breaking news
Healthy Food Factory Commissary Commercial Kitchen in Boca Raton, OUR KITCHENS ARE AVAILABLE 24/7/365 - Call (561) 394-7466 - Healthy Food Factory Commissary Commercial Kitchen in Boca Raton, OUR KITCHENS ARE AVAILABLE 24/7/365 - Call (561) 394-7466
Sign up for Newsletter
Email:
Red-Button-Escape_1.jpg
SFWW_236X150_WEB_AD_HAPPY_HERALD.jpg
Healthy_Food_Factory.jpg
Overhaul_your_SM_presence.jpg
Emerald_Cleaning.jpg
South_Flo_Gutter_Services.jpg
Superios_Tint.png
DirectFreight.jpg
Open_house_Interior.jpg
A_H_Automotive.jpg
Dos_Amigos.jpg
Storm_Depot.jpg
Perfectly_Imperfect.jpg
Hemp_Factory.jpg
CBD_Docs.jpg
Bicycle_Spot.jpg
Allure_Massage.jpg
SFL_530917_300X250_EyeDocofBoca_050515_v2_resized.jpg
PG EXPRESS_1.jpg
Nomad_banner.jpg
Ace_Hardware.jpg
FinsFurs_Feathers.jpg
Ace_Hardware_rental.jpg
rss.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Home / Articles / Columnists / Healthy Fitness Tips /  What Does Healthy Living Look Like to You?
. . . . . . .
Tuesday, May 6,2014

What Does Healthy Living Look Like to You?

By Dana Gore  

 

The reason I ask this question is because it has come to my attention that the appearance of health and fitness seem to represent either six pack abs or women wearing a size two.

And if this is how we’re going to continue to measure good health, then I’m gonna say that we’re in trouble.

This is because the image that represents well-being has a good chunk of humanity on a wild goose chase for a body type that is based on a lie.

Look, I’m not saying that that it isn’t nice to feel good about the way you look.

It can be incredibly empowering to feel good about your appearance – and truth be told…a society of humans running around in a better mood is definitely a good thing.

But if comparing ourselves to an image causes any form of mental anguish because “you’ll never look like him/her so why bother even trying?” ... then it’s time to consider altering our point of view about what health and fitness is ‘supposed to’ look like.

Why Not Focus On Well-Being Instead?

The reason that an overall focus on well-being is the most important outlook to have is because it’s the path of least resistance.

When the desire to simply feel your best is your #1 priority, then eating nutrient dense foods is no longer a diet… but instead, a way of treating your body with dignity and respect.

It’s the same thing with exercise. When engaging in a fitness program is based on wanting to have more energy, strength, better function and agility in life… then just about anything you do that resembles physical activity acts as an asset to your life as opposed to a chore.

It’s All About Balance

Don’t get me wrong…

I’m not knocking or criticizing fitness models or anything else. I feel that all has its place…as everyone has the right to express themselves.

All I’m saying is that if an image – which isn’t always realistic (or in some cases…real at all) has you in a mind set of “I can’t look like him/her so why even try?”… then I suggest shifting your perspective of health and fitness to one that resembles optimal health and wellbeing.

You don’t have to wear the skinny jeans… but you CAN enjoy looking and feeling your best – in whatever way makes it enjoyable and right for YOU.

 

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 

Also in Healthy Fitness Tips:

 
Close
Close
Close