Health is multifactorial, but without quality nutrition, achieving health becomes a difficult uphill battle. Vegetables are indisputably the most important aspect of diet. Yes, I’m going to tell you to eat your vegetables, in fact, I’m going to expect you are eating them. Why they are so important really comes down to their interplay with the microbiome, a fancy word that essentially means all the bugs that live in and on us. These bugs are part of our internal environment and significantly contribute to your health by acting as your own personal ecosystem. (We can talk forests later, but honey! You’re one beautiful forest!)
Diet is essential. It’s the foundation that allows our bodies to thrive. It provides nutrient to our cells, energy to our body and it is tasty, so it also provides much needed & deserved pleasure.
Taking care of yourself, allows you to be present in more ways than you could ever know.
There are things you can do each day to support yourself and better your life.
Drink water, lots of it.
Cook delicious food, better yet enjoy those meals with friends and family.
Sleep. I can’t stress enough the importance of sleep. In order to heal, you have to sleep.
Move your body. That doesn’t mean you have to go to the gym, nor does it mean you need to start ultramarathon running (I commend you if you do this, but it’s not necessary). Move in a way that pleases you.
Kick social media for a day or two a week or month. Your mental health with thank you.
Call that friend of yours you’ve been thinking of, but just haven’t found the time to connect with. Start making these connections a priority. Because community is the key to happiness. Loving and caring for those around you is essential to a happy healthy life. Don’t have a community? That’s ok. We can brainstorm ways to become more involved.
Taking the time to care for yourself is key. You deserve it! You get this life to live, to breathe, to experience and to grow. You and only you. Prioritize yourself. You’ve more than earned it.