As you make wellness a consistent part of your life, it subtly becomes clear to those around you that it is a priority.
Engaging in healthy behaviors not only helps you, but it makes you an effective model.
Modeling is so important. Let me be clear, while getting enough sleep, developing longer and leaner muscles, improving your posture, and earning the benefits of eating right may qualify you for a walk down the runway in Milan, this is not the kind of modeling I am referring to. I am talking about role modeling.
Social and behavioral theorists have long identified the value of modeling in learning. And still people often rack their brains trying to find the right words to teach their friends and loved ones about wellness. I say show them, don’t tell them. Choosing to nibble on an egg white at snack time, or skipping an after-work cocktail, or making time in your busy day to crush a workout: these are the types of choices that speak volumes and send a clear and quiet message to those around you about your direction in life.
Humans are curious and social creatures, and we know they are watching, especially the children! And as they watch, not only do they learn, but they also become more invested in your welfare and success.
By: Ward Willis // Kenzai Head Trainer