As the saying goes, “Health is Wealth,” and it’s true! Your health affects everything else in your life -from your relationships to your career. You can’t be successful or happy without good health. And if you’re healthy, it will make it easier for you to do all of those other things well too!
But how do we know what our best health looks like? There are many different ways that people define “health.” Some people think that being active and eating nutritious food is important for their own definition of health. Others believe that they need to focus on mental wellness first. And well, the truth is somewhere in-between, but in this article, we’ll focus on what we refer to as “The big 3 of human existence.”
In our eyes, those big 3 of human existence are -Mindset, Movement & Recovery. So let’s get right into it!
The Big 3 Of Human Existence
Let’s face it -the modern-day ways of living have kicked us out of balance across all three fundamental aspects of our existence. This, in turn, is perhaps what gave rise to a variety of chronic mental and physical conditions.
Let’s have a look at these “Big 3” and then make use of some cliff notes that provide tips on how you can optimize each aspect!
Your mindset is the sum total of all your beliefs, perceptions, and thoughts. So, a mindset is a set or system of beliefs that will guide your way through life. The mindset leads to thoughts, feelings, actions, and in turn, habits, and emotions. It can be a belief about oneself, a situation, a habit, a way of thinking, or anything else in-between.
There are two primary mindsets recognized in today’s world -The Fixed Mindset & The Growth Mindset. In short, the fixed mindset is quite closed to the world’s opportunities, sees the effort as fruitless, and is generally pessimistic both about themselves and the world around them. On the other hand, the growth mindset is quite unlimited -It recognizes and takes massive action towards opportunities, loves challenges & knows that effort is always rewarded.
The difference here in terms of health? Well, the growth mindset is always willing to do the necessary things that will support and optimize the body’s innate ability to stay healthy! So how can you bust the cloud that the modern-day ways of living have generated over our minds?
Here are our three best tips
- Stay aware of your thoughts, feelings & behaviors.
- Ask yourself questions, such as “Why am I doing this? How does this affect my body? What can I do better?”
- Leverage your most powerful tool -Awareness. Use it to make powerful, conscious decisions.
To be frank, we all have access to the most complex biological machinery in the known universe -The human body! But the truth is that this machine has been left in vain -It’s just sitting there, begging for its full potential to be unleashed. The modern-day sedentary lifestyle has turned the human body into the equivalent of a high-end sports car that just sits in a long-forgotten barn. We were BUILT to move and to perform well physically. So here are our best three tips to get back on track with your movement:
- Engage in both low and high-intensity training (cardio activities/resistance training)
- Do a multitude of movements -jump, crawl, climb, swim, dive, sprint, balance, and coordinate!
- Believe that your body is a very capable machine, not just something to use when you want to reap the pleasures of life.
Last but not least, we have recovery. That is, how you eat, sleep, and manage stress. Without a doubt, the majority of people experience frequent burnouts, and this has turned into the new normal. But…it does NOT have to be that way!
Though we’re bombarded with processed foods and a myriad of stress factors, you can in fact go against the river and find YOUR place on the shore. A place where recovery is nourished and not destroyed. A place where your thoughts, beliefs, actions, emotions, and habits all work in synergy to do what they would otherwise do in nature -keep you healthy, alive, and sharp as a tack.
Of course, our favorite form of recovery is a stellar acupuncture or massage session. Click here to get that on the schedule ASAP!