My name is Olivia Ross and I am an athlete in high school. Over the years I have learned that to perform our best, we need to live healthy lives and develop healthy habits. How we develop healthy habits is unique to each of us, but I think it’s really important to start learning these habits when we’re young – so thanks, mom and dad! Healthy parents mean healthy kids. The cool thing is - it's never too late to start making our lives better through healthy change.
Healthy living helps me as an athlete and a person because it surrounds me with people that bring out the best of me, it guides me to eat healthy foods that help me perform better, and it helps me understand the importance of getting a good night’s sleep.
A healthy lifestyle involves making choices that help us become better people. These choices have a ripple effect that betters our community and the friends and family around us. Having a healthy lifestyle empowers us to become our best version of ourselves, and that is ideal for an athlete. My healthy choices help me perform better. Performing better inspires me to be a bigger part of the sport, and being a bigger part of the sport is so fun and fulfilling to me and the people around me. I guess what I’m saying is healthy living helps us be the best we can be!
Welcome to our NativeFit blog – a space we invite you to visit often. We hope that all of our healthy lifestyle topics – covering everything from exercise, nutrition, healthy cooking, sleep, stress reduction, and happiness to healthy hobbies, behavior change strategies, health psychology, community initiatives and more – will inspire and empower you to develop the skills, habits, and strengths needed to live a healthy life.
NativeFit comes from a belief that we are all born to be healthy and happy, that we are all born to be fit. Based in science, and recognizing that everyone is unique and that one solution does not fit all, NativeFit uses the power of community to engage, inform, and support people of all ages in healthy living. Please join our NativeFit Blog Community as we learn about, practice, and develop the knowledge, skills, and habits needed to live long, healthy, vibrant lives.
Born to be healthy, happy & fit…NativeFit!
Dr. Maile Jachowski, M.D.