Maintain positive health in the winter – Let’s do it!

MAINTAIN POSITIVE HEALTH IN THE WINTER – LET’S DO IT!

I wrote this post with people who live in parts of the world, where winter is cold, gloomy and bleak in mind. During the winter months, this is the time of year where many are susceptible to being the unhealthiest. While summer yielded endless days of blazing hot sunshine, women unveiled their bikini ready bodies whilst the men displayed their ripped physique.

The impact of summer on health

Summer is the quintessential time for putting our best foot forward. Our clothing shifts into a direction where the entire body is accentuated or exposed. It is also a time of year where people are more body conscious, be it comparing ourselves to the latest hot celebrity or observing the body type of our male or female counterpart(s). This combination of image awareness, soaring temperature and determination to look flawless enforces the notion of optimising good health.

From a psychological aspect, our emotional state elevates during the summer time. We have a tendency to be more sociable, do outdoor activities and frolic. In other words, we become much more motivated. I find it amazing how people (myself included) manage to accomplish more during the sunny days. Continue reading

How Not to Allow Others to Sabotage Your Healthy Lifestyle

This post was a long time coming, it was on the tip of my tongue and only a matter of putting the works into proper context. Now that I feel comfortable and confident enough to convey my thoughts, it is high time that I shared my views with you.

My post was inspired by people I know offline and based on a true account.

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The Workplace Scenario

On a daily basis, I am surrounded by women, who are my co-workers. In typical female fashion you can already predict the direction of the conversation from guys to hair, clothes, makeup and most importantly DIET….yes I said the big D, the dread D word my nemesis.

It’s a known fact that women spend a lot of time worrying about their appearance – to look youthful with a desire to be slim (I’m referring to the Western society, as not every culture desires to be slim). The women that I work with are a small number of women and I’m the only one who doesn’t and won’t diet.

Now don’t get me wrong I have hang ups about my appearance like most women do, but when it comes to diet and nutrition I know that leading a lifestyle that is free from processed/chemically induced food and instead eating a large quantity of fruit and vegetables is what keeps my body nourished. While I’m well aware that a faddy diet won’t lead to long term results, I certainly don’t impose my philosophy to everyone that I meet.

Unsolicited Advice

As bizarre as this may sound, it takes a person in a state of unconscious thinking to be receptive to all the holistic changes needed to aid a healthier lifestyle. This explains why I’d never approach a random person and start speaking to them about their eating habits. Continue reading

Apple Kale Pomegranate Salad

Apple kale pomegranate salad

My Initial Post

You know when the-zeit asked me to make another guest appearance on their blog I was elated. Some of you who are reading this post might be familiar with my debut feature entitled ‘Maintain positive health in the winter – Let’s do it!’ the response from the-zeit’s readers was simply outstanding. I couldn’t believe so many people enjoyed reading my post and could resonate with it. I love helping people, seriously, I really do, so my objective was to reach out to as many people as possible and hopefully make a positive impact.

The Follow up!

That post was a tough act to follow; I thought about composing another health article but had a change of heart at the last minute. Since I LOVE to cook and know so many people enjoy eating I decided to treat you all to this Apple kale pomegranate salad – sorry the title is such a mouthful (no pun intended hehe). I believe this recipe is very timely with so many people in what I like to call ‘health mode’. If you’re one of those people, who have made a New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier, then yes I’m referring to you. Salads are very dear to my heart because they’re extremely light, low in fat, carbohydrates and an excellent choice to aid weight loss.

Hassle Free Salad

This salad is an assortment of kale, apple, pomegranate seeds and cashews – very simple yet tasty. I know we love to eat but most of us hate how time consuming cooking is and that’s another reason why I created this recipe. It’s one I eat often myself and kept in mind how convenient it was to make when introducing it to the wider audience. Continue reading