Every day we are bombarded with trillions of health recommendations (drink water, get 8 hours of sleep, exercise daily, enjoy your job, don’t stress, eat fish, do crossword puzzles, breastfeed,
don’t smoke, wear sunscreen, buy local foods…blah, blah, blah) and we are expected to include all of these recommendations into our already overly busy lives. There is not a single person on earth who can adhere to every doctor recommended piece of advice. So, the next best option is to try to find some sort of balance. We need to choose which advice we want to adhere to, and which recommendations we simply ignore.
The key is knowing how to balance it all.
Here’s how I have managed to find balance amongst all of the scientific findings and doctor recommended suggestions out there: I have lumped every single health tip I have ever heard into five
categories. This way, I only have to balance five things instead of a trillion bits of advice. I call the categories The 5 Pillars of Health. It has a nice ring to it doesn’t it?
The 5 Pillars of Health are food, exercise, mental health, work and play. If you look at the top of my website, you can find more information about each pillar under the "5 Pillars of Health" tab. The 5 Pillars of Health are the foundation of this website, if you focus on these five topics, good health will come your way.
To learn more about the 5 Pillars of Health and which topics I have lumped into each category, click on any of the above tabs. Not sure how you stack up in the balancing act? Wondering if you are a gifted balancer or a lopsided hot mess? Take my balancing act test here!
Here’s what I want to know from you:
What does "good health" mean to you? How do you find a healthy balance in your life? What is your biggest struggle with trying to stay healthy? What obstacles get in your way? Have you figured out how to overcome your obstacles? Please share your thoughts in the comment section.
To enjoy life, feel good, and maintain health, my balancing act is something that I have had to work at each day. It’s worth it though. I have learned that staying healthy keeps me sane and makes every challenge I encounter easier and more enjoyable. Cheers to living happy and maintaining the balancing act!