What you need to know about wellness

In our recent blog “What’s Holding Back the Wellness Industry,” we talked about the true meaning of wellness as a positive approach to living and the integration of it into several aspects of our lives. But not all advice on wellness is accurate and not all companies have your best interests at heart when they are trying to “sell” you on wellness. We have sifted through some of the most popular advice cliché’s and have found some tips that you can actually trust when beginning your journey to wellness.

 

1)  Cliché’ - You need a wellness professional  to begin:

When you decide that you want to learn about wellness one of the first places you will likely turn will be the internet. Much of what you will read will focus on the need for you to go to a wellness or holistic professional. While this may be something you will want to eventually do, it is not a necessity. There are so many great online resources for you to learn about wellness on your own such as:

 

 

 

 


 

2)  Cliché - It’s All or Nothing:

Some believe that wellness is an all or nothing approach. If you are going to to do it, you have to do it in all aspects of your life or it won’t be effective. Not true. If you feel you need to incorporate wellness in only certain aspects of your life such as spiritual or emotional, this is perfectly fine. Wellness means different things to different people; do what works for you and recognize that it’s a process that’s always evolving. 

 

3) Cliché’ – You need to stock up on supplements:

When you are just learning about wellness, supplements are a lot of what you will hear about. There are supplements for everything from hair loss to energy enhancers. And although we DO believe in supplements, just jumping in and taking a bunch of them is not what wellness is all about. It’s about listening to your body, taking inventory and identifying your personal needs. Some of what you are currently doing may be working and may not need to be adjusted.  

 

4) Cliché - The key to wellness is to meditate:

Yes, and no. Meditating is certainly connected to wellness and can certainly enhance it but this isn’t something you need to become proficient with in order to be healthy. Your body sends you messages all the time and when you are overly stressed or worried, you may miss some of these messages. Don’t wait until you are sick to slow down and listen to your body. Simply spending a few minutes every day in quiet may make all the difference.

 

5) Cliche'True wellness requires a financial investment:

While it’s true that you can spend a lot of money on holistic care, supplements and detoxing, these are not what wellness is all about. Many spas and resorts have treatments meant to detox and purify the body and mind and they can be truly wonderful. But you don’t necessarily have to partake in these types of services to be well. True wellness embodies the mind, body and the sprit and there are so many things you can do at home to begin the process. Eating well, sleeping well, and taking time for yourself are all components of wellness and they are a great place to start. Spend time thinking about where you need to make changes. Change what you can on your own. If you still feel you need help from a holistic or wellness professional, then take that step if it’s right for you.

 

If you determine that supplements are what you need, Thalgo has a variety of products that focus on well being to help you reach your goals.