Posts filed under “Health”

How running taught me the value of persistence

rss | t | g+ A few years ago, I wrote about the importance of perseverance. The ability to see things until the end – it’s the difference between make or break. Little did I know, I would one day go through one of the biggest tests of perseverance – a full marathon. I would end up putting my [...]

5 quick tips to get healthy the minimalist’s way

rss |  t  | g+ To run a mile you have to take one step. And then another. And then another. There’s no secret formula behind it. I’ve seen so many people try out new things that are good for their health or happiness, but after a few weeks or months, they give up. They make excuses about how [...]

Christmas Challenge Week 3 Review – Health Week

Wow we’ve come to the end of the third week of Minimal Student’s Christmas Challenge! With the amount of Christmas parties and food going on around this time of year, I thought it would be a great opportunity to go against the flow and focus on health. Dec 13 : Your mental health is just [...]

Minimalist Christmas Countdown Challenge

Christmas is approaching fast. November is coming to an end and people have already started shopping for presents, things to decorate their houses with and even for food. I get a lot of questions asking me my opinion about Christmas. Of course, I enjoy it as much as the next person, and I have some [...]

minimalism 101

I’m very happy to announce that this week, I was featured in the UK The Times newspaper magazine. It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever done in my short lifetime, and it’s incredibly humbling to realize that there are people who will listen to someone like me has to say. So, with honor, I would like [...]

5 Lessons learned from a year of vegetarianism

For the last year, I’ve been on a vegetarian diet. I didn’t eat any meat (except for fish very occasionally) and based my diet on vegetables, rice and many other kinds of plant based foods. I made the switch by gradually reducing my meat intake during summer last year so that by the time I [...]

5 essential minimalist lessons for getting really fit

As an aspiring minimalist, I love to get rid of anything I think of as ‘extra’. Extra clothes, extra gadgets… and extra fat. I love to exercise, and I never see it as a chore. Rather, it’s something I do as a hobby, like curling up and reading a good book. But it took a [...]

10 minimalist reasons to start cycling today

This year, I discovered the wonders of cycling. I saw a poster that advertised a cheap bike hire scheme and I spontaneously decided to take the plunge. Before that, I hadn’t ridden a bike for over a year, let alone on the road. At first, I was slow and a bit wobbly, but by the [...]

5 steps to get started with barefoot running

Lately, barefoot running has become a new craze in what I like to ‘The Minimalist Circle’ It sounded so interesting, that I decided to give it a try a couple of weeks ago and have been doing it regularly ever since. what is barefoot running? Barefoot running is what it says on the tin. It’s [...]

Life as chopsticks

Chopsticks. Right now, millions of people are digging into their food with two sticks that have stood the test of time as a utensil for humans, even when countless thousands of other tools, gadgets and products haven’t. But what’s so special about them? What can we learn from mere chopsticks? Personally, I have used them [...]