Over the past few years we have become obsessed with quick fixes or wellness fads, putting our bodies through many rapid dangerous hacks. We’re looking to social media influencers for our information, accepting their promises with little to no research for ourselves, even though we are all made up differently. Social media has helped create a “showing off” culture and it is getting larger by the day. We are running off with promises of a new, better body and life with someone else’s pictures.

Time itself seems to have changed – our 24-hour clock is going at warp speed and we feel the pressure of it’s never ending increasingly loud ticking. The glowing promise of quick results. What damage is being done to our bodies, both physically and mentally? What are the implications for our relationship with food and/or exercise? We need to take our time to make the changes our bodies need not rush them through the process with false promises of dropping 10 dress sizes in 12 weeks. Quick fixes may seem to work fast but they are not sustainable. They do not fix the internal argument that some have daily with our food choices or exercise commitment. Wellness fads play to our vulnerabilities and may increase our anxiety, especially our desire to be accepted as part of a group, and can potentially create an unhealthy body image, a life of comparing and self-criticizing.

So, we need to work on the way we think about food and the choices we make around nourishing our bodies so they can function as they are meant to. Work on the way we commit to moving for 30 minutes a day to helps us both physically and mentally. Work on our sleep so that our bodies can restore and recover, this is where the magic happens. Work on our stress management effectively through relaxation/meditation techniques. Most importantly work on you and your own bodies needs slowly, continuously and informatively. Let’s get this nailed once and for all …… a healthy happy life free from compare Kx