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  • Writer's pictureLelia

What healthy means to me

Everywhere you look nowadays you see images and ads about being healthy. And lets face it most of us want to be healthy or at least we should want to be healthy.

I mean why not? Why not be the best you that you can be?

What is healthy?

As I gave it more thought and looked at what changes I wanted to make and what areas needed improvement I realized that I wasn't doing that much for my health.

I eat what I want when I want and if you know me well you will know that I can eat a lot. I use products that I like but I never really looked at the ingredients on the bottle and exercise for me was just one of those things that you force yourself to do. Most of us will associate health with our weight, whether that is our ideal weight or what society has told us that we should weight. And our diets and exercise routine will be driven by the never-ending desire to reach that number on the scale.

But was this the way that I wanted to keep on going forward? 

Let me answer that, it wasn't. I wanted to have a more proactive approach to what I put in my body and on my body. I wanted to educate myself a little more so that I could make healthier choices and figure out what healthy means to me. So I started to be more conscious about what I eat and what I use. They say your body is your temple, and my temple was being a little neglected if I say so myself.

What healthy means to me

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So fast forward to now. I have made changes to my diet. I aim to eat whole foods and to cook most of my meals myself. This helps me to know what is going into my body.

As for products, I look for natural ingredients that are not toxic or harmful to the environment or myself. And when I can not find one that I like I create my own and go a little DIY.

These changes are helping me take control of my health. They allow me to make conscious decisions regarding my life that go further than just wanting to see a smaller number on the scale. 

These changes are simple and can be easily added to your lifestyle so that you too can take care of your temple and ultimately expand your idea of what healthy means to you.

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