The Model Health Show

The almighty scale is a tool that many folks use to track their health and fitness, but it’s just one tool. There are many other measurements of health that can determine how healthy you truly are, including things like sleep quality, metabolic health, body fat percentage, and energy levels. Your weight is just one benchmark, and it in no way illustrates the full out-picturing of your health or your value as a human.  

On this episode, Noelle Tarr of Coconuts and Kettlebells is back on The Model Health Show to discuss why focusing exclusively on the scale can actually diminish your health. She’s going to share which biomarkers you should concentrate on instead, and how to focus on true health instead of just the number on the scale. We’re also going to talk about the benefits of exercise, the truth about cellulite, and how women can train in accordance with their cycles. 

If you’ve ever unhealthily obsessed over the number on the scale, Noelle’s message will resonate with you. She is truly one of my favorite people, and I hope this episode is empowering and supportive of your goals. So click play, listen in, and enjoy the show! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What percentage of American adults are metabolically healthy. 
  • The problem with how health has been defined in the fitness industry. 
  • Why focusing exclusively on a goal weight can lead to poor health. 
  • The problem with trying to get back to your high school weight.
  • Why fluctuations in weight are natural and normal.
  • The importance of making decisions based on what your body needs. 
  • How stress impacts our physiology. 
  • Important biomarkers (other than weight) you can use to assess your health.
  • The connection between spending time in nature, vitamin D, and wellness.
  • Why managing your stress is a critical piece of overall health.
  • The power of saying no. 
  • Why women need to eat more calories in the second half of their cycle.
  • How exercise can improve your health (whether or not you lose weight!)
  • The link between having an active lifestyle and COVID-19 outcomes.
  • How strength training improves bone density. 
  • Why listening to your body is more important than maintaining a workout schedule.
  • The truth about cellulite. 
  • What the infradian rhythm is, and how women can exercise in accordance with it.

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