Healthy Body … Healthy Mind … Healthy Soul … A Totally Health YOU!

In last week’s blog post, we explored the foods that go into a totally healthy you. This week, we’ll explore what else can help you be healthy.

Being totally healthy is a balancing act between your body, your mind and your soul. Feed your body with the right foods and your mind and your soul will gain from that nourishment, too.

Likewise – when your mind and your soul are healthy, it naturally makes you want to put healthy foods into your body.

What are some of the activities that can help you have a healthy mind and soul? Hobbies and interests? Doing something that makes you happy will feed your mind and your soul. If you like hiking, that’s a terrific way to feed your mind, soul and body because hiking puts you out in nature, seeing the wonders that are out there and its good exercise for your body at the same time.

How about your social life? Do you surround yourself with great friends and terrific family members who make you laugh, make you think and make you happy to be around them? Having great relationships with the people around you feeds your soul.

But we can’t be good all the time. It just isn’t possible. If you follow the “80/20” rule, everything will stay in good balance. When that 20 percent creeps in, recognize it for what it is, do what you can to give it what it needs and then move back into the 80 percent.

Bad choices, no matter if it’s a food that you eat that you shouldn’t or an activity that you engage in that you shouldn’t, will happen. Impulses happen. Strive to make educated choices and enjoy the choices you make. Pay attention to why you make those choices and how they make you feel. When you do that, you can make a lifetime of better choices.

Don’t feel guilty if you make a choice you aren’t proud of. The best thing you can do is move forward and make a healthier choice next time. Feeling guilty about your food and your choices can lead to more unhealthy choices. Keep moving forward and learn from your choices – good or bad.

I’d love to hear about some of the choices you’ve made – good or bad – and what you learned from them! Please share in the comments below.

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