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12 January 2017

Welcome to the blog!

Hi there, I am glad that you found your way here. I think the time has come when we can no longer get away with outsourcing our health problems to a 10min doctors appointment, some pain killers and anti inflammatory medication. We need to educate ourselves, learn to ask the right questions and get involved in our own health so we can make better decisions – every single day.

Health is not just the absence of disease. Health is a state of optimal well-being.”

-World Health Organization

There is so much information out there though, both good and bad, so where does one start? As I am extremely interested in the topic of personal health, and I have already spent a ton of hours researching articles, books and the internet (and will continue to do so), I am hoping to save you a lot of time.

Through this blog I want to make the process easier for finding good information, by pre-selecting information and giving it to you in an easy format.

We are the sum of all of our parts, no doubt about it. But, I think that most of us for a long time have just been focusing on some of the parts that we like, while completely forgetting about others like daily movement, mobility training and eating nutrient dense foods. You can get away with this for a while, but after some time things will start to catch up to you and your health will slowly start to deteriorate. The earlier you can really get involved in your own health, the earlier you can stop the negative cycle of deterioration.

I want to invite you to start learning more about what I consider to be the four cornerstones and the roots to our health.

The four cornerstones:

  1. Movement/Mechanical health - do you have free range of movement in all of your joints?
  2. Internal functions/Chemical health - is your body balanced from within, gut bacteria, organ health?
  3. Nutritional health - your daily building blocks, you are what you eat
  4. Recovery - sleep, relaxing your mind, how to unwind

By learning more about these topics, you will start to be in charge of your own health. In my work I really focus on pre-hab instead of re-hab and I strongly believe that if you take good care of these pillars, as they all influence each other, you will be able to feel great and to feel that you have control of your own health.

Great health does not come for free however, you will have to put in some good work and make some lifestyle adjustments to see some results, but getting the job done is usually not as hard as as you might think once you know what TO do.

So, tag along and start learning more about the four cornerstones and to think critically about them so that we can have intelligent conversations about our health. From there we can learn and share our findings with our friends, and within our communities to build a stronger, healthier and happier you.

If Urban Health Concepts can inspire you to have a conversation about how to take better care of your body, then I will be delighted.

Keep it simple, but keep working on it!


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