Updated: Sep 22, 2021
In this fast and digital world, “fear” about disease is driving people towards health and to live a life of wellness. Which is good, but in that process, everyone is trying to look and gain knowledge about each and everything irrespective of its purpose. Plenty of such information are flowing day in and day out through media and the internet. From social media to magazine articles, we are constantly told what we must do (or must not do) to live well. But do we really have to follow all of the health rules to be truly healthy?
·Are we healthy if we eat only vegan food and obsess about every ingredient we consume?
Are we healthy if we avoid sugar, gluten or dairy?
Are we healthy if we subscribe to multiple health publications, and follow all the “health rules”?
Are we healthy if we do yoga and practice meditation?
Are we unhealthy if we are in a toxic relationship?
Are we unhealthy if we don’t go to the gym every day?
Are we unhealthy if we don’t stock up on the top “superfoods”?
Are we unhealthy if we eat an extra slice of chocolate cake?
Are we unhealthy if we are constantly working overtime to pay the bills?
With so many rules surrounding health and wellness, how do we know which rules we can follow and which rules we should ignore? Is the movement towards wellness completely black and white…or is there a gray area somewhere?
Wellness doesn’t have to be complex. Once you understand what it means to be well, it can be easy to understand how you can start implementing strategies to make your life healthier.
WELLNESS DOESN’T HAVE A “ONE-SIZE” FITS ALL APPROACH. WHAT MAY WORK FOR ONE PERSON, MAY NOT WORK FOR ANOTHER
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