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What Does “Healthy” Actually Mean?

How would you describe the meaning of the word “healthy?” It could mean putting on muscle, loosing 20 lbs, or reducing the risk of hereditary illnesses that may run in your family. The point is, the term”healthy” can mean different things to different people. So, in this week’s blog, I’m sharing how to define what “healthy” looks like for you.

The most important thing to remember here is that being “skinny” doesn’t mean you’re healthy. In some cases, it means quite the opposite! We’ve been fed this narrative for so long that if you’re skinny, you’re “in shape.”Friends, this couldn’t be more wrong! No size or number on the scale is the magic number. So, here are a few questions to ask yourself when it comes to determining what healthy looks like in your life.

1). Do I have illnesses that run in my family?

For me personally, arthritis and diabetes are 2 things I’m very conciliatory of. For you, it may be heart disease, obesity, or other conditions. If that’s the case, it’s important to be aware of what causes them, and what you can be doing to help prevent them.

2). Am I being active at least 3 days a week?

Staying active is vital for basic things like mobility and stability. So, if you find yourself sitting all day for most of the week, that’s a sign to get up and move.

3). Do I have a certain goal in mind?

Some people want to train for a competition, while others may want to out on more muscle, build strength, or loose a few lbs. Regardless of what it is, it’s important to know what your goal is, to help plan a roadmap for how to get there.

Which one of these resonates with you the most? Share in the comments, or let me know over on Instagram @alexandraraye05

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