Getting on top of your health can be somewhat overwhelming. We may have lived our whole young adult lives not having to care too much about our health or we may have hit that “ripe old age” where our bodies seem to be continually failing us. Where do we start? Good question!
Maintaining a balanced lifestyle requires us to look at our diet, exercise and our mental health. Health is defined as “the condition of the body and the degree to which it is free from illness, or the state of being well” and Fitness is defined as “the condition of being physically strong and healthy” (Cambridge Dictionary). The key is to find out how we define these two concepts ourselves and relate it to our own bodies.
Are you someone who has understood the importance of health and fitness from a young age? Are you someone who has recently received a diagnosis of a health issue that you need to address? Are you someone who has some health scares and you have no choice but to do something about it? Or are you someone who is too lazy to do what you need to do to get well or you take your health for granted? Whatever category you fall into, we can all agree that it is important that taking the first step to a healthier lifestyle starts with YOU!
Ok, you’ve now made the decision to change your lifestyle, then what?? Where do you start? Do you concentrate on diet or exercise? It is really important to do both. They are both as important as each other. A healthy balanced diet is the key to good health. Here are some ideas to help get you started:
- Increase your intake of fruits & vegetables
- Reduce the amount of sugar in your diet
- Reduce your alcohol intake
- Get enough sleep
- Go for a walk
- Make an appointment to see a Wellness specialist eg: a Naturopath
- Join in a Yoga class and get your mind, body & spirit reunited.
At Empowering Wellness, we have a starting place for you.
Take that first step and come and see one of our Naturopaths. Naturopathy is an effective way of treating many ailments or preventing illness also. Naturopaths have success in treating gut health, autoimmune diseases (which are on the increase), anxiety/depression, acne, colds/flu etc.
At the same time, book into one of our Practice Manager, Chilli’s, Yoga classes. Yoga classes teach us how to listen to our bodies, at the same time are beneficial for our joints and muscles. Our hope is we have motivated you today to make that first step to better health and fitness. Call us to make an appointment for a Naturopathy appointment or a great Yoga class. You can also Book online here.