4 common myths about health and what the truth behind them actually is
1. Feeling tired all the time is normal- in our society, it seems like once you hit adulthood, feeling tired and drained all the time has become the norm. In reality, low energy is actually a sign of an imbalance, and it is one that can be fixed! Imagine a life where you have the energy do things you love, show up for yourself and the people around you, move and live with ease, and thrive in your career- it's actually possible! By looking at your health from a holistic perspective, and making adjustments where needed, you can get back the energy to do all of these things.
2. You have to go on a diet to lose weight- this is one of the biggest misconceptions in the health and wellness world, and one I'm sure we have all heard. A lot of diets are actually put in place to profit a specific company or individual, and although they may help you lose weight very fast, they don't help you do it in a healthy way, and more importantly, they don't help you maintain a healthy weight after the diet is done. According to Robert Shmerling, a Senior Faculty Editor for Harvard Health Publishing, "At any given time, more than a third of Americans are on a specific diet, with weight loss as a leading reason. Most are going to be disappointed, because even when successful, lost weight is frequently regained within a few months" (https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/when-dieting-doesnt-work-2020052519889) Sustainable weight loss is actually a result of realistic lifestyle changes and finding balance.
3. Health is just about the foods you eat- although the foods you nourish yourself with do play a role in your health, they are only one small part of the equation. The relationships you have, the environment you live in, your work life, your mental wellbeing, and so many more aspects need to be taken into consideration and accounted for when looking to get healthy. Holistic health takes into consideration all of these aspects (and many more) and takes care of you as a whole person- rather than putting an emphasis solely on the foods you eat.
4. Healthy living is restrictive and difficult- another very common misconception in the health and wellness world is individuals thinking that healthy living has to be hard and unenjoyable- but the truth is that taking back your health will allow you to live with more ease and joy, which means less worrying about calories, “cheat days”, and restrictions.
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