"Perfectly imperfect," every-BODY is different!

As a wellness coach, it is always so important for me to respond to the unique situations of my clients… So writing a blog is interesting because it requires me to try to distill key concepts that can be considered almost universal. Having said that, I have to re-emphasize to anyone reading this blog that “every-BODY is different.” One-size-fits-all rarely works when you are dealing with health and wellness. Just think about how complex are bodies are…how, from person to person, so many things that seem “universal” can vary. For instance, people walk differently, the sound of talking varies from person to person, the way our bodies react to physical situations is based on our unique genetic and biological makeup. As I like to say, “we are all perfectly imperfect.” That’s why I like the concept of vegetablarian vs vegetarian. I know many people, client included, that do not do well on vegetarian diets. On the other hand, I know few people that don’t achieve at least some benefit from a vegetablarian diet. The funny thing is I think we all know this intuitively; after all, one of the first things you are taught is to “eat your vegetables.” Mom and Dad got it right with that one! I would love to hear from you. If you are not a vegetablarian, try it for a week and see if you feel differently. Let me know! If you are a vegetablarian, share why you are!

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Tanya Leake

Tanya Leake is the founder of EmBODY WELL and is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified health coach, group fitness instructor, specializing in Zumba, dance fitness and sculpt.  She teaches a variety of modes of dance, is certified as an Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor, with additional certifications in Natural Health Fundamentals, Behavior Change and Nutrition Therapy.  She is also a certified instructor for Oldways’ “A Taste of African Heritage” health through heritage program.   She brings a wealth of knowledge from a holistic perspective on health and well-being.