This blog post is going to be a little different. Molly and I have been shifting gears a bit and working on a new product.
Over the past few months, we have realized that while we love helping people in our field save time and see more clients, we want to help more people. We got to thinking about metrics and data tracking (like the true math and science driven people we are) and realized that while all this information is well and good, it doesn’t motivate us to do much more.
After polling our friends and family whose opinions we trust and appreciate (we know they’ll give us tough love), we decided that even the people who live healthy lives already need a little reminder to get out of their comfort zone. We also realized that even people who do most of their own cooking already and get on their yoga mat a few times a week sometimes get a little too wrapped up in the stress of everyday life.
It’s too easy to forget that health and wellness is more holistic than what we eat and how often we work out – living a healthy life is about balancing work with play, managing mental stress and knowing how to cope with hardships in a productive way. It’s not about saying no to drinks because alcohol is high in calories – it’s about knowing what to drink so you can go out with friends on a weeknight while still waking up refreshed in the morning, or being content enough with yourself to go on vacation alone.
Not that we have it all figured out. There are mornings when we don’t want to get up and go to the gym, and there are days that we just need a muffin for breakfast instead of our usual oatmeal and fruit combo. The difference is that we’ve accepted this and told ourselves that it’s okay, which is the important part.
We want to take everything we’ve learned and help shift our health culture from one focused on food and exercise, energy deficits compared to energy intake, to one that incorporates mental health, natural foods, meditation and self-awareness through mindful moment reminders.
We’re looking for things you’d like to see – your take on holistic health and wellness and ways you think we can make it more accessible for the masses.