The Many Factors of Good Health

For many people, the number on the scale – i.e., their weight – is one of the most important “results” they seek to obtain. However, there are other factors that paint a more complete picture of good health, many of them far more important than the number on the scale.

Here are some of those other factors that deserve consideration: your body composition (muscle vs. fat), your body measurements, how your clothing fits, your labs (e.g. glucose, A1C, lipids), your energy level, your mood, your strength, your cardiovascular endurance, your flexibility, your sleeping habits, how quickly your body recovers from illness or injury, the condition of your skin/hair/nails, your oral health, your digestive functioning… the list goes on and on. As you can see, weight is just one of many factors that have to be considered to see the total picture of health.

Good nutrition affects every single one of those factors. With so many benefits that come with changing your diet and improving your health, when is the right time to start? Now! Is it ever too late to start? Never! I have clients in their 70s and 80s who have made substantial improvements in their health, to their – and their doctors’ – delight.

I love to help my clients see the complete picture of good health, and then work with them every step of the way to achieve their own personal health and wellness goals. If you’ve never worked with a dietitian before, I’d love to help you!

I hope you have a great week!