Committing to a healthier lifestyle often requires giving up some of your favorite sweet or fried treats, that won’t help you with achieving your overall goals. Undoubtedly this is one of the biggest challenges you will face along your journey, because it requires you to give up on food that you actually love and enjoy eating.
Self-care is all about taking the love, attention, time, affection, kindness, compassion and care and directing it inwards; toward the self. Taking good care of yourself entails looking out for yourself by engaging in activities and practices that boost your wellbeing, it’s about being good to yourself in all the ways that you generally would be towards others. Self-awareness is an important component of a good self-care practice as it helps you gauge which areas of your life need more attention and how to better care for yourself.
The World Health Organisation defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. That means that our health is determined by our wellbeing that encompasses our physical health, which involves the state of our bodies (how fit we are, how well our organs function etc.), our mental health (how intact our mental processes are, how well we function emotionally etc.) and our social health (how well we interact with others as well as the state of our interpersonal relationships for example).
Remember the never-ending list of things I’ve always wanted to try out? Well, the “oh so glorified” Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) detox had been repinned to my Pinterest board more than once. 7 to be exact: 3 under Hair Care and 4 times for detox purposes.
And just like that, without any hesitation or prior research, I decided to try it out. I mean, what’s the worst that can happen?
Predictably exercise and nutrition are common elements on our wish list that are amplified with the dawn of a new year! Understandably most people would like to lead healthier lifestyles, because such changes are likely to positively influence almost every aspect of their daily lives.
Raise your hand if the word ‘resolutions’ rubs you up the wrong way and grips tight around your oesophagus like Velcro…
The answer is, yes.
Are you a busy career woman or man, who finds it hard to balance your busy schedule with your fitness life? In this edition we go extra in finding out ways on how to stay fit whilst having a busy schedule.
When it comes to health and wellness, it’s no secret that a plethora of social constructs, harmful ideology and the patriarchy has detrimental effects for both sexes. Harmful ‘lessons’ and thoughtless things people say to boys and young men such as ‘boys don’t cry’ and ‘be strong, you are a man’ are statements that’s boys and young men internalise and as such grow up to become men who believe these things.
This month we want to encourage all of Monochrome’s male readers to get off their bums and get back in shape. Summer is here, not around the corner, HERE sway! Exercising at home is hopefully, something you’ve been thinking about while sitting on the sofa waiting out this cold cold winter we are slowly coming out of.