Hopefully you’ve heard by now that we believe everyone is healthy. Yes, everyone. All of you and all of your employees have some healthy habits in your lives.
But what do we mean by healthy?
The definition of healthy has come a long ways since the conversation about health first began. We’ve evolved from health meaning the absence of the disease to health meaning something a bit more balanced.
We can narrow down the healthy balancing act to three main aspects.
Mental Health involves anything that helps you stay sane. This could include financial stability, spiritual growth, stress relief, relationship building, social interactions or whatever it is you need to keep your mind on the right track.
Physical Health deals with how your body functions. Being physically healthy means avoiding a sedentary lifestyle, working out regularly and taking care of any injuries or pain points.
Nutritional Health focuses on what you put in your body. We’ve come to learn that a huge part of health involves an effort to eat well. This means avoiding processed foods, maintaining a balanced diet and nourishing your body when you need to.
Each of these can be a positive step in your health journey. To be wholly healthy, though, it’s important to take all three into consideration. Ideal health involves taking care of your nutritional needs, maintaining your mental health, AND working on your physical health.
It’s a balancing act, but it can be tailored to you and your employees. Find areas in each aspect of health that you enjoy and start there. Encourage your employees to do the same.
As you start to form enjoyable habits, you’ll feel better about branching out, learning more and developing an overall, wholly healthy lifestyle.
How do you find a balance between physical, mental and nutritional health?