A healthy body and mind

VIEWPOINT

04 February 2019 | Opinion

Leandrea Louw - JanuWorry is finally done, and I believe a lot of us have listed ‘eat healthier’, ‘lose weight’ or ‘start exercising’ as one of our New Year’s resolutions.

I know I’m guilty as ‘losing weight’ is the number one thing on my resolutions list.

While I was on leave, I was on the roll. I started cycling again, and managed about 2 or 3 kilometres on the first day. Mind you, this was my first time in months on a bicycle. The next day I decided to push my body because I know what it’s capable of. That day I cycled 10 km, the next day 12 km and on the third day I cycled 14 km.

I was extremely proud of myself, and even lost a kilogramme or two. I can lose weight so quickly but then again gain it in a jiffy.

I started working again, and now my bicycle is gathering dust in the garage. I keep on telling myself all I have to do is get on the bicycle and just cycle around the block or something, but I always make up some sort of excuse to exercise after work. ‘The weather is terrible for cycling’, ‘I still have to cook’, and the most loved excuse of them all: “I’m too tired’.

I believe some of you might struggle with the same inner fights as I am now, but I know we’ve got to start somewhere.

It’s so much easier to make an excuse and put off exercising or eating healthy, but in the long run it can only benefit us.

I’ve heard so many stories of people battling with heart diseases, cholesterol and diabetes, and it’s no joke.

We can’t keep on practicing unhealthy habits and only wake up when the doctor gives us bad news.

I, on the other hand, decided to push myself one day at a time. Namibia Medical Care (NMC) started a 30-day healthy habits challenge and I decided to join. My first task on Monday was to chew slowly and mindfully, and on Tuesday I had to walk 6 000 steps, and on Wednesday we had to list five things we are grateful for.

It might sound silly, but I believe starting small, by getting your mind in the game, will help you achieve your weight or healthy habit goals.

Similar News

 

Lessons for 2019 AFCON

1 week ago - 08 April 2019 | Opinion

There is still a lot that the national senior soccer team need to learn if they want to be a force to be reckoned with...

TALK

3 weeks ago - 25 March 2019 | Opinion

Karl Philander - Humans have proven over the years that we are capable of anything and everything we put our minds to. Humans are told...

Woman, you are phenomenal

1 month - 11 March 2019 | Opinion

Leandrea Louw I recently came across a situation where a woman had to lay a charge of theft against the daddy of her baby.Mind you,...

Body goals

2 months ago - 18 February 2019 | Opinion

The holy bible says that our bodies are the temples of Holy Spirit and that automatically gives everyone an obligation to take care of theirs....

SMS’e

2 months ago - 28 January 2019 | Opinion

Sal graag wil sien dat Nampol, so ook die Hentiesbaai Munisipaliteit, die vierwiel voortuie onder die duin voor die Henties Hotel en by die Supertube,...

VIEWPOINT

2 months ago - 28 January 2019 | Opinion

Opportunity beckons Otis Finck - The momentous docking of four luxury passenger cruise liners in the port of Walvis Bay recently was definitely a massive...

VIEWPOINT

3 months ago - 24 December 2018 | Opinion

Not such happy holidays Otis Finck [email protected] I’ve noticed that it’s a lot quieter than usual at the coast this holiday...

SMS’e

3 months ago - 24 December 2018 | Opinion

Lyk vir my deesdae gaan dit net oor geld vir besighede en winkels met geen rus vir party van hul werkers nie. Destyds op die...

SMS’e

4 months ago - 17 December 2018 | Opinion

Skynbaar is die regering erg bekommerd oor my veiligheid daarom die verpligtende dra van veiligheids gordels, maar glad nie so erg bekommerd oor my veiligheid...

Arrive safe and alive

4 months ago - 17 December 2018 | Opinion

Leandrea Louw - It’s the festive season and majority of us will be travelling to various destinations to spend Christmas and the New Year.At the...

Latest News

Experience Africa up close ...

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Supplements

Omaruru Game Lodge is renowned for its diverse and unique wildlife. Situated within a 20 minute drive from Omaruru, it is the perfect place...

Asbestos removal project under way...

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Government

Arandis - Leandrea Louw The Walvis Bay municipal council accepted a proposal by Adcon CC to rehabilitate the hazardous waste site and create more space...

‘n Plek waar jy die...

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Supplements

Die geharde kampeerders Oliver en Conny Kayser het 'n plek in die hartjie van die majestueuse Erongo-bergreeks op Conny se ouers se plaas Eileen naby...

Surround yourself with tranquility ...

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Supplements

The establishment, which has been under the watchful eye of Gitta Pretorius for the past nine years, started out with only three rooms and a...

Your home away from home...

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Supplements

The serene atmosphere immediately calms you upon entering the lodge. Kashana prides itself on the fact that it was awarded as the best...

The gentleman netball coach

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | People

WALVIS BAY - Adolf Kaure Adolf Kaure - Bobsey Kanku Musambani whose coaching has transformed netball at the coast since his introduction to the...

Kom kuier lekker saam

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Supplements

Dié lekkerste familiefees in Henties ondersteun ook hierdie jaar die Namibie Boere Droogtehulp-inisiatief. Die kuierfees begin amptelik op Goeie Vrydag (19 April) met...

For exceptional comfort

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Supplements

Tsudisa Ditto !Gonteb established the facility in October 2015 after he retired as the director of planning and development services at the Erongo regional council...

Pickle your own fish for...

6 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Supplements

Pickled fish is a quintessential Good Friday food during Easter. Ingredients 1.75 kg Cape salmon, cob, kingklip or any dry white fish 125 ml (½...

Load More