When it comes to health and wellness. Most of us will go for the quick-fix solutions like extreme dieting, or Botox. We are always in a hurry to look beautiful and fit.

We cannot wait. Not a minute longer.

We want to look good and healthy yesterday. Not tomorrow or next year.

However, this mindset is totally wrong. By going on the quick-fix route, we could be doing more harm than good to our body and brain because they need time to adjust accordingly.

Frankly, I believe that we will gain a lot more benefits when we go slow in our journey toward health and wellness.

We need to understand that we are what we are today because of our habits (some good and mostly bad) that we have developed over the years. Therefore, to improve our health and wellness, we need to focus on developing good healthy habits and removing bad habits from our lives.

Good habits like going for a walk after dinner, eating consciously and intelligently, sleeping at least 8 hours a day, practicing Yoga or exercising 3 times a week, meditating every morning for 10 minutes upon waking, drinking lots of plain water (no sugared water, liquor, or beer, etc.) throughout the day, etc. These are healthy habits that we usually take for granted until it is too late.

Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with, and bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with.

Being human, I think we are better at forming bad habits than good ones until our failing health screams at us for attention.

With bad habits like couching in front of the TV watching Netflix, not sleeping enough or early, not drinking enough plain water daily, not exercising, smoking daily, over-eating fried and processed foods, too much soda drinks, beers, and hard liquors, etc.

How can anyone expect herself to be healthy when she is so deep into her bad habits?

This is where they turn to quick-fix solutions. This is the reason why diet pills manufacturers, diet programs “gurus”, and esthetics doctors are making tons of money from women who look for quick-fix solutions.

Personally, I believe that if you go the slow and steady way to build your health and wellness at your own pace, you will get to understand your body better. You will begin to realize what you can and cannot do in certain exercises or Yoga poses, and what you should eat and not eat. You will start to listen to your body with a heightened sense of awareness and not overwork it because your Private Trainer says so. You begin to be in tune with your body as one entity.

This form of developing healthy habits is permanent and long-lasting. Once developed, their benefits stay with you for life. On the other hand, quick-fix solutions will make you happy for a moment or a few months  but sad for the rest of your entire life. 

You only have one body. Please take good care of your body as that is the only place you will live.

Thank you for reading this article.

You have my best.

Victor Ang
Founder & CEO, Victoria Rose
April 24, 2023 — Victoria Rose