For me, writing this “Shed the Spread” blog has been a journey to discover the secret to a healthy lifestyle and how this can be practically implemented as a varsity student. Advertisements
Our bodies are wired to sleep and I’m definitely okay with that. Although we know that we should be getting at least 7.5 hours of quality sleep every night, I am more often than not the TLC provider for my friends’ post all-nighter regrets.
At school, Consumer Studies convinced me that if I wanted to be healthy, the traditional Food Pyramid and Food-Based Dietary Guidelines should be my bread and butter – just minus the infamous butter, of course.
It is 5:45AM. The air is cool and crisp. 16 000 runners from all over the world stretch, flex and shake their limbs around me, and then sing the national anthem in unison. “…In South Africa our land,” everyone roars. It is silent. My pulse quickens. The starting gun fires. Like thoroughbred racehorses, we gallop … More Running to the right rhythm?
Neuroscience teaches us that every time we think, our brains release chemicals that make us feel good or bad. If we believe these thoughts, our beliefs lead to actions that reflect them. Believe it or not, our minds have a powerful influence over our bodies and over our whole lives.
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Some might think that the frantic kicking, pulling, splashing and crashing of limbs through water is anything but therapeutic, but hear me out.
It’s time for a detox: a detox from the misleading health myths that we feed ourselves on a daily basis. Let’s discover if less really is more, if we can have too much of a good thing and if time, space and budget constraints are all they’re cut out to be.