Healthy Living (Ft. Wine)

Today more than ever, people are concerned about their health. In most Western Australian cities and towns, any given morning will put on a spectacular show of health-seeking people. The walkers who walk in pairs, groups, with dogs, or chasing kids on bikes. The runners who jog on the spot at traffic lights to keep their heart rate escalated. The lycra-clad bike riders who pedal as a peloton, and then drink coffee as a peloton after. The gym-goers, the ones who yoga in the park, and the ones who swim laps in the sun. Eventually, everyone wants to be healthy.

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”

― Paulo Coelho

Having good health is a precious prize to be treasured. Some of our health is luck, but most often, it comes down to us. Before we embark on our health journey, the most important thing to work on is self-awareness. Ask yourself, ‘What would wellbeing and health look like for me?’. If you can’t see yourself lifting weights and eating grapefruit, don’t even bother. There is a better way.

Health fads come and go, 20 years ago, everyone was downing wheatgrass shots to get healthy and pretending they didn’t taste just like a big glass of dirt. A few years before that, people were making huge batches of cabbage soup and eating it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner until they were so miserable that they lost weight. Here at Westwood, we know a better way to be healthy that also includes the odd glass of wine!

“his lips drink water

but his heart drinks wine”

― E.E. Cummings

Healthy living can include days when you don’t want to exercise, days when you need to switch off from the world, and days when only a glass of wine will hit the spot. Don’t deny yourself those important mental and physical breaks. The benefits of relaxing and drinking a great quality wine can be as impactful as a CrossFit class washed down with celery juice.

Healthy living and drinking wine fit together in a wonderful way. You can nourish your body with delicious healthy food, exercise in a way that you enjoy, and thrive with the health benefits offered by a good glass of wine. Your body will be able to fight disease, suppress the aging process, and support a strong mental state with moderate consumption of wine. Let’s face it, we just enjoy it too dang it! Anything that makes us relax after a long day, connects us to our social groups, and tastes that great cannot be bad for us!

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