In this seminar held by our good friends at N4 Food and Health, we explored the three main pillars for healthy living and how often they interact.

The three pillars include:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Mind-body connection


Our bodies need over 40 essential macro and micronutrients each day for baseline healthy function. We then need more particular nutrients on hand when demand is high. The best way to get all of these nutrients is by consistently eating a variety of healthy foods from different food groups.

The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating has great information for specific healthy eating guidelines relating to your age and stage of life.

Physical activity

We also explored the physiological and holistic benefits of physical activity. We discussed that exercising is good for us regardless of whether it leads to weight loss or not. Leading health authorities now acknowledege that focusing on healthy behaviours instead of focusing on weight loss is more beneficial to overall well-being.

Mind-body connection

The following are also important factors for a healthy mind and body well-being:

  • Getting enough sleep is a basic need. Seven to eight hours of sleep each night is needed to develop optimal functionality, health and overall well-being.
  • Staying connected with family, friends and other relationships.
  • Getting enough rest - different types of rest recharge us in different ways.
  • Practising self-care and learning to accept ourselves as we are.
  • Learning mindfulness meditation is a powerful way to improve many aspects of our body and mental health.