It may sound like a cliche, but it’s true, we are living in a very difficult and unsure time, and it’s okay to not be okay. It’s hard enough just to stay home without having to challenge yourself to do 50 push-ups every day or learn some complicated yoga pose. You don’t have to follow some complicated and restrictive diet right now, I mean, you should avoid going to the supermarket and the shelves are almost empty in any case! Eating for comfort really isn’t that bad an idea. We as humans are hardwired to derive pleasure from our food, so why not show some selfcare and eat something delicious!
Rest and relaxation can actually help soothe your stress and fears and give your immune system a boost.
Here are some of my favourite non-challenge activities that will leave you feeling relieved:
Happy national nutrition and obesity week!
Sorry... nutrition and WHAT?
You may ask why, in this age of healthy-at-every-size and body positivity, is it still important to create awareness around obesity?
Last week I presented a seminar on child nutrition to creche and preschool teachers as part of a week long workshop. We discussed the purpose of different nutrients for children, healthy and affordable food for children from less privileged backgrounds, and how to pack a healthy lunchbox. The women also made beautiful shapes and posters as learning aids for their classes, and advanced their story telling skills, amongst other new skills to help them shape the future generations!
What a great privilege to be a part of this blessed workshop!
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Please don't see it as anything other than a blog; general information, snippets that I find interesting, and recipes that I enjoy. It is not meant to replace individual healthcare from myself or other healthcare professionals.