I worry that many people feel health and wellbeing isn’t for them because they don’t have a lot of money for expensive ingredients, classes, crystals or workout gear. Or they don’t see anyone that looks like them speaking about health and wellbeing topics that are relevant to them.
This is why I believe it’s so important to have voices in the health and wellbeing industry that have a different cultural point of view and come from different backgrounds, be it race, age, body shape or ability.
By opening up the conversation to other people from different backgrounds, we widen the scope of what wellness means and the tools to achieve this.
This means acknowledging that not everyone can afford expensive ingredients or has the luxury of time to make long and complicated recipes.
It means acknowledging the history and cultural context of the wellness trends such as yoga, meditation, matcha and Ayurveda.
It means acknowledging that certain health topics such as menstruation, fertility and childbirth have different cultural and religious contexts that must be addressed in order to move the conversation forward.
It means acknowledging that some might be intimidated by going into a fitness class, feeling as though they don’t have the right body / skin colour / brand of leggings / etc.
It means acknowledging the racial disparities in health outcomes, especially in the UK and the US.
What do you think about diversity in wellness? What else needs to be discussed?
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Le’Nise Brothers is a nutritional therapist, women’s health coach and founder of Eat Love Move.
Le’Nise works primarily with women who feel like they’re being ruled by their sugar cravings, mood swings and hormonal acne & bloating.
They want to get to grips with heavy, missing, irregular & painful periods, fibroids, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, post-natal depletion and perimenopause.
Her mission is for women to understand and embrace their hormones & menstrual cycle!