1. the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.
2. an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
I absolutely love the definition of wellness. It encompasses everything this blog is about. Let’s review some key words. Quality – body – mind – deliberate effort – preventing – prolonging.…What we put into our bodies matters. It matters A LOT. Next time you’re ready to put something in your mouth, I want you to ask yourself these questions:
- Does this food come from a box, package, or container?
- Is this food colorful, natural, come from the ground, animal, or plant?
- How will I feel physically after I eat this?
- Am I feeding an emotion, or am I truly hungry?
- Will this food help create sharper thinking, focus, and mental clarity?
- Did I take the time to think about the quality of this food, prepare it myself, and eat it consciously?
- Will this food prevent diseases like obesity, heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes, etc.?
- Does this food give my body the nutrients it needs to function now and for years to come?
If you answered no to any of these questions, there’s room for improvement. I don’t know of one person who couldn’t improve their eating habits. It’s not easy when you’re use to eating certain foods, but cutting down on the processed food will help your body recover and function at optimal levels. Making positive changes with your health also improves your mental state of mind, gives you greater self-esteem, and incentive to keep taking steps to achieving maximum wellness.