Health is so much more than a number on the scale

I don't know about you, but I know that for much of my adult life the one number that has always been so important to me when it came to my "health" was the number staring back at me on the dreaded scale. I honestly had anxiety over having to step on the scale for much of my adult life. It got me thinking. Why is that? How can one number have so much power over us?


I think a lot of it has to do with society and what we're bombarded with daily. Images of perfect, air-brushed, filtered people on social media, TV, magazines and the list goes on and on. But, sometimes the exterior can just be a facade and we have to remember that how we look on the outside is just one component of our overall health and wellness. The number of on the scale is just one indicator of overall health.


We're complex beings and we need to ensure that we're looking at our whole selves and nourishing our whole beings. I really struggled with this when I was at my lowest point with anxiety and depression. When I went in for my first appointment I was the thinnest I had ever been, but I didn't feel "healthy" at all. I felt miserable, exhausted, and scared. The only treatment offered to me was a prescription. As I've shared before, I'm not against prescriptions, but I am against the thinking that a "magic pill" can take care of the "whole" you. There wasn't a discussion or recommendations on how I could really nourish my body.


As I continue my studies with IIN, I'm so excited that I'm learning about our whole self and not just focusing on one aspect of health. I can't wait to keep sharing with you all the areas of life that we should be addressing and nourishing. The more we look at ourselves as complete beings: body, mind, and spirit, the better in tuned we'll be to our bodies, health, and happiness.


I have been thinking about our life building blocks a lot and I have distilled them down to these 10 areas:

  • Faith

  • Health

  • Physical activity

  • Home: (environment and cooking)

  • Joy

  • Relationships

  • Finances

  • Work/Career

  • Hobbies/creativity

  • Education

Each of these areas truly contribute to our overall health, wellbeing and ultimately our happiness. I'm excited to be able to break down these areas and provide helpful information on how we can live our best lives by living intentionally in all areas of life.


I hope you'll join me for this journey! If you haven't yet subscribed, please make sure to do so! I wouldn't want you to miss an update!


Blessings to you and your family!


Jenna


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