Being a teenager, I know first-hand how society’s standards of beauty can cultivate unhealthy habits. You don’t need to be a size 2 to be beautiful; you just need to be positive and happy. I’ve found that by fueling my body with the right nutrients and by
leading an active lifestyle, my confidence and overall wellbeing have soared. I hope that by sharing my story, recipes, and tips to live a healthy lifestyle mentally and physically that I can influence and educate the American youth to put their health and wellness first.
However, wellness goes far beyond physical matters. Wellness is all about balance. We must find balance in all aspects of our lives: school, work, family, friends, sleep, fitness, and diet. As a college student, I know what it’s like to be stressed, busy, and overwhelmed by life. I also know that it’s not salads and smoothies all the time. I believe in balancing the library with wine nights with my girlfriends. I believe in balancing a Sweetgreen bowl with a 2am post-club slice of pizza (or 2). The most important part of leading a healthy lifestyle is to actually enjoy it! We must be dedicated to working hard, but we must also be dedicated to ourselves. My goal is to live an optimistic and balanced lifestyle inside and out, and to help guide others do the same!
You must take care of yourself and choose to think positive in order to be well.