
moving my body with friends (bootcamp classes, walking, hiking, running groups)
learning more (reading information about preventative health, diet & disease prevention)
drinking more water
going to bed early (whenever possible)
surrounding myself with people who value their health