Every day we are bombarded with messages from our culture and the media about what we “must do” to be healthy. From meal-replacement shakes, juice fasts, strict diets and intense exercise regimes, getting healthy can seem pretty overwhelming for the average person.
In my health coaching practice, new clients are often so frustrated and confused by all the messages they hear that they give up before they even start. Although there are a few general guidelines that I’d recommend to everyone, like avoiding processed foods, what it will take to get your unique body balanced and healthy will look very different than the next person. Let me de-bunk a few messages you may have heard:
What You Don’t Have To Do To Be Healthy:
- You don’t have to drink smoothies or juices every day (or at all).
- You don’t have to follow a strict diet.
- You don’t have to lose weight (unless that’s your goal).
- You don’t have to do intense exercise every day (unless you want to).
All of this being said, there are a few things you may need to do. After all, getting your body in a healthy and balanced state is a lifestyle commitment for the long-run. I’m not here to tell you this will be easy, but you can do healthy your way- on your own terms.
What You May Need To Do:
- Learn cooking basics & increase home cooking.
- Drink more water.
- Re-focus the majority of your diet to include real, whole food (not processed or refined).
- Move your body as often as possible in a way that you enjoy.
- Supplement your diet with high-quality, pharmaceutical-grade products
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