True beauty comes from whole-body health. When your entire body is in-sync you’ll feel and look more confident and beautiful. Unfortunately, in our western civilization, health and beauty are too often separated.
You may be paying a lot of money for expensive makeup and beauty treatments while neglecting the core health issues that are resulting in the shadows under your eyes or your dull skin.
Here’s what you need to know about how to achieve beauty through whole-body health:
Exercise Shouldn’t be Torture
If the word “exercise” sends shivers down your spine, you may be doing it wrong. Throughout most of human history, we have been very active.
It is only recently that we have begun to spend a lot of our time being sedentary, either working at our computers or sitting in front of our screens. However, regular exercise keeps our entire body in good shape, sends endorphins to the brain, and generally makes us look and feel better.
If you torture yourself when you exercise, you discourage yourself from exercising. You will find that you dread it more and more as time goes on. That’s why you may find yourself sitting on the couch beating yourself up even though you really had intended to go to the gym.
Find ways to exercise that you enjoy. Take long walks when the weather is nice, try a dance video in your living room, play with your dog in the yard, or do some gardening. Whatever you can do every day to get yourself up and active is the right kind of exercise.
Diseases are Often Symptoms
There are certainly diseases that occur spontaneously, outside of your whole body health and lifestyle. However, it is often the case that a particular disease or ailment points to a problem with how you are taking care of yourself.
Unfortunately, while Western doctors are often excellent at identifying a disease and prescribing a cure, they are not trained to find out what may be going wrong with your lifestyle. Choose an Integrative Medical Center like the Institute of Natural Health to treat not only an individual disease but the overall lifestyle that may be resulting in problems.
Life is More Than Food
For many people, food is a significant occupier of thought and emotion throughout the day. Whether you are controlling what you eat on a diet or giving in to urges to eat, if you find yourself thinking about food a lot, you may be smothering your body’s attempt to tell you what it really needs.
Be creative in finding ways to include healthy foods in your diet without obsessing about it. If you’re having a bad day and want to indulge in something, don’t make yourself feel bad about it. Food is meant to fuel life, not interfere with it. When you’re thinking about food less, you may find that your weight balances out without you having to try.
Enjoy Whole-Body Health
It may be easier than you realize to achieve your beauty goals just by taking better care of your body. A healthy lifestyle sets you up for success for a beautiful life.