By Kendra Akers
From the Publisher: Health inside and out
True health comes from a healthy mind, spirit, and body.
You know the feeling––the familiar feeling of sliding your legs into the worn denim of a favorite pair of jeans. You know the jeans––they are the old friend in your closet who never lets you down, who can make you feel sexy when you need to feel sexy.
More than likely, these jeans have frays and even a few patches. But that’s why you love them. Do we feel the same way about our bodies? Is our skin something we feel comfortable in? Can we feel good in our own skin despite the wrinkles, the sags, the imperfections?
It’s only natural that we want to look good. Right or wrong, how people appear on the outside is how others often judge them. Therefore, we strive for tanned skin, well-groomed hair, sparkling eyes, and toned bodies.
Yet, some people can look naturally good on the outside, but they are hurting themselves on the inside. Take, for example, that beautiful woman who pollutes her body with nicotine, or that handsome man who takes steroids to achieve muscular arms and six-pack abs. In the long run, these toxins will have a negative impact on their bodies.
Everyone will agree that taking care of ourselves on the inside and outside is vitally important. You will inevitably feel better about yourself, and that healthy self-esteem will radiate outward. When that happens, others will enjoy being in your presence.
How can you achieve the best of both worlds? Feeling your best on the inside should start with being in ‘preventive’ health mode and having a trustworthy, professional healthcare team in place. Make sure to exercise, eat right and always listen to your body. To feel good on the outside, try finding a dentist who can enhance your pearly white smile or a licensed esthetician/dermatologist who can give you that beautiful, healthy skin you’ve long desired. A salon can polish off—literally—your look, leaving you feeling energized and euphoric.
I said all that to say this. Our feature story this month is titled “Look Good, Feel Good.” We’re going to delve into three pillars of health—body, mind, and spirit—to educate readers on how they can achieve a harmonious balance.
In a society where beauty represents prestige and power, leading a healthier lifestyle and enhancing your image will boost how you feel about yourself on the inside. And when you feel good on the inside, your confidence radiates outward, transforming you into the best version of yourself.
Until next month,
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