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Tessa Brennan - 30/04/2021

Health Affirmations

If you need health affirmations, you’re in the right place! At Vertellis, we want everyone to live life as their best, healthiest selves. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of our favorite affirmations on health, designed to help you feel your best in every area of your life.

Our goal here is to make you feel empowered in regard to taking care of your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. As you go through this post, remember, this is not about punishment or even self-discipline—it’s about forming a healthy, loving relationship with your body. We know that when you say kind, empowering things to yourself, you’ll begin to make healthier choices from a place of love and respect (versus shame and guilt—because who needs that?!). Fast-track your progress with our affirmations for health.

Keep reading to get our top 51 positive affirmations about health. Some are motivational, others help you tap into self-love, there are even ones to give you peace and confidence while healing from an illness or injury. Wherever you’re at on your wellness journey, we know these powerful quotes will help you move even closer to living your healthiest, most amazing life! And keep reading to get some tips on how to incorporate good health affirmations in your daily life.

Health Affirmations

51 Health Affirmations

These health affirmations are here to support you in every aspect of your life. Whether you’re struggling with body image, need support on your healing journey, or just want some encouragement while cultivating a healthier lifestyle, you’ll find 51 affirmations for healthy bodies right here! Pick the ones that resonate with you the most and start to include them in your daily routine.

  1. I am worthy of having a healthy body.
  2. My body is perfect, just as it is.
  3. Investing in my health is one of the best investments I can make.
  4. I trust my body to tell me what it needs.
  5. I listen to my body’s intuition.
  6. I make time to tend to and care for my body.
  7. I am in charge of my health.
  8. I decide what a healthy body looks like.
  9. My body is strong and powerful.
  10. I appreciate my body for all it does for me each day.
  11. I choose to prioritize my mental and physical health.
  12. I awaken each day feeling refreshed and energized.
  13. I am healthy, happy, and whole.
  14. My body and mind are always striving for perfect health.
  15. I am proud of my unique body.
  16. I model good health for my family.
  17. I focus on my positive progress.
  18. I celebrate small wins.
  19. I advocate for my health.
  20. I surround myself with people who support my wellness journey.
  21. I speak to my body with compassion and care.
  22. My illness does not define me. 
  23. I am always worthy of love and belonging.
  24. I release all stress and negative thoughts about my body.
  25. I am a vision of good health and vitality.
  26. I eat foods that nourish my body and help me feel energized and radiant.
  27. My body grows stronger every day.
  28. I move my body with joy and gratitude.
  29. I challenge my body because it’s fun!
  30. I am open to trying new things to improve my health.
  31. I send love and compassion to the parts of my body that need it most.
  32. I’m taking steps each day towards living my healthiest life.
  33. I focus on what feels good in my body.
  34. I have the power to make good choices for my health.
  35. I prioritize rest and recovery.
  36. I accept help and support on my wellness journey.
  37. Good health is important to me.
  38. I release all guilt and shame about my body.
  39. My health is a gift. 
  40. I fill my body and mind with positive thoughts.
  41. I am committed to being my best, healthiest self. 
  42. I love and respect my body.
  43. I enjoy eating foods that make me feel good.
  44. I am happy to be alive!
  45. My body knows how to heal.
  46. I release the need to compare my body with others.
  47. I make choices that bring me energy and vitality.
  48. I believe my body can do powerful things.
  49. I release the need to punish myself and only make healthy choices from a place of love.
  50. I love seeing how healthy habits improve my life.
  51. I have everything I need to live in perfect health.

If you’re working on developing a healthier relationship with your body or healing from an illness, be sure to check out these body positivity affirmations, as well. They’ll help give you an additional boost of confidence and self-esteem whenever you need it. 

How do affirmations about health work?

When you incorporate affirmations about health into your life, you’re actually rewiring your brain (cool, right?). Essentially, thanks to evolution, our brains are designed to see and create patterns. Consequently, when we consistently have negative thoughts about our bodies or a medical condition we’re experiencing, our subconscious minds become wired with these limiting beliefs.

By replacing negative thoughts about your health with positive ones on a daily basis, you begin to create more positive belief systems and teach your brain to think differently about your body. Not only does this make you happier (seriously—saying positive affirmations for health activates the reward center of our brains which release endorphins), but it also makes you more resilient in the face of challenges, confident in yourself, and excited to make healthy choices.

Use them every day!

Notice that we said “daily basis”—because that’s important! Saying these wellness declarations once in a blue moon won’t give you the results you want. You need to practice them consistently so your subconscious mind has the opportunity to become ingrained with these healthy thoughts. 

