365 Days of Self Discovery: Health & Well-being

8.11.19

Day 3

What changes could you make to improve your physical health?

Again, physical health is very important to me and one that many Americans deem not important until the unexpected happens  — I am a firm believer that when one takes care of their physical health it can make the difference in their attitude and how they carry themselves. Personally, this list is for me but doesn’t mean that others can not take this same advice or follow suit, and as always, if you find other things you want to add to the list, feel free to do so in the comments. 

  • Have my annual check ups with my doctor
  • Take care of my oral hygiene
  • staying active outside of the gym
  • eat less processed foods
  • take care of skin and hair
  • drink water daily
  • again, get enough sleep 
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A Little Lemon Can Go a Long Way

Let’s Talk Lemons.

My mom has been talking me into drinking my water with added lemon juice or a fresh lemon – but it hasn’t worked out well because I don’t particularly love the taste of lemon water. It isn’t that i don’t like lemons, but for some reason my taste buds don’t like lemon in my water  (but if forced to, I would drink it). Who else feels this same way? 

I suppose it doesn’t matter what I like, because it doesn’t make it any less beneficial, as a matter of fact, a little lemon can go a long way in your drinking water. 

 
 
  • Boost the immune system
  • good source of potassium (which helps with depression and anxiety for some)
  • Aids in digestion
  • said to help the skin as well (blemish free)
  • helps with weight loss – aids your metabolism
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Used as a detox method
  • regulate blood sugar
  • Relieves heartburn 
  • Studies have said that it can relieve kidney stones
  • liver cleanser

Tell me, do you add lemon water to your daily nutrition? 

 

Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxoo

Sweet Potatoes!

Sweet Potato, Red Purple, Pile Up, Fruit

That is right! I don’t like sweet potatoes, never have and probably never will. Why? because they are gross. I don’t see how people can enjoy them so much, even most of my family love it, except for my two siblings. Another thing is, I see everyone all over social media who is into “eating healthy” and fitness sharing pictures of sweet potato dishes – I am over here like.. seriously.. -_- 

Part of me is jealous, because I wish I could stand to eat them, but then part of me is like.. hahahahahahhahaahhaha have your sweet potatoes; I will continue to eat my russet (even if isn’t the “best” choice). Anyways after seeing so many pictures, dishes, recipes dealing with sweet potatoes, I decided I would make a blog post about it (in a good way) and share with you the benefits of adding sweet potatoes in your diet and then maybe you can decide why it is such a popular choice for health experts. 

 

Why, Oh why, The Sweet Potato?

 
  1. They are inexpensive
  2. available all year long in most places
  3. High in vitamin B6
  4. Vitamin C
  5. Vitamin D
  6. Have Iron and promote a healthy immune system
  7. Good source of magnesium
  8. Potassium
  9. Do not cause blood sugar spikes
  10. Anti-inflammatory nutrients
  11. Antioxidant nutrients
  12. promote healthy skin and hair
  13. good for stress because of the magnesium
  14. good source of dietary fiber
  15. Have said in studies to help prevent cancer – and protect against the effects of aging

Also, Yams and sweet potatoes are two different things that look a lot alike and many people do not know this, YAMS are rarely sold in most stores in the U.S and as said before sweet potatoes are widely available. 

So for these reasons, I wish I could eat sweet potatoes and enjoy it, hell I wish I liked YAMS too, but I don’t. Do any of you not like sweet potatoes? do any of you love them? share your thoughts on sweet potatoes in the common section and don’t forget to share this post on social media so people you know can be informed about this lovely food!

 

Your Fitness blogger,

Shay-lon xxx