Health Hacks: Tips From Miss SA
What is your definition of a healthy person?
Health is more than just the physical. If you are truly healthy, you are taking care of your mental and emotional well-being too. It’s about the journey of working towards holistic health on a constant basis.
What healthy habit/s do you follow daily, without fail?
This might not sound like a healthy habit, but I prioritise my sleep. I make sure to get anywhere between 7 and 9 hours every evening, as sleep heals and restores the body. It is the most important thing you can do for your body.
What does a week of exercise look like for you?
I combine running and weighted HIIT and boxing. I love mixing it up as it keeps me dedicated and interested in the exercises that I’m doing.
What is your general nutrition outlook/strategy?
I’m a whole foods kind of girl. I make sure to fill up my plate with fresh salads and veggies as the focus. I don’t categorise foods as good or bad, as I feel that even a doughnut can be nourishing to the soul at the right moment. Rather find balance than restriction.
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to living well?
I think we all feel challenged by how busy our lives can be, and the time constraints that it can place on exercise or healthy cooking, but I always plan well and prioritise my health as much as I can.
What are your non-negotiable indulgences?
A block of dark chocolate after dinner with a cup of tea.
It's ten years from now: what do want your day, week or general life to look like, from a health perspective?
I focus on making healthy activities a habit, so that ten years from now moving my body daily and eating well will be a part of my lifestyle.
If an individual wanted to start living healthier, what is the FIRST recommendation you would give them?
Start small. Taking one step in the right direction is better than no steps at all.