When it comes to health, there are two opposite ends of a sliding scale. On the far left is sickness (disease, unwell, etc.), to the far right is fitness (world renowned athletes), and in the middle there is wellness (good general health markers that reflect current age). We support and encourage our members to focus on the factors they can control when it comes to the five pillars of health, therefore moving themselves towards the right end of the health continuum.
Five Pillars of Health
Exercise can have immediate and long term health benefits. Exercise can reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Exercise can help you feel better - more energy, better mood, improve sleep quality. Overall, exercise can improve your quality of life.
A healthy diet can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight and can reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A healthy diet can make you feel better - more energy, better mood, improve sleep. Overall, a healthy diet can improve your quality of life.
Poor sleep is linked to weight gain, can cause poor appetite regulation, can impair brain function, can increase your risk of heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, and has a strong link to depression. Overall, good sleep can improve your quality of life. MORE INFO
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” Wayne W. Dyer Overall, the right mindset can improve your quality of life.
A Harvard University study that has spanned over the course of 75 years, followed approximately 700 men over the course of their lives to assess the most important components to a healthy life. Their conclusion was that “people who fared the best were the people who leaned into relationships, with family, with friends, with community.” -Robert Waldinger
The reason why Cultivar Health operates mostly on a group class model is because we have personally experienced the benefits of a fitness community and the life long relationships that can come from it. People generally join a gym looking to get fit and healthy, but we have found that it can also provide something great that people sometimes do not realise they are looking for - it’s a community and the relationships.
In summary, we want to help provide you with the best possible chance to lead a long, healthy, and happy life. We believe that by working together in a joint commitment to improve upon the five pillars of health, we can all achieve that simple yet most important goal.