• Jackie Lede

Investing in my health was the best decision I ever made

I often get a pullback from people when it comes down to committing and investing in their health. I have a few ideas about what this is about.

Maybe it’s because there are so many quick fixes and free diets out there, that people have become accustomed to low-level price options to solve long time, big problems.

Maybe it’s because here in Canada our medical system pays for most medical services, and so people are conditioned to use what’s free, even though they are not getting the individualized attention they need.

Maybe it’s because people think that all they need to do to reach their goals is follow a simple meal plan or diet, even though they have tried this over and over again, without the results they are looking for.

Maybe it’s because they tried investing in things before, and never seem to get what they want out of what they have chosen.

There are many reasons why people are hesitant to invest in their health, but I don’t get it. I don’t see what else would be a better investment than taking care of an area of your life that affects EVERYTHING else.

No one questions whether they should pay the lawyer thousands of dollars to help them with their will or a business coach to help them create a more streamlined service offering. People would never expect a quick fix or a cheap deal with these other kinds of problems, so why expect this when it comes down to their health?

Before I became a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach, I was pretty miserable. I was unhappy and I was struggling with my body, and ultimately the relationship with myself. What could be more overpowering than that?

Every single day I had low energy, stomach pain, headaches, was depressed and anxious, my skin was itchy with eczema. On top of that, I was yo-yo dieting so I was increasingly becoming fearful of what to eat and over-analyzed everything I ate, multiple times a day. It was all-consuming.

On top of that my life matched how I felt. You can’t have an amazing life when you feel like crap physically and emotionally. I was in a long term unhealthy relationship with a partner that made me feel worse about myself. I had a job that I was unfulfilled in, but I couldn’t see that I had other options.

What else would have been a better investment than getting my health sorted out?

My entire life changed when my health started to improve. Every area of my life. Every single one.

I can’t stress enough that investing in your health is the best thing you could EVER do for yourself. It will not only affect every single area of your life in a positive way, but it will also carry forward with you until the day you die. It is a lifelong investment.

Unfortunately, our medical system and our education systems don’t teach us much about our health and how to take care of it. It is actually shocking that we aren’t taught these things growing up. How to take care of ourselves, feed ourselves properly, how to look at our beliefs and values that keep us stuck, how to use food as a tool to heal certain imbalances in our body, how to have a good relationship with ourselves and food. So many things.

If you are ready to see the value of investing in your health and the possibilities that could come from having this area of your life thriving, then apply for a complimentary Health Audit with me. All you need to do is fill out this application form.

The best advice I could ever give someone is to prioritize their health. It really does make or break your experience of life. What could be more important than that?

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