I’ve always believed in the importance of living healthy everyday.. I would hear people belittle this value system I have created for my life, “Common, you must have fun and eat junk food” “How can you workout everyday???” and one of my favorites, “What you do can’t be healthy”.. These comments are usually best expressed by those who are either unfit, never worked out or, consume a diet of predominantly junk.
Being a Certified Personal Trainer and a Nutritional Consultant I am faced with all kinds of opinions with regards to health and fitness almost everyday. Some are eager to learn the benefits of which they can apply to their lives, others just like to criticize.
So let me begin explaining why fitness is an important aspect, if not one of the most in everyday life.
What’s the secret to getting a good night’s sleep ?
(Being active throughout the day is proven to exhaust you by night time whereby you can enjoy a well deserved rest, definitely a solution to insomnia).
What’s the key to starting your day early and refreshed ?
(Working out regularly allows you to sleep early benefiting from healthy sleeping habits which in turn allows you to wake up early and refreshed to begin the day ahead).
Are you studying, working or taking care of children ? How do you manage to stay alert and focused throughout the day ?
(It is proven that exercise allows you to feel physically more energetic throughout the day).
You lead a somewhat stressful life, yet how do you manage to stay positive and look so radiant ?
(The secretion of endorphins ‘happy hormone’ allows you to feel great and look good as it is reflected upon you physically as well.. after a great workout how can anything bring you down).
You are a walking ball of positive energy, how do you do it ?
(It’s those lovely endorphins swimming through your system ! )
Your skin is beautiful, you are glowing.. What products do you use ?
(Nature’s remedy, a good workout allows you to release any toxins out of the body when you sweat which gives you that refreshed post-workout glow).
One of my favorites.. Your pregnant ? How ? But you look good ??
(When you workout regularly you can maintain your fitness levels allowing you to continue throughout pregnancy.. just don’t over exert yourself).
How do you get away with eating that piece of chocolate cake ?
(If you are constantly working out, you can afford to cheat once and a while with something that isn’t so healthy yet you crave.. cause tomorrow you’ll burn it all off).
The answer to all of the above is..
Eat clean, Nourish your body, Live an active life, Gift your body with the natural blessing of movement.
Being fit isn’t about looking good, its about feeling good and using your body to its best ability, allowing it to express itself through action and movement.
Human beings are mobile creatures, we aren’t meant to be sedentary.. during the current century and technological era most people are confined to a seat for 8 hours a day, not realizing how this can negatively impact the human physiological system.
As John F.Kennedy once said “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” Being fit and healthy has a 360 degree approach on life in general. The challenge, the exertion, the motivation, the healthy habit all impact your everyday spirit. The chemical secretion of endorphins, known as the ‘happy hormone’ allow you to radiate with positive energy which allows you to make better choices and ultimately lead you towards the road of success.
Success is determined through action, success is variable yet distinct to accomplishment. If you can take care of your health you can take care of anything in life, any obstacle and challenge because you have the dedication to persevere.
For indeed, Health is the greatest asset you can own..
Health is Wealth.
Noura G xx
Yoga is definitely one of my favorite practices as it aims to create balance between the union of the mind body & spirit.
Yoga Ashram has recently opened its tranquil doors in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai. Yoga is an ancient practice that has traveled down centuries from the east, teaching and educating people all over the world about the many well-being, lifestyle and spiritual benefits Yoga aims to provide to each practice. An Ashram is a peaceful and tranquil place in which people rest and rejuvenate as well as learn new skills. Through each posture you gain movement and flexibility of your body as you energize your mind and renew your spirit. Practicing Yoga with a dedicated and disciplined mindset can help you discover the transforming power of a quite mind expressing your best most calm self. The aim of Yoga Ashram is to help you find ‘Your Yoga’ guiding you to find inner joy by eliminating stress, getting physically healthy, fit and mentally alert.
The beauty at Yoga Ashram lies in the variety of classes you can choose from, whether you are a beginner or a Yoga advocate you will find a class perfect for you. From Sri Sri Yoga, Corporate Yoga, Desktop Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Moms & Tots Yoga even introducing Pilates and Belly Dancing as additional classes to help you find ways to connect with the union of the mind, body and spirit.
Yoga Ashram is also know to host weekend workshops in order to educate / elaborate on specific yoga techniques. Make sure to visit Yoga Ashram in order to receive the latest updates about upcoming workshops !
Set in a beautiful location overlooking lush gardens and tranquil waters, Yoga Ashram is a place to find peace, harmony and serenity.
What better way to enjoy a Yoga session in tranquil silence of the sky where the city’s hustle and bustle is just too far down to notice.
For More Information Please Visit
Noura G xx
Ethan Allen is a well established American Brand holding a design authority with a modern attitude. A high-quality manufacturer, An innovative retailer, A destination for the one stop shopper, A full service design center staffed by design professionals who can make house calls.
Simply, Ethan Allen is more than an ordinary furniture store.. It is a design house. M.Farooq Kathwari, CEO at Ethan Allen Interiors believes passionately that everyone should love their homes. “Homes are powerful. Home is the blueprint for your life. Our work is that simple. And that complex. The well-designed home never goes out of fashion, but its definition is always changing. Every day, we challenge ourselves to create exceptional, relevant, and stylish furniture and accessories. We customize. We travel the world for design inspiration. In my job I’m constantly on the road. I know just how hard it is to find time to create a home. That’s why I’m so proud of our complimentary professional design service. With all the demands of modern life, busy people really need the help of a trusted design pro in making a comfortable home”.
I was pleased to be invited to the Ethan Allen New Eclecticism Launch at their store in Dubai Mall. Having enjoyed an ‘eclectic’ ambiance surrounded with color, style and beauty. We were honored by the presence of M.Farooq Kathwari, CEO at Ethan Allen as well as Regional Stylist – Teresa Karpinska from the Styledrifter.com unveiling an innovative global concept.
‘Eclectic’ is commonly defined as ‘ deriving ideas, taste, or style from a diverse range of sources’.
The New Eclecticism at Ethan Allen is inspired through the collaboration of stylists where originality then explodes. This creatively unique approach to home furnishing gives the customer the ability to choose from several looks and lifestyle collections. “We give you so many unique and interesting accessories and accent pieces make your style your own, offering the service of a design professional free of charge”
It’s all about creating your own style by combining different looks that demonstrate your unique taste that’s yours alone.. what’s more, you can have fun with it.
Head down to Ethan Allen, Dubai Mall and #EclectifyYourLife !
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Noura G xx
I believe that being healthy is all about a healthy lifestyle.. you can’t get yourself into the body you want, look and feel great by a temporary diet fix. Fitness, health and wellness in general is all about living healthy everyday !
Of course we can allow ourselves to indulge once in a while.. but imagine you could indulge in your favorite chocolate chip cupcake without feeling guilty about it.. Wishful thinking or could it be real ?
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Noura G xx