Designed To Flourish

“The most powerful thing you can do to improve your health is to learn to listen to your own body and stop listening to everyone else.” - Dr. Michael Ruscio

Anyone else out there as confused as I have been by the diversity and conflicting health information available? Some groups claim a lower carbohydrate, higher fat diet is best for optimal health, whereas other studies have shown higher carb is where it’s at. Some say high intensity interval training is the way to get fit, where others advocate for low intensity cardio.

How is it possible to have conflicting evidence to achieve the exact same result?

What should we believe?

Often we end up freezing, not knowing what direction to move as we struggle with information overload.

How can we move towards a healthier lifestyle and feel confident in what we decide?

Well let me see if I can provide a bit of guidance. I think the answer lies in learning to listen to our body!

I started with the basics, and stopped overcomplicating things. I found trusted professionals that actually LISTENED to help guide my decision making. I believe we know our bodies better than anyone else. Yes, others might have a wealth of knowledge, but they don’t know it intimately like we do.

The old adage of 'If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won't have to hear it scream' rings true in that our body is designed to flourish. More often than not, it will give us cues when things aren't well that we shouldn’t ignore.

But how do we do that?

Well, like I said...

Start with the basics:

Many of our current ailments come from a lack of engaging in the top 5 healthy behaviors:

  • Maintaining a normal body weight

  • Regular exercise

  • Not smoking

  • Healthy alcohol consumption

  • Getting adequate sleep

However, only 6% of Americans engage in these 5 behaviors regularly (1). This means we have the power to prevent or reverse many diseases, and live a healthy, flourishing lifestyle,