Saturday, 13 June 2015

GGL | Healthy Living

Today's post is another in our series Girls' Guide To Living with Paige and Emily. This weeks theme is Healthy Living, which is very appropriate at this time of year as lots of people are trying to get the perfect 'Bikini Body'.

Around this time of year there is always posts about new diets or fitness tips. I don't want this post to be like that, because that's not really the kind of person I am - plus if you wanted advice on things like that there's about a million other people who could talk about that better than I will probably ever be able to. I am going to include a few tips on healthy eating and staying fit but I want to focus this more on other sides of health. Like mental health and your happiness. I am in no way a professional and this might not help any of you at all, or it might be really helpful, who knows? I'm going to start with the things everyone talks about in the category of healthy living.

Eating Healthier
Not even going to lie, this is something I am so bad at so I can't really give you that much advice. The first thing I would say is do not try one of those crazy diets that basically consist of starving yourself, especially if you are a teenager. Those kind of diets are very damaging to your health and will really not do you any good at all. Also, don't try to ditch all the junk food at once, you'll just end up craving it more and eating it again. Start by slowly cutting out things one at a time. but make sure you are still eating enough, just healthier foods. Just remember that you are beautiful how you are and you do not need to diet for anyone.

Exercise & Fitness
Again this is something I am awful at. I really don't recommend getting a gym membership or some really expensive workout gear. I would say just grab a pair of comfy shorts, some trainers and a t-shirt. You don't just have to do running or cycling or some workout DVD. You could join a club at school or outside of school like ballet, netball, football, or basically anything else. All of these will help you keep fit and are fun to and can make you some new friends.

Being Happy.
I don't think anyone can truly give you amazing advice on this, as it's something really personal to you. The only tips I have are to try to surround yourself with good, caring friends who can make you laugh and have a good time. Find that one little thing that makes you happy and stick with that. Whether that's a sport, a hobby (for example mine are blogging and making videos), or just spending some time with your loved ones.

Saying Mentally Well
With exams around lots of people can get very stressed, sad or anxious. If you ever feel stressed or anxious or depressed please please please talk to someone. I know how hard it is but honestly it really helps. Just try to remember that better times are coming and the hurt will end and exams will be over soon. I know at the time it will feel like it will never end and everything is so hard, and talking to someone can be the hardest thing as it can seem like they'll judge you or won't understand, but I promise if you find the right person they will try really hard to help you feel better. Just remember, everything will be okay in the end, and if it's not okay. then it's not the end. You can always talk to me about anything, just send me a message on any of my social media!

I hope you enjoyed this post and don't forget to check out Emily and Paige's posts.
What are your tips for staying healthy?
Angharad xoxo

6 comments:

  1. Great post Had! I think that all of your tips were really beneficial, and I think it is important to think of mental health too, after all it is one of the main parts of health!
    Paige x

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  2. I really love this post - especially the mental health section surrounding exams, I think sometimes people forget how important it is to stay mentally healthy and take time out x

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  3. definitely need to take these tips, summer bod please!? Loved this post!

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    <3

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    1. Aw thank you <3 Sure, will have a look now xx

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