Raise your hand if you've ever been guilty of slacking off in the health & wellness department. You know:
Doing more magazine-reading than calorie-burning on the treadmill. Having pizza and French fries for dinner. Letting that inflammatory email from #WorstClientEver ruin your entire day.
Yeah, me too.
In the spirit of World Health Day, which is coming up on April 7th, I wanted to share my belief in the notion that living a healthy lifestyle is a prerequisite for having a satisfying love life.
Studies + common sense show that both men and women are biologically driven to be attracted to the healthiest in the dating pool. You don’t have to get all Darwinian to realize that those who are in shape, eat well, and minimize stress are the most fun to be in a relationship with!
If you want THEM to want YOU, it is time to get your healthy on, because like attracts like, my friend. After all, you can’t really ask for a six pack when the only six pack you’ve ever had is a six pack of beer.
Once you break your bad habits and commit to a routine, being healthy is easier than you think. Jumpstart a healthy life and love with the following:
Exercise that You Don’t Hate
If you don’t hate your workout, you might actually start to enjoy it. The key to maintaining your fitness is to find exercise that is fun and to mix things up every now and then so that you don’t get bored. Personally, my love affair with yoga has waxed and waned.
But one thing I’ll always heart: Dancing to great, uplifting music. Zumba does it for me. In fact, I’ll be trying a new Zumba Sentao class with Alyson Campbell this weekend. And since trying The Vixen Workout, well, I think I could get addicted!
I mean: What’s not to love about that Beyonce-inspired-booty-shaking-positive-mantra-twerking-goodness?
Whole Foods & Products that Aren’t Made Of Crap
When you continuously eat all those antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies, healthy fats, whole grains, and lean protein dishes, you are making yourself beautiful inside and out. And we all love to be with someone who is easy on the eyes. A healthy diet will make your skin glow more than any bronzer a Sephora gift card can buy. While we are on the subject, all skin care products are not created equal! If you are not going to eat food with preservatives and additives, why on earth would you put all that crap on your skin?
Healthy Stress Levels
If you are wondering about the golden rule of health and well being, it probably has something to do with managing your stress levels. You can be doing everything else right in terms of diet, exercise, and products, but if you have really high cortisol (stress) levels, you are never going to be at your most attractive. In fact, in a recent study at University of Turku, men rated women with the lowest cortisol levels as the most physically desirable!
Trust me, it is no picnic to be dating someone who is constantly stressed out with work, finances, or life in general. Not that it’s any fun to be the stressed out person who is always checking the phone either! When I’m stressed, I like to be sure I’m getting enough of my beauty sleep. In order to have an amazing night’s rest, I use things like Chamomile tea, journaling before bed, and Young Living Lavender Essential Oil on the soles of my feet. You might want to try these things or otherwise: Just Breathe.
So are you healthy enough to make THEM want YOU? If not, what can you do differently?
Leave a comment on the blog if you have ideas for a healthier life & love.