When we talk about nutrition, most of us assume we’re talking about the food we put in our mouths. Have you ever considered lifestyle as part of your nutrition? In an integrative approach to nutrition, lifestyle is considered “primary” food while what you eat is considered “secondary” food. What constitutes Primary food?
- Relationships – are they nurturing, cause you duress, or leave you isolated?
- Physical activity – your body needs to move. Do you exercise adequately for your health?
- Career – are you passionate about what you do and find joy in your daily work or are you in a stressful, toxic environment?
- Spirituality – most people do not have a regular spiritual practice which studies show promotes wellness. Do you have a regular spiritual practice?
Have you ever craved a certain food so much that you just had to have it a.s.a.p.? The body is a well-programmed computer and rarely makes mistakes. A craving is a wake-up call that something is out of balance. It is a signal to improve your Primary food so as to be more in sync with what you need.
If you’re curious as to whether your life is in sync, fill out the Wellness Wheel of Life and see whether or not you are in balance. Email me if it’s not and I can help you get it back on track.
Be Present, Be Purposeful, Be Well
To your wellness!