Healthy living in Southern California
Living in Southern California has its ups and… mainly ups. From the active lifestyle to the healthy food, Southern California provides an atmosphere that’s both healthy and balanced. Having a healthy body and brain depends highly on your lifestyle and how active you are. Luckily, Southern California makes this easy. Here are the 7 things about Southern California that make healthy living a no brainer.
#1 Being active outdoors.
The weather in San Diego is beautiful! Most mornings I am greeted by the golden sunshine and the luxury of a refreshing coffee on the the balcony. In Belfast I normally squeeze in some fitness, be it on the treadmill or doing a exercise class. However, in San Diego I decided that I don’t need a gym membership as I can go long walks outdoors such as on the beach or the scenic trails along the coast – that sounds like a winner to me 🙂
#2 Healthy Eating
#3 Farmers markets
This was a completely new experience for me: local farmers markets that are held everyday of the week at different locations throughout San Diego. Sampling of fresh produce before you buy, supporting family farms and receiving your goods at the right price is a unique community experience. In addition to this …. Everything is organic! One of my favourite things is the homemade guacamole (or hummus) dips! They’re unbelievable with raw carrots and celery… Though the occasional tortilla chips are hard to say no to. If you are lucky you’ll also get treated to some live music and entertainment as you walk through the stalls.
#4 Trying out yoga for the first time
So far living in California is amazing but to top it all off – Sunrise yoga on the beach! Yes!! I am truly loving life. Yoga is everywhere in California, it’s almost like a religion of its own. We’re fortunate to have Hannah as part of the Neurovalens team and someone who is passionate about yoga, health, wellness, and the brain. Not only am I learning new things but I managed to haul my husband along too. He loved it and most of all we get to do something we both enjoy together.
#5 Roller blading
#6 Hiking throughout National parks
To top it all off: The University of California, San Diego!
Being a teacher makes me super passionate about health & fitness for children.
I love encouraging kids to be more active and helping them (and their parents) make healthy diet decisions.
Education is key! The more knowledge we have about healthy living the better we can tackle childhood obesity.
I also LOVE to travel…
Read my blogs to find out diet & exercise tips for kids, and also travel tips for adults :)