10 things you need to be healthy

21st October, 2015

10 things you need to be healthy

• Access to adequate food
• Basic food preparation and cooking skills
• Adequate clothing and shelter
• A safe environment
• Human connection
• Adequate sleep
• Adequate rest and relaxation
• To do something you enjoy
• To be active in a way you enjoy
• A sense of purpose

Note: this list is not exhaustive and we are happy for you add comments on other things people require live a healthy life.

10 things you don’t need to be healthy

• A nutribullet or love of green smoothies
• The latest “superfood” – or any “superfood” for that matter (e.g. blue matcha, kale, coconut nectar, acai, cacao, gogi, chia etc)
• To follow a wellness guru who promotes a specific way of eating
• To follow an attractive wellness guru with a slim fit body
• To “eat clean” or “go paleo”
• To eat gluten free (unless you have Coeliac disease)
• To avoid all added sugar
• Thrash yourself with high intensity exercise
• Six pack abs
• A lean, slim or toned body

Note: we are not saying it’s wrong to do these things, we are just pointing out they are not a necessity for achieving good health.

If you find yourself feeling “holier than thou” or really good about yourself when you do these things, but terrible about yourself when you’re unable to stick by them, then chances are they are causing you more harm than good.

Thanks for reading!