I’ve been a lifelong fitness fan… fortunately. That said my eating habits have, over the years, been more ‘miss’ than ‘hit’. I had a mindset that said ‘as long as I work out I can eat anything’. And that made perfectly good sense to me. I looked fit and healthy, so all must be well, right? Wrong!
I didn’t stop to think about the internal damage I might be causing by eating poor quality food. And in reality, I didn’t appreciate just how poor the quality of the food I was eating had become over the years.
Like a lot of health conscious people, I am now fully engaged in learning what it means to have a balanced diet, how to make better food choices and fuel my body for daily living as well as my fitness pastimes.
But what about the percentage of the population not yet on board with respecting and looking after their bodies from the inside out? Week after week there are headlines screaming out about the poor health of our nation. This is the latest one that caught my eye:
Britain – the fat man (and woman) of Europe: UK will be fattest nation on continent by 2025, with 40% of adults classed as obese
New stats are part of world’s biggest obesity study comprising 20m adults
- Reveals there are currently 640 million obese people around the globe
- Currently, UK obesity rates are 28.4% for women – the second highest in Europe behind Malta – and 26.2% for men, the worst in the continent
- Public health officials warn many adults will go on to suffer ‘life-changing consequences’ including cancer, strokes, type 2 diabetes and heart attacks
We all have a responsibility to look after our health (and that of our children) but I also believe we can play a part in the battle for healthier lifestyles by sharing nutrition knowledge, personal stories and tips with others; helping those who want and are ready to make changes to do so one step at a time.
It’s time. I, for one, do not want to see these poor health predictions become our reality. What do you think we should be doing to help people make better health choices? Your thoughts & opinions matter…
Let Your Health Be Your Wealth!
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A catalyst for change, Yvonne Bignall is a breath of fresh air in the extraordinary way she helps women 50+ to reconnect with life & their innate power through radical self-care, guilt-free!
She supports, encourages, and inspires women to prioritise their health, one bitesize action at a time. Her work is challenging as it navigates through difficult conversations, listening & observing how women’s health issues have been:
❊ Under-resourced &
❊ Swept under the carpet
She helps women to recognise & unpack old scripts that still (sadly enough) tell them that their value derives from their level of caregiving of others, their output. The truth is it is the input, the ability to resource self, which provides women with the energy required to realise their true potential.
Along with her team, she explores the thoughts, behaviour & habits, often born out of guilt, gender expectations, and reinforced narratives, with curiosity (not judgment), discarding the unhelpful, whilst reclaiming innate power through the creation of new patterns, restoring a sense of self, outside of societal expectations. In her opinion, this allows women to:
✔ Develop an elevated level of self-awareness
✔ Build / rebuild their confidence & self-belief
✔ Value all of who they are and invest time in who they want to be at their best
A self-care warrior, an encourager & inspirer, Yvonne is today an award-winning Women’s Health Advocate, Published Author, and an International Presenter. She is also a Radio Show Host and a Podcaster.
Yvonne is focused on building a community of women, www.PermissionToThrive.online, who are ready to reclaim their right to self-care, guilt-free, and who prioritise their health without apology, role-modeling behaviour & habits that inform generations to come of their true value.
She also advocates for self-care over burnout in the workplace, delivering practical webinars in the corporate space. In her own words, “It is time for employees to prioritise their wellbeing. How will they deliver their best work without it?”
One of her favourite quotes comes from Eleanor Brown, ‘Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel’
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