Health and Wellness is more than just a trendy catchphrase.
It’s about living with vitality. It is not just the absence of illness or freedom from disease. It is as much about our physical wellbeing as it is about our mental, emotional, spiritual, social and even financial health. It is about finding balance in our lives – at work and at play.
Health and Wellness is a state of optimal physical and mental health, where we have the freedom to make choices that best suit our lifestyles. It is ultimately about experiencing more joy, while leading productive and active lives. The more opportunity to address and embrace personal health and wellness, the greater our capacity to soar as human beings.
As we leap into the new year, many of us have made a resolution or two with the intent to change habits, thoughts, behaviours – some aspect of our lives. We promise to be better in some way – to quit smoking, eat healthy foods, exercise more, or carve out time to meditate each day. These are all real, practical and noble goals to take our health to the next level.
But here’s the thing. It’s okay to start slowly.
For example, try these on for size:
- Take the stairs.
- Meet a friend for tea.
- Try one new vegetable each week.
- Breathe deeply for 60 seconds before starting your next meal.
- Chew slowly.
- Go to bed 10 minutes early.
Change does not have to be big. Finetuning your lifestyle in small, positive ways can yield big health rewards!
Every little thing counts.
There is no one recipe for health. And you are a unique, special individual with your own set of personal circumstances. But there are someproven ingredients to building a healthier you, inside and out, that can help shape the best version of you. And yes, eating more real, whole foods, increasing daily movement and aiming for longer, uninterrupted sleep all fit the bill as positive wellness goals.
So. Take that slow, mindful breath and feel good about embracing the new year with manageable tweaks that fit your lifestyle.
Here’s to a healthy 2020!
Julia Denker has a passion for wellness, educational background in psychology and nutrition, and administrative leadership experience. She knows that we can all live and work smarter by making small but impactful lifestyle changes, including rethinking our food choices. Understanding bio-chemical individuality is key, and she guides clients on cueing into their bodies to craft a nourishment plan that works.