Today I would like to introduce you to the idea that health works from the inside out.
We’ve all heard the saying, “He/she is as beautiful on the inside as he/she is on the outside.” We would all like to be that way, but have you thought about your health showing on the outside? It’s an interesting concept and it helps us to define our goals a little more specifically. When we make very specific goals it’s easier to come up with a plan to achieve them.
Getting healthier=looking better.
If your goal is to look better, (examples: lose 20 pounds, go down a few clothing sizes, clear up your skin, have shinier hair, have a six-pack, have sexy arms or legs or both) and if your goal is to look better for the rest of your life, then you need to focus on your health.
What you look like on the outside is a direct reflection of what your cells look like on the inside. You can know for sure that if you are looking better in any way, your body is getting what it needs to run well and perform correctly.
On the other hand, if you’ve recently looked in the mirror and thought, “Wow! I sure do look better!” then you look better because you’re healthier.
As I’ve discussed before, there are many healthy habits that we must engage in if we want to get healthier. We need to eat real food, get enough quality sleep, reduce stress, be exposed to real sunlight, and exercise the right way.
Some specific goals you might set that relate to health could look like any of the following:
- Lower blood pressure to within normal range
- Improve digestion
- (Women) Regain a healthy cycle (many women don’t have a regular period and that is indicative of hormone disregulation)
- (Men and Women) Improve fertility
- Lower inflammation
- Regulate thyroid hormone to optimal function
- Lower resting heart rate
- Eliminate allergenic foods in order to clear up any allergic reactions or systemic inflammation
- Increase levels of certain nutrients/vitamins/minerals to optimal
- Maximize absorption of the nutrients taken in
- Regulate blood sugar
- Maintain/gain muscle mass
It’s important to work with someone who knows how to use lifestyle and nutrition to help heal the body and move the body to become healthier. Most often a nutritional change or lifestyle modification can have a more positive effect on healing than a medication. Medications all have adverse side effects. Plus, I would rather let food be my medicine than introduce a new chemical to my body. In some cases, supplements may be recommended.
It’s interesting what happens when our focus shifts toward overall health and away from appearance. We feel better about ourselves, and we are more motivated to be dedicated to doing all the hard work it takes to make a lasting change.
What improvements do you need to make on the inside to get the results you want to see on the outside? A good place to start might be to ask your family doctor to order some blood tests to run a check and see where you are.
Let me know what you think.
Best of health,