What Being “Healthy” Looks Like to Women

As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, I wanted to bring to light a few healthy habits the women of Palmer find important in their daily routines. There is no cookie cutter explanation on what healthy habits YOU should incorporate, nor is there a one-size-fits-all explanation to pursuing an optimal life . When talking about habits, you have to find what works in this specific season of your life and embrace it! These healthy habits are what works for women in many different places and phases of their life.

Prayer and Daily Devotionals

Brittany and Shelby both agreed that spending time focusing on something greater than yourself can actually be beneficial to cultivating strength and tenacity. In a world where it is accepted to focus on YOUR needs and wants at all times, that mindset can actually lead to more chaos. Spending time in prayer and daily devotionals can put life into perspective and be a vital tool in starting your day with a healthy and positive mindset.

Staying active and treating your body right

This is a no-brainer right?! When we think of healthy we automatically think of hitting the gym and eating veggies. BUT, working out and fueling your body is so much more than that! When you feel better, you have so much more to give to the world. I have been the girl that hit the gym 2 hours a day because I knew swimsuit season was around the corner. I have been the girl that watched all the carbs she ate because she saw on YouTube that’s how you get a six-pack. I am here to tell you that a life full of unrealistic expectations and pursuing vanity is one that is neither healthy or fulfilling.

Find a workout you love because it makes you FEEL better! Fuel your body with food for the purpose of mental clarity and longevity! If we can start to pivot the idea of staying active and eating healthy into a lifestyle we will be shocked at the domino effect it carries to the other areas of our life.

Taking time for YOU

I think we could all agree that if you do not take the time to take care of YOU, how can you possibly be the best version of yourself and serve those around you? I believe there is a difference between being selfish and taking the time you need to decompress so in return you can be fully attentive and compassionate to those around you!

Healthy habits look different for all of us. What worked for you in the past may not work in this stage of your life. Find what fulfills YOU and never stop pursuing a better version of yourself.

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