There’s something to be said for outward appearances when it comes to presenting yourself as having a healthy lifestyle. For sure, there are internal indications, and there are emotional reconciliations that are just as important as how you look, but if you want to communicate to the outside world that you’re fit and satisfied, there are ways to make sure that happens effectively.
For instance, you can make sure that you have a healthy tan, a contextually appropriate body shape, a calm demeanor, a clean appearance, and the outward ability to connect socially when in public. These things are not hard to obtain, but they say a lot about you to the world that is constantly judging you based on its visual perception of reality.
A Healthy Tan
One of the first things that many people are going to notice about you is your overall skin tone. And not just in the context of ethnicity, but of how healthy your skin looks with reference to time outside in the sun. In other words, do you look like you have a tan? It’s important that you don’t overdo it or put the wrong kind of emphasis on this presentation during an incorrect season, but in terms of healthy aesthetics, you can either use natural sunset or artificial means to get the same result.
A Contextually Appropriate Body Shape
Being either morbidly obese or dysfunctionally thin do not showcase health to the outside world. There’s a huge realm of health in the middle, though, so that’s where you should target your personal appearance when it comes to body shape. Body image issues create a lot of chaos for people mentally and emotionally, but that occurs when they somehow detach the idea of a contextually appropriate body shape with their personal desired self-view.
A Calm Demeanor
Want to look healthy to the people who observe you? Put on a mindful look. And to do that, the trick is to actually be mindful! Practice a few walking meditation techniques, and when you’re otherwise feeling stressed, turn those methods on, and people will constantly remark about how calm and poised you seem to be.
A Clean Appearance
One of the first ways to peg someone who doesn’t live a healthy lifestyle is if they’re obviously dirty or unkempt. Ripped clothes, dirty clothes, unintentionally oily or dirty hair and facial hair, etc. – a small amount of attention to personal appearance in this regard makes a huge difference to the outside world.
The Ability To Connect Socially
Healthy people understand how to connect to other human beings on the fly. If there’s a reason to talk to another person, they do it confidently and directly. There’s no overt aggression, and body language cues are followed. Observe people in their interactions, and model your own behavior after folks who seem to have relationships that follow this.