Do you believe that optimal wellness is achievable?
How likely are you to achieve something if you don’t even believe it’s possible?
In order to achieve it, you have to be open to the idea that optimal wellness can absolutely be your natural state of being.
What does optimal wellness mean to you?
To me, optimal wellness is feeling good—mind, body, and spirit. It’s being at the right body weight for me. It’s moving with ease and flow, and being fit, strong, and lean. It’s allowing every cell in my body to thrive, and having a super-charged immune system and metabolism. It’s having every system in my body functioning properly. It’s nurturing my body’s own wellness abilities. It’s treating myself—and others—with love and respect. It’s experiencing chronic feelings of appreciation, eagerness, and joy. It’s a lasting state of wellbeing, and a confidence in who I am and what I am capable of.
Am I always in that state of optimal wellness? No. My wellness journey will never be “done.” I will never be able to slap my hands together and proclaim that I am there. Now I can sit back and relax. It is always my goal, and where I want to be. It is my aim.
When I am in that place, it feels amazing. It makes me want to be in that state of being more and more. That feeling makes taking care of me my highest priority, because when I am in that state I’m a better wife, friend, and daughter. I’m the best possible version of me.
How important is eating healthy foods and moving your body towards achieving optimal wellness? To me, it’s pretty darn important.
Consistent exercise can:
- Double survival rates of breast cancer patients, and can significantly reduce the chance of developing breast cancer in the first place.
- Strengthen the body’s immune system.
- Help relieve the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
- Boost blood flow to the brain, which increases the energy of brain waves that are responsible for quick thinking, focus, creativity, and problem solving.
- Prevent and treat osteoporosis.
- Help manage diabetes.
- Reduce the risk of addiction and relapse.
- Slow premature aging of the skin.
- Promote healthier digestion.
- Reduce aches and pains.
- Contribute to optimism and a positive mindset.
Study after study shows that exercise plays an important role in promoting sound mental health and emotional wellbeing. If the effects of exercise could be put in a pill, everyone would be taking it.
And what you eat is just as important. When you eat nutrient rich foods, your:
- Mind becomes more alive, and you’re happier
- Immune system is stronger
- Body feels younger and healthier
No matter what your goal is, if you’re trying to create the life of their dreams, exercise and eating healthy foods might need to be a part of it. And if they’re not, why not?
Each moment describes who you are and gives you the opportunity to decide if that’s who you want to be. I encourage you to include optimal wellness in your vision, and to decide to take the actions that move you towards being that best possible version of you.
Together we can do it!