The Value of Health and Wellness can be Taught

Helen Schifter has been on the frontlines of the ongoing dialogue about the need and associated value with leading a healthy lifestyle. The value of a healthy lifestyle is not something that has gotten enough attention. Instead, there has been so many other aspects to living and luxury that have drawn the attention of members of the media and members of society. 

Helen Schifter shares that the proper insights that need to be communicated in order to change this conversation properly, is to employ an aggressive campaign that seeks to educate the public about the need and value to change the way they lead their lives. This needs to have a consistent rollout that people of all ages will be able to appreciate. The message has to be equally unifying and all encompassing in order for it  to be most effective and well received. 

The value to leading a healthy lifestyle does not just have constructive effects on one’s physical health. After all, emotional and mental health impact physical health. And of course, something that does not get nearly as much attention as it should, is the need for there to be a prioritization of one’s health. But after all, let’s define clearly what truly comprises leading a healthy lifestyle that’s filled with health and wellness. 

And the variables are usually consistent, no mater which health and wellness expert you may ask. Of course, many will contend that it is merely a question of maintaining a healthy diet. Even when it  comes to eating, healthiness is an important factor – but there’s also a common fallacy and misconception that exists, concerning the idea that this somehow needs to compromise the quality of the cuisine and taste of the foods you eat. 

This is totally not the case; and is a myth that can easily be debunked. There are many healthy food offerings across a diverse pool of cuisines – whether American, Italian, Middle Eastern Indian or otherwise. Furthermore, due to technological advancements, there are ways to scale the number of calories and carbohydrates one is eating – in pretty simplistic and rudimentary ways. 

But beyond maintaining a healthy diet, physical fitness matters. How often are you working out in the gym? And more importantly, what is it that you’re actually doing in the gym? Are you sticking to a consistent pattern of physical workouts, that is also sufficiently diverse? Or are you instead focused on only one part of the body at the expense of other equally important parts? So fitness regimen matters as well; and it  too is a very important factor and variable in overall assessment of how healthy one is leading a lifestyle.

But proper fitness doesn’t only have to take place in the gym. It  can also take place in your everyday life. That can mean walking to work as opposed to commuting via public transport. It  can mean jogging down the boardwalk or the street in your local neighborhood for a half hour per week. Or maybe just walking through your local park for a fairly nice amount of time that amounts to an ultimately healthy workout. 

Helen Schifter on Thrive Global has written about the need for there to be an influencer campaign targeting our nation’s youth and even young adults about the value of leading a healthy lifestyle. But it’s also equally important for there to be a message that’s communicated to these target audiences, concerning the potentially detrimental effects of neglecting to lead a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes, being well informed about what can happen in the absence of healthy living, can be just as effective in terms of motivating someone to lead a healthy lifestyle, then as ultimately explaining to people the value of healthy living. That’s why such a campaign – in order to be properly informed and educated, and therefore effective, needs to also take into account the human psyche and how it  will react to various forms of messaging.