eVitality Voices: The Blog
Entering into the New Year, many of us will be making New Year’s resolutions and many of these resolutions may revolve around losing weight. There is continuous pressure by society and the media propagating unrealistic standards of beauty that often fuels our desire to be thin or lose weight, and in recent years there has subsequently been a strong push back in the right direction to accept all definitions of beauty and all body shapes or sizes. With that in mind, there is an additional lens to view weight loss through, however, and this involves the impacts that being overweight can have on an individual’s health and wellbeing.
No one likes to be sick. (Well actually, that's not true. It can be good to be sick, but only in the context of: 'oh dude, that thing you did was totally sick! Right on! Radical!'). What we mean is the kind of sick where we feel generally miserable, have a blocked nose, sore throat, nauseousness, and all of the other dreadful symptoms that come with having a cold and/or flu.
At eVitality we’re big believers in eating natural, good-for-you foods. Food is fuel, and it has the potential to be delicious AND nutritious. The following are examples of foods that seem like they'd be good additions to a healthy diet, and we’re not faulting you for thinking as such, but we are going to rain on your parade and tell you that they aren’t so great...
We all know how important it is to take care of our teeth. We learn from a very young age to brush and floss, as well as visit the dentist regularly. Often when we think of dental hygiene, things like preventing cavities, tooth decay and gum disease come to mind. But have you ever considered that taking care of your teeth contributes to overall health? We know that it's important to eat right and exercise to stay healthy, but it is just as important to look after your teeth as well.