“Wellness” has been a critical aspect of my life since a very young age. I had a mother who encouraged some very good health habits: eating vegetables and fruits, moving rather than sitting, everything in moderation and laughing through life’s inevitable ups and downs.This was the way my wise and wonderful, old-world, Italian mother lived. I’m sure I paid little to no attention to her teachings when I was young. My daughters do the same to me and pay little attention to what I have to say! But, now I know for sure that she was right about all of these things and more.
It took years for the researchers to catch up and now there are scientific studies to support that good health behaviors drive an improved quality of life and a healthier body into our later years.
Over the past 20 years, I have studied health promotion, assisted companies in the design and implementation of worksite wellness programs, spoken to audiences far and wide on this topic and tried to follow my own advice. I’m not perfect – no one is. You don’t have to be perfect. Aim for an 80/20 split of healthy, clean eating, meditation and moving your body, mixed in with a little ice cream and lazy weekends on the couch or surfing the web. We all have the ability to reach our wellness potential. Wellness potential is the ability to be the healthiest and best you possible. For those of us approaching mid-life, wellness today is the cornerstone of healthy aging tomorrow.
Whether you have a company poised to go to the next level in employee wellness or you are an individual striving to be your best YOU, join me and I’ll show you how.