Keeping a Healthy Mind and Body

Keeping a healthy mind and a healthy body is not that easy as it sounds. Sometimes we tend to forget that these two goes hand in hand or maybe some of us does not know what a healthy mind and a healthy body is.
For me, a healthy mind is a worry free mind, a mind with happy thoughts and a mind full of dreams. While a healthy body is a body free from sickness, free from fatigue and a healthy body is working body.
But how do we achieve it when we are exposed to the harshness of our environment?
  • Β It should always start with yourself. Know what you really want in your life. Contemplate. What are your goals? Are you contented with your lifestyle now? If not, are you willing to move on and do something with it? Decide.
  • As much as possible keep the negative people out of your life. Do not assosiate yourself with them because negative vibes will only give you worries and headaches. They are only a waste of time and energy. So ignore them and focus on yourself and the people who bring out the best in you.
  • Plan. There is nothing wrong with being spontaneous but sometimes planning is the best way to effectively achieve our goals. For instance, planning when to go to the gym and planning what to eat this week and the coming week.
  • Make time for exercise, whether at home, outside or at the gym. Exercise is good for the health. Do not make the “I’m tired” excuse. What is 45 minutes of walking everyday (just an example)? Remember, we all get tired and if you are always tired then you might want to have it checked with your doctor. Tiredness is sometimes our defence mechanism against the fear of getting tired or in other word, laziness.
  • Eat healthy but it does not mean that you have to cut your favorite fastfood or chocolates but have a balanced diet. Too much of something is bad for you. Remember that you are what you eat. So what you put in your body will have an effect on you later.
  • Do not forget to rest/sleep. Remember, our body needs to regenerate after a long day of working, studying and working out. Failing to do so would weaken your immune system thus making you vulnerable to sickness.
  • Lastly, do not forget to have fun.

 

I always eat healthy on a daily basis, but I also love to eat sweets and food rich in carbohydrates.

 

I always keep in mind that being fit is more important than looking sexy. When you’re fit and healthy, the rest follows.

 

I always take water with me everywhere I go or run πŸ™‚

Question of the Day: Should I make a seperate blog for food?

Since I’ve decided to cut down my monthly expenses to 11.2 percent, I am now very careful of my economy. No more impulsive shopping and unplanned meals (avoid eating at restaurants and avoid take away)! But it does not mean that I have to cut down my favorite food. No! Not a single chance! I love to eat! So how do I get to eat my favorite food without compromising my wallet? Well simple, make and prepare food by myself! It is a smart and effective way of not only saving money but also a good way to live a healthy life.

Anyway, I would really love to write about food and personal economy. But I am wondering if I should write it here (on my personal blog) or should I make a Food and economy blog? What do you think? Suggestions are welcome. Feel free to comment or send me an e-mail. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

For The Curious Cows

I’m one of the few who eat vegetable salad on a daily basis. I can’t say that I’m proud but I say that I’m healtier now. I thank my family especially my parents who were really patient on feeding me green and leafy vegetables when I was a little kid. I know it is not an easy task to feed kids with vegetables.

Some of the people I know were implying that the reason why I eat salad is that I want to reduce weight and be thin. They thought that I don’t eat a lot as much as they do because I eat salads. I’m not surprised on how they associate salads and weight loss, I’m sure everyone has seen the ads about weight loss and dieting. It’s frustrating to explain to some of them that I eat healthy because I want to be healthy and I don’t need to reduce weight. We all know that there are various reasons why people are into this kind of lifestyle, so before you come up with a conclusion ask first. I honestly got offended when someone told me that I don’t eat like normal people do. 
Anyway, enough with the ranting, I want to share an example of what I usually eat every weekdays.
  1.  To start my day, I eat a big slice of bread with ham and/or cheese  and a glass of milk during breakfast. 
  2. During my lectures I always make sure that I have a bottle of water and some cookies with me (Just in case I get hungry or thirsty)
  3. I usually have salads for brunch.
  4. I still eat salads for lunch but this time, double portion.
  5. For dinner, I’d eat anything (example: meat, fish, chicken, rice etc)
  6. If I get hungry in between the meals I eat snacks(cookies, chocolates, etc).
Say, ain’t this a normal diet? >.<
Being healthy is not just about reducing weight nor having curves but it’s how you take care and love yourself.  

Rebel Chic is Going Healthy

There are lots of reasons why we should live a healthy lifestyle. (I don’t need to write it down in this post.) However I just want to share why I’ve decided to change my some of my eating habits.
I’m a person who loves to experience all the good stuff. I believe that life should be treated so well that I eat anything that is good for my soul (aka tasty foods), since life is so short. But I noticed that I easily get sick these days and it makes my sleeping life complicated and hence my working life is harder.

So I made these rules for myself regarding what I should eat and what activities should I do.

  1. Buy and eat fruits instead of chips.
  2. Play with my Kinect games often, if possible.
  3. Eat dark chocolates instead of regular chocolates.
  4. Avoid sodas on weekdays.
  5. Make walking outside a habit.
  6. Eat a lot of salads.
  7. Drink lots of water. 
  8. Drink lots of tea.
  9. Exercise regularly.    
  10. Avoid too much salt.

A friend once told me that I don’t need to mind about my diet because I ain’t fat but then I told her that I just want to take care of my health. I think it is wise to do it now when I’m still young to avoid chronic illnesses in the future.

If you are wondering if I’m going to cut down fast food. Well my answer is no, but I’ll just lessen visiting Burger King or McDonalds. πŸ™‚