The #1 Thing You Can Do to Easily Boost Your Health Today

You May Already Do It

Robin A Henderson
5 min readJun 27, 2022


A couple cooks in their kitchen.
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The wellness industry conditions people to think in extremes: eat once a day, slash calories, or train for a marathon.

They trick us into believing that unrealistic and unsustainable lifestyle changes are necessary for weight loss.

We add fuel to this fire with our insatiable appetite for quick-fix solutions.

Our need for instant gratification coupled with a results-at-any-cost mindset is risky business at a minimum and a deathtrap at worst.

It’s a dangerous combination of irrational expectations and false promises that do more harm than good for our physical and mental well-being.

What if you could improve your health without deprivation, starvation, or restriction?

The pandemic forever altered how we eat, shop, and cook, forcing the kitchen to become a necessary part of our daily routine.

We were stuck at home with restaurants closed, food delivery services halted, and limited food options.

For some, defrosting and microwaving frozen meals passed as gourmet. Others leaped at the opportunity to expand their palate and explore new cuisine.

Thus, the era of internet food trends was born.

Sourdough bread, feta pasta, focaccia, pancake cereal, overnight oats, etc., took over our social media feeds. We also introduced healthier items into our diets, such as smoothies, salads, and stews.

The silver lining is that we experimented in the kitchen and picked up a few new habits along the way.

We exchanged fast, convenient, and cheap food for healthy, delicious, and satisfying meals. This allowed us to consume a wider variety of fruits and vegetables.

However, one question remains:

Now that dining out is normal again, how do we maintain our preference for home-cooked nutritious food, developed at the height of the pandemic?

What do you think is the number one thing you can do to boost your health today?



Robin A Henderson

I write about inclusive storytelling in Hollywood and diverse representation in wellness.