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Redefining Wellness: What it means to be a ‘well woman’ in 2024

It’s time to start redefining wellness.

As we gear up for the new year, the pursuit of health and wellness calls for a fresh perspective. Before we dive into setting goals, let’s redefine what it truly means to be “well.”

Studio 5 Health & Fitness Contributors Miki Eberhardt and Emily Nelson have some insightful ideas on finding a balanced approach to wellness for both body and mind.

Find more advice from Miki and Emily on Instagram, @nutritionbymiki, and @highfitnessemily.


Redefining Wellness in 2024

Embracing 2024: A New Take

Stepping into a new year feels like flipping to a blank page full of possibilities. Miki and Emily bring a unique perspective to the table, urging us to reconsider what it means to be a “well woman,” setting aside societal norms to focus on a holistic well-being journey.

The Wellness Journey: Beyond the Straight Line

Rather than envisioning wellness as a straight line, Miki and Emily propose a horseshoe-shaped journey. At the peak of this curve lies the essence of a “well woman”—an enthusiasm for life, normal mood fluctuations, joy in movement, and a peaceful relationship with food. Straying too far in any direction can lead to unwell characteristics.

Finding Balance in Fitness and Nutrition

In this journey, fitness and nutrition hold key roles. It’s not about sudden, drastic changes, but rather taking small, consistent steps toward a healthier lifestyle. Prioritizing movement for even a few minutes a day and embracing a diverse range of whole foods play crucial parts in achieving wellness.

Embracing Body Transformations

The conversation revolves around accepting body changes that accompany different life stages. Understanding that our bodies are meant to evolve is an important aspect of wellness. It’s about respecting our bodies without falling prey to society’s unrealistic standards.

Becoming Your Own Caretaker

Miki and Emily emphasize the importance of self-care, encouraging us to be the caretakers of our bodies. Treating ourselves with love, embracing individuality, and avoiding comparisons are crucial in this journey.

The Influence of Social Media

Acknowledging the impact of social media on mental well-being, they stress the need to curate feeds that foster positivity. Recognizing and calling out toxic diet culture narratives is pivotal to avoid unhealthy paths.

In essence, 2024 presents an opportunity to redefine health and wellness on our terms. Here’s to embracing the well woman within us!

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