Mindful eating behavior and lifestyle habits for wellness and prevention
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Bioiatriki Healthcare Group, Bioiatriki+ Nutrition and BioClinic, Thessaloniki, Greece
Publication date: 2022-05-27
Public Health Toxicol 2022;2(Supplement Supplement 1):A85
The 1948 WHO Constitution took the bold leap to define health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Given that quality of life and longevity may be attained in the existence of chronic disease, it is fundamental to shed light on all factors that affect and improve health and contribute to prevention, henceforth educate nutrition consultation clients and the public on how to improve their wellbeing and enjoy daily living. A 2022 study on mindful eating behavior and self-compassion among university students linked both with BMI and wellbeing, with the underweight and obese groups reporting lower self-compassion, less mindful eating attitudes, disordered eating and lower wellbeing. Such findings indicate that self-compassion and mindful eating are useful targets in interventions to prevent both obesity and eating disorders. The duration and quality of sleep in alignment with circadian rhythm, positive dietary choices as a result of self-compassion and mindful eating behavior, as well as physical activity in a feasible and fun way, create an equilibrium called wellbeing that is so easily challenged with aging and modern technological advancements, yet so feasibly controlled with self-willingness and the deserved expert support through mindfulness-related interventions.
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