The expression “look good, feel good” comes to mind as I kick off this series. It comes to mind because it’s backwards. There’s nothing more important for looking good than feeling good. It all ties back to our health and there are a lot of elements that constitute our good health; what we eat, what we do to keep in shape, what we do for fun, what we do for work, who we surround ourselves with. For me, being healthy – and happy, because they’re one and the same – is taking care of myself from my head to my toes; my lungs, my heart, my muscles, my mind, my skin, my hair. Isolating one variable of our health – say, our cardiovascular health, so going for a run – is only caring for one piece of a much larger puzzle of our health, wellbeing, and ultimately, our happiness.
And why are health and happiness two sides of the same coin? If you’re interested, follow along with this series of posts.
I’m not a personal trainer or a dietician or a psychiatrist – but I do care about caring for myself and I love finding new ways to break a good sweat (I border on addiction here). For the past 8 + years – cue first year of university when it’s time to grow up (kind of), feed yourself, and make real lifestyle choices – I’ve had a huge love for and interest in all the pieces of our health picture and I’ve learned a lot along the way.
I want to share what I’ve learned and how I live because small changes can make huge changes in your everyday –and because when you feel good, you look good – and that feels good!