As health and fitness becomes trendier and trendier these days, there are more ways to get fit, more “superfoods” and diet plans introduced daily, and more platforms and people telling you the “best” way to get fit and healthy. While it’s incredibly positive to have so many choices in how to up your health game, often (and this applies to all areas of life) such an abundance of choice can not only be completely confusing, but just straight-up paralyzing! With our televisions, magazines, and social media feeds all more full than ever with content about health and fitness, it’s often hard to figure out what is fact and what is fad, and who it is that really knows the difference.
Well, unfortunately, we don’t have all the answers here at The Sweat Life, and to claim we do would be an injustice to you. In fact, I would steer clear of anyone who claims they have all the answers, because if I am sure of one thing in health — there is no such thing as “having all the answers,” there is no “magic bullet,” and there is no “best” of anything. There is only what is best for YOU, and only YOU can make that ultimate choice in the end!
However, how do you go about figuring out what is best for you? I do believe there are a few simple rules on this one:
- Listen to your body. If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t right.
- Educate yourself on who you are getting your information from and make sure they are properly educated themselves. As you will hear in my article about “Influencers vs. Experts” this week, just because someone is on TV, has a large social following, or a million YouTube subscribers does not make them an expert.
- Build your army! As I said above, no one person is going to have all the answers, so make sure to take time to build your team of mentors, health practitioners, experts, and support network (that includes friends and family)!
- Don’t be scared of trial and error! How are you going to know if something works for you or not, if you don’t give it a real shot?! If it doesn’t work, change course!
- Trust your gut (figuratively and literally). Your physical gut is a key indicator of your overall health, and your intuitive gut is almost always right if you really listen to it.
So while we may not have all the answers here at The Sweat Life, we will continue to offer you as much information as possible, from as many experts as we can, to help you be best informed on what works best for you!
This week we are doing some mythbusting on your behalf, to help you get that one step closer to helping you find your healthiest, happiest life: founder of Nothin’ But Foods Jerri Graham explains why packaged foods aren’t all bad; former model Stephanie Schwartz shares that fitness and empowerment really is the path to happiness; sex columnist Halle Murcek shares 10 things that men may need to do a little work on in the sack; and fashion company Ohm K proves that small can, in fact, be quite mighty.
This week, just keep in mind that what you are really in search of is YOUR truth, not anyone else’s. Stick to what feels best for you, what works best for you, and what makes you happy, and you really can’t go astray!
Until next week,
Founder, CEO, and Host
The Sweat Lif