Health is Beauty
Why getting what you need might help you get what you want
So many of us are fixated with our weight. How do we measure on a scale? What’s our BMI? How does our body fat percentage stack up? All of these questions…
People don’t often like to hear the argument that you should be healthy first, because they tend to read it as an indictment of their quest for perfection. And, in fairness to them, the people saying it are probably saying it for that reason exactly.
Still, it’s worth knowing that, if you’re trying to achieve the “best body” possible, the way to do it is to build the best body possible, from the inside out.
Some people like fat. A little extra “something-something” in the caboose, nice wavy curves. This, for the record, goes for both men and women.
But the fact is, one of the most central drivers of a person’s figure is their muscle mass. Sure, you don’t want to be the next Mr. Universe. But no matter your build, having lean tissue beneath it is absolutely key to whatever look you’re going for.
The only way to build lean muscle is through a proper diet, one geared specifically toward health, first and foremost.
Think of your ability to build muscle mass – not how much muscle mass you have, but your ability to build it – as an overall indicator of your general health.
Because that’s exactly what it is.
Your skin is the biggest organ on your body and it’s virtually intertwined with every last one of your bodily systems. Blood vessels running to and from your skin to everywhere else make the vitality of any one part of your body nearly the same as your skin.
It shouldn’t surprise then, that many doctors attribute the overall appearance of health on the skin as one of the biggest indicators of a person’s health in general.
It’s simple: be good on the inside, look good on the outside.
And in this case, look good on the outside all over.
So many women are fixated with how their hair looks. Understandably so, do your hair right and you can accentuate features you like and hide features you don’t.
But if you don’t have good, healthy hair, there’s not much you can do stylistically to change it. And you run the risk of having that problem if you don’t take good care of yourself – specifically by virtue of all of the starving and depriving that goes on with the typical fad diet.
Very much the same thesis applies for the hair as does the skin: if your hair is healthy, you’re healthy. (Not coincidentally, this is because the health of your hair is so closely correlated to that of your skin, where it grows.)
This is yet another reason why being healthy and looking good go hand in hand.
Above the Shoulders
You might laugh, but one of the most important markers of your overall health is also one of the biggest determinants of your attractiveness.
And it’s not even something anyone can actually see.
That’s right, your mind may be one of the most influential drivers of your attractiveness. If you feel good upstairs, your mood changes, your personality changes. You become more active, more social, more flirty – just a better version of you.
That can’t be so if you’re not properly nourishing yourself.
So if you’re fishing for ways to look your best, start reeling in health.
Diet and Nutrition is an important part of your wellbeing. Our dietitians and nutritionists are here to educate you and your family about healthy ways of living by helping you to reduce or maintain a healthy weight, control cholesterol levels and strategies for having a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.
If you would like advice for a healthy diet make an appointment to see a dietitian.
We see children and adults for advice with all areas of nutrition.