Becoming more conscious about the foods we eat, the clothes we buy, and the habits we form starts with looking at our current lifestyle. Many of us wish we had more time to focus on personal interests/wellbeing or spend more time with family. The reality is all too often that most of us spend our lives working so that we may provide for our family and ourselves. In the pursuit of money and time saving we cease to pursue a more educated lifestyle by not asking questions about the products we’re buying and how they affect our health. The term “health” refers to the general condition of the body or mind with soundness and vigor. With such busy schedules many lose this balance of having a healthy mind and body. The maintenance of both can seem too difficult a task when we are already faced with life’s never-ending to-do list. As a result, it becomes easier to be swayed by new diets and products that are misrepresented and aren’t necessarily healthy, but save both time and money. What we often fail to realize is all of the things we give up when we pursue a life that focuses less on being mindful, and more on continuing our pursuit of “quick fixes”.
This Healthy Living series is aimed to educate readers about a wide range of topics, which relate to everyday lifestyles and the promotion of sustainable practices. Learning how to manage stress through improved time management, and eating healthier dramatically changes the way you feel about yourself. Understanding the effects the food we eat has on the environment allows us to make more conscientious and sustainable decisions. You may find new recipes, advice, and knowledge that’ll help you feel empowered about changing your lifestyle. A person’s diet is a sustainable lifestyle rather than a short-term fix and it requires a greater understanding and awareness of the food we eat and physical exercise we choose to do.
Living healthy isn’t necessarily about having the washboard six pack or fitting into the negative 2 sized pants. Take a second and ask yourself simple questions such as, what makes you happy? Do you think you’re happy? If there was one thing you could change about your everyday lifestyle what would it be? Having a healthy lifestyle incorporates having a new outlook on life and continually learning and teaching others to think more mindfully about their own lives. Everyone has his or her own goals, mindset, and habits when it comes to living healthy. This series is intended to help educate the readers about their nutrition and help them achieve their goals of living a happier, healthier, and more sustainable lifestyle.
The 3 Core Values this series will follow and reinforce to the reader are:
The Healthy Living Series will be continuously updated so keep visiting the website for new articles and topics.
“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.” ~B.K.S. Iyengar
About the Editor: Hannah Raddatz is a Junior at Colby-Sawyer College, and is majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Biology. Within the KVTI she is involved in the GRAZE Speaker’s Series and is also one of the main editors for all aspects of the initiative from articles to reports. She is also a published poet within CSC’s literary magazine Solidus.
“I always try to make time to write creatively or help friends and peers with editing work because writing is something that I truly enjoy.”