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When you’re ready to make big changes in your life, your lifestyle, your body and your mind, you’ve got to go personal.

The personalized health movement could be described as a fusion of the Quantified Self approach and the practice of mindfulness. The Quantified Self movement seeks to measure data on every aspect of yourself and your life, from how many steps you take in a day to what and how often you eat to the measurements of your body and your sleep cycles.

Understanding the unique animal that you are is invaluable, because it can help you learn how to care for yourself and reach your full potential in all that you do. As you gain knowledge of what works for you in the kitchen, at the gym, and in every other arena of your life, you can make adjustments that allow you to thrive.

Learning how to make these adjustments is a part of being mindful. You’ve probably heard the term mindfulness being thrown around—it’s a hot buzzword in the wellbeing sector these days. But what does it mean, really, and what does it have to do with your health?

Psychology Today defines mindfulness as “active, open attention on the present.” In the arena of personalized health, mindfulness is an active and attentive approach to your health and wellness, helping you to discover what’s right for you and what makes you feel good.

So as you get personal with your health, you have the opportunity to learn more about who you are and what you need to thrive. And as you cultivate a willing curiosity to discover new things about yourself, you will naturally become more attuned to how, why, when, and where you feel your best.

Understanding who you are can make all the difference!

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