The introspective approach to health and fitness calls upon us to look inside ourselves for the ultimate guiding compass to point us in the right direction with regards to what we do to take care of our health and fitness. This introspective approach is largely meant to be an alternative to the reactive approach we’re made to perpetuate as the norm, although it does in itself make provision for some reactive elements. Those reactive elements contained are more of a last resort, however.
Taking stock of what makes you feel good
If it’s pleasure that exists in its purest form, as pure as the moment Mother Nature brought it into existence, then whatever it is which any of your senses enjoys should be pursued as part of your health and fitness regime. Certain fruits which are picked in-season taste really good because they’re actually good for you, with the natural sugar you get from something like a sun-ripened mango having none of the ill-effects of something like the refined sugar you add to your coffee, which itself is not good for your body.
If it makes you feel good in any way, even if it’s something like admiring the natural beauty of someplace you’re visiting, then it should form part of your health and fitness routine, but only if it can be enjoyed in its naturally unaltered state.
A meeting-point of two seemingly polar worlds
This introspective approach to health and fitness brings into focus what is essentially a meeting-point between two worlds which we’ve been accustomed to believing should never meet, hence clichés such as “A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips…”
Go natural and you’ll realise that something that feels good isn’t necessarily bad for your health, including your mental health.
Effortless prevention as a better alternative to pursuing a cure
Once you apply the introspective approach to health and fitness then creating and adhering to a health and fitness regime becomes less of a chore and more of a natural part of your everyday life. You won’t dread eating a healthy meal, for instance, because you’ve identified healthy food that also tastes good, and you won’t dread getting in the required exercise to keep you fit because you exercise by engaging in an activity you enjoy.
When medical treatment is mandatory
When all the preventative steps of the introspective approach to health and fitness have been exhausted and perhaps penetrated by some health issues you subsequently have to deal with, the reactive elements naturally come into effect. At this stage we slip back into the mainstream economics surrounding the provision for needs such as healthcare, such as claiming on your healthcare insurance or perhaps pursuing those EEOICPA claims for which you’re eligible.
The last resort is having to pay out of your pocket for medical treatment, which can get really expensive depending on the issue you’re dealing with, but if you actively practice the introspective approach to health and fitness then hopefully you can avoid this stage altogether.