The Physical Pillar is broken down into Nutrition, Fitness and Sleep.
Here we dive into what makes nutrition so important and how to optimise your nutrition through incremental changes. When you start to see food as a way to nourish and fuel your body you can begin to understand why it’s so important to get it right. Every choice we make with our food is a choice toward wellness and nourishment or sickness and toxicity. But the great news is, it doesn’t have to be awful and bland and blah, understanding some basic principles and simple swaps will have you on your way.
Moving your body (and subsequently resting it) is so important! I could begin to site the countless studies done to confirm this but the truth is, as with food, you already know. So why is it that even though we know how beneficial it can be we just can’t seem to get our butts to the gym, or or to that Yoga class or to bed on time!? We will work together to break down your physical health barriers and add structure to your daily routine to get you focused on your fitness goals. Whether you are looking to start a resistance training program or just start getting more steps in each day we will break down a plan to get you focused and moving.
Overcoming chronic fatigue, recovering from burnout, no more brain fog, having boundless energy and living a life of bliss!
It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of Wellness. It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling social life, the environments you are surrounded by and how you prepare your food are essential forms of nourishment.
Our relationships matter, in fact, having close friends increases your life span at a rate equal to that of quitting smoking! If you were to look at the Blue Zones (regions of the world where people live much longer than average) you will see that one of the things they have in common is a heightened focus on social connection and community.
As well as building up the things that make you feel great, we look to see where we can remove things from your environment that make you feel bad. For some people this may be clutter, for others its toxins within your environment and for others it can be toxic relationships that are no longer serving. Being educated about your environment simply allows you to make better choices for your body.
When these factors are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary.
This pillar focuses on your inner environment being your mindset, stress management and spirituality. I have found that most people aren’t truly uneducated about what is right for their body, they are aware, they just aren’t able to act on it. Whether it be numbing anxiety, disordered eating or a lack of self worth, the mind is the most vital tool we have to determine our health and happiness.
Our behaviour is an expression of our beliefs and our brains are constantly looking for ways to confirm those beliefs. So if your beliefs (even your subconscious ones) are negative imagine the impact that can have on your Wellness. I had to learn this the hard way, time and time again until I came across the research that changed my life. Learning how to listen and manage your thoughts and beliefs can utterly alter the path of your life.
In this pillar we look at your career, passions & finances and how they are affecting your Wellbeing. Although our careers should be a source of passion and creative expression, I know all too well they can instead lead to chronic stress, fatigue and frustration. We will delve into tools to manage stress, redefine triggers, enhance your time management and increase productivity.