How to make healthy affirmations into a habit

If the key to making these healthy affirmations effective is to practice them on a daily basis, how can you make using these positive quotes a regular habit? It’s simple! For us, it all comes down to routine and accountability. Use these tips to take your healthy affirmations to the next level.

Incorporate health quotes into your morning routine

One of the most powerful times to reinforce your thoughts for good health is in the morning. Why? Because the thoughts you have in the morning have the power to affect your mood and actions for the entire rest of your day. When you say your positive affirmations for health in the AM, you’re setting yourself up for success to make healthier choices and think more encouraging thoughts about your health and wellbeing throughout the day. 

So now that you know the power of healthy affirmations in the morning, let's talk about how to put them in your morning routine. Our answer? Any way that you enjoy and is sustainable for you!

There’s no right or wrong here. Say your affirmations for a healthy body in front of the mirror, write them down in a mindfulness journal like Vertellis Chapters, or turn them into a meditation mantra. The key is to repeat your chosen health declaration (whether out loud, on paper, or in your mind) for at least 3-5 minutes.

Want to learn more about morning affirmation routines? For more ways to incorporate these wellness quotes into your AM hours, check out our post on morning affirmations

Enlist an accountability buddy

Did you see the quote above that says: “I accept help and support on my wellness journey”? That’s right...this is where you get to walk your talk! Getting an accountability buddy to help you use your affirmations for a healthy body is an act of self-love.

There are so many ways to do this. Find one that feels right for you. Some of favorites include: sending a text to your partner once you’ve done your “I am healthy” affirmations for the day and/or doing a weekly check-in where you and your friend talk about your wellness proclamation routine and the changes that you’re seeing. Your buddy can be an health affirmation aficionado, as well (simply send this blog to them so they can get started!) or they can just be there for support. Again, no right or wrong here!

If you feel nervous to ask a friend or family member to be your accountability buddy, read through some of these confidence affirmations. You’ll get a boost of self-assurance to make this process feel like a breeze.

How to get the most from these affirmations on health

Practicing these affirmations for good health in your morning routine is one of the most effective ways to see changes in your mindset. But there are other ways you can incorporate these powerful mantras into your day to see even better results! Here are some specific examples of times you can use these health affirmations as a soothing balm for your brain or a confidence boost when you need it most.

Affirmations on health

Repeat a healthy mantra during physical activity

Lifting heavy weights at the gym? Need a boost on a long run? Say one of your wellness declarations! It’s amazing what we can do when we put our mind to it. Saying (or thinking–it doesn’t have to be out loud!) a powerful affirmation on health during exercise helps fuel your mind with positive thoughts so you can challenge your body even more. 

Try one of these next time you’re in the middle of a challenging workout: “My body is strong and powerful” or “I am a vision of good health and vitality.

Say a healthy affirmation to prioritize your well-being

Let’s be real, it can be challenging to prioritize our health, especially when we have a lot on our plates (work, kids, etc.). It’s even more challenging when we feel guilty about taking the time to prioritize our health—even though we know it’s important!

In addition to doing your good health affirmations on a daily basis, say one whenever those feelings of guilt come up. Some of our favorites include: “Investing in my health is one of the best investments I can make” and “I model good health for my family.”

Use positive affirmations to boost mental health

If you’re living with a mental health condition, physical illness, or healing from an injury, you know that some days can just feel hard. On dark days, find a health affirmation to help boost your mood and bring a little brightness. A couple we recommend: “I am always worthy of love and belonging” and “I speak to my body with compassion and care.” 

You can repeat your wellness mantra out loud, meditate with it, or even write it on a sticky note and put it somewhere you can see it. There’s no right or wrong here. And if you find you need a little more of a boost, take a look at these affirmations for self-love. They’re like giving yourself a big hug! Remember, these healthy affirmations are not a substitute for medical counseling. If you have mental health problems, please seek help from a professional. 

Making health affirmations work for you

At Vertellis, we believe that deciding how to incorporate these affirmations for health into your life is totally up to you. Use this information as a guideline, but feel free to play around with different methods and times of day as you begin to build your practice. You can even re-word any of the good health affirmations written above to make them more personal and powerful for you.

At the end of the day, all we want is for you to feel positive about being in your body, enjoying movement and nourishing foods, and giving yourself plenty of sleep and rest. To us, that’s what it means to prioritize your health. Find a way to make these positive quotes work for you—there is never a wrong way to use these health affirmations!

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