I recently saw a promotion for a new book that made this promise…
“Get Halle Berry’s body without ever going to the gym…”
Ummm, WHAT? Although many businesses and publishers would have you believe that claims like this are true — after all, consumers spent more than $60 BILLION on diet-related products last year in the U.S. alone — there really is no silver bullet to healthy living or the “ideal body.”
Optimum health comes from a variety of factors, it’s important to consider the entire landscape of your health & well-being; environmentally, spiritually, nutritionally, physically, emotionally & mentally.
And let’s face it – some of us are just NEVER going to have Halle Berry’s body, no matter what we eat, how much we workout or what high our metabolism is! And although Halle is lovely, I think it would be a very borrowing world to live in if all of us were walking around as cloned little Halle Berry’s… Yuck.
How about instead, we embrace the diversity, the curves, the bumps, the battle scars of life that come with LIVING!
When we do this, we can also remember that each of us is completely unique and therefore there can be no cookie cutter solution for optimal health applied to everyone.
Ultimately it is up to each individual to take responsibility for our own health & well-being with the understanding that challenges will be presented and despite all of our healthy choices, illness may still arise – after all, from the moment we are born, we’re dying. The key is to do everything that we can to fully LIVE while we are in fact alive!
In the big picture of things, life is incredibly short.
Why choose to spend it carrying guilt, unhappiness & negativity around with you?