Live Purely With Hawa Hassan
Exploring Cultural Heritage and Sharing Big Bold Food Stories
Good health is more than diet. This is one of the four Pillars of Living Purely you will find on the back of our new packaging. This pillar is very important to me as I believe health should be approached holistically. We tend to put an emphasis on diet when we think about the idea of health. But, there’s so much more than what you eat that constitutes good health. Exercising regularly, practicing self-care to control daily stress, spending time with friends and family and maintaining a positive mindset are only a few ways to work towards good health. My goal with Purely Elizabeth has always been to inspire you through food with the hope that it inspires you in other areas of your life, and that is why the Pillars of Living Purely are the foundation of my beliefs and the Purely Elizabeth idea.
As an early riser, I always like to start my day off with a workout. Getting up and moving my body first thing in the morning is how I set my intention for the day. Setting aside at least 30 minutes per day to move your body is one of the easiest ways you can improve your physical and mental health. Here are few of my favorite ways to get active that will hopefully inspire you to move your body today!
When I’m feeling stressed, I try to face it head on by incorporating positive experiences in my day that benefit my mental health. Stress management techniques can help improve overall happiness and satisfaction. Instead of letting stress consume you, try these five techniques to help you turn a negative feeling into a positive one.
Surrounding yourself with positive people that inspire you and support you can have a tremendous impact on your health. When I first started Purely Elizabeth, I made it a goal to connect with as many people in the food industry as possible. In each of our Purely Magazines, I interview someone that has been either impactful for me or impactful within the food, health and wellness industry. Sharing stories and experiences with friends and family is such an important aspect of good health and Purely Elizabeth wouldn’t be where it is today without my support system.
Exercising, managing your stress and maintaining healthy relationships all help me work towards maintaining a positive mindset. Whenever my mind starts heading down a negative path, I try my best to refocus it positively through some of the techniques below:
Look out for more information on the other Pillars of Living Purely coming soon!