The 6 Human Needs, and Why They Matter to Your Health

By Nicole Martin

May 2, 2019

Here's how your specific needs shape your health journey...

 

Tony Robbins has identified six basic human needs, divided up into two categories, physical and spiritual. Physical needs include certainty, variety, significance, and love and connection. The two spiritual needs are growth and contribution.

This list teaches us some important things about our total health.

We all need a certain number of them more than others because we're each unique. Some of us may need more certainty than variety, while others might pursue significance above connecting to others.

But, what do we all have in common? We're complicated animals, but each of these needs has to be met in one way or another. That's why health needs to address every part of who you are.

This is why fad diets don't work. Or, if they do, then it's only for a short time. You might lose weight, but more times than not, it's going to come back. And even if the weight stays off, that doesn't mean that you're any healthier.

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The Symptom

The weight is a symptom. It's an indicator that other, deeper issues are at play. And any plan that doesn't address these underlying issues just isn't going to be sustainable.

Taking back your health has to address all your needs—physical and spiritual.

Just cutting out the bad stuff from your diet is a great start. But it's certainly not the end. Instead, you need to dig deeper and figure out the “why” behind your relationship with food.

Same thing with your connections to friends and family. Your relationships are a big part of your overall health.

Too often in our culture, our health is compartmentalized. We think of “diets” involving just food. We think of “exercise” as something that is only good for us physically. But, really, it's all connected.

 

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How Getting Healthy Works

And that's why our Healthy Evolutions program addresses each facet of your health.

Health is more than weight loss. In fact, weight loss is really just a tiny part of it. If you're ready to make the changes you need to make, and you do the hard work of making the changes you need to make, of course, you're going to lose weight.

But the benefits don't end there. In fact, that's just the start.

You're going to take a journey that will change you forever. And along the way, you'll find happiness, life, health, and community.

If you've tried everything else—with little or no success—and are truly ready to take back your health, I'd love to connect.

Just click here to come to one of our free Wellness Dinner Seminars (if you're in the Detroit-Metro area) or schedule a Discovery Call to chat about your goals and see if our program is a good fit for you. After all, you've got nothing to lose—and a whole world of health and happiness to gain!

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