Wellness means different things to different people—whether it’s staying healthy, eating well, or self-care. With that said, there are plenty of misconceptions about it, too. While we cannot tell you exactly what wellness is, we can tell you what it isn’t. This is especially important for those who want to lead healthier, more balanced lives.
Here are 5 common misconceptions about wellness and why you should stop believing them. Ready? Scroll!
Contrary to popular belief, wellness isn’t limited to your vegetarian workmate who eats salads for lunch or your yogini BFF who can do every pose imaginable.
THE FIX: Just like beauty, wellness comes in all shapes and sizes. Wellness is available to anyone, no matter what you look like.
Being healthy isn’t always synonymous to a hefty price tag. You don’t need to spend a fortune at the supermarket or wear the latest workout garb to live your best life.
THE FIX: At the end of the day, it’s all about making smart and sustainable choices. Take, for example, Himalayan pink salt. You can use it in the kitchen, plus as a bath soak and scrub.
Another well-known super ingredient is virgin coconut oil. It’s a weight loss aid, immune system booster, a top-to-toe moisturizer, and an effective makeup remover all wrapped in one!
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Wellness goes beyond your physical wellbeing. It’s about listening and understanding what your body needs, such as well-deserved TLC after a long and hectic week.
THE FIX: Self-care can come in many forms: mani-pedis or even a spa day at home. Sometimes, it can even be as simple as using the appropriate essential oils or going on a detox cleanse to help restore balance in your life.
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Wellness is not just about losing weight. Regular exercise and eating healthy will definitely get you in better shape, but wellness is also about feeling good on the inside.
THE FIX: The numbers on the weighing scale or how you look like in a sexy dress does not define wellness. It’s about having a positive relationship with your body.
Pursuing wellness does not have to be a drastic lifestyle change. It can start with small changes that will build up eventually over time.
THE FIX: Take the stairs instead of the elevator or switch to healthier snack alternatives, for example.
Additionally, supplements are also a quick and effective way to improve your nutrient intake!
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As you continue your wellness journey, remember that there is no correct way to achieve it. Some things that work for others may not necessarily work for you. You don’t need to force yourself to love the smell of lavender or even become a gym regular. And yes, it’s totally fine to admit that you hate the taste of kale.
Ultimately, it’s all about understanding and doing what works best to become a healthier and happier version of you.
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