• Four Ingredients To A Healthier Me

    Being a healthier version of me is something I strive towards everyday. I take a daily approach but I also do things to keep my mind and body healthy in the long term.

    When I wake up in the morning and grab my bowl of Alpen Muesli I know that what I am putting into my body is good for me. The base ingredients are rolled oats, wheat flakes, raisins and nuts. All things that will give you energy for the day ahead. Just like those four ingredients make for a good breakfast things you put into the mix of your life creates what you are.

    I thought I would share the things I add into my life to make it healthier with all of you. No one has the same recipe and there are lots of things you can add to your life!

    My Four Healthier Me Ingredients:


    Weather taking a two day camping road trip or a week long island getaway any kind of travelling is good for my soul! It reinvigorates me and keeps my mind healthy and my body happy! It fuels my creativity and gives me something to look forward to and remember when its done.

    Switching Off:

    I love social media and being online, its part of my job and I do it for fun as well. It is however important for me to switch off and recharge every once in a while. It could be by leaving my phone at home when going out or just putting it on silent and reading a book for a couple of hours. The urge to check for messages and likes will disappear quickly enough leaving you with a sense of peace for a while. It also makes me love it so much more when I get back to it again! Everyone needs a little bit of a time out every now and then.


    Hiking is definitely a healthy thing to do but I also enjoy it so much. There is nothing better to me than being out in nature and also sometimes seeing what your body is capable of. The sense of accomplishment you get after scaling a mountain is a great feeling as is the jelly legs when you finally get home after a 7 hour hike.

    Being Conscious Of What I Eat:

    Reading food labels and knowing what goes into my body has become a very important part of my life. Whenever I can help it I try and switch out for healthier options. Just a small shift in the way you buy food will make a big difference in your overall wellbeing.


    So I have told you my four healthier me ingredients and now its time for you to tell me yours!

    *Comment below and tell me which four “Ingredients” makes your life healthier

    Competition closes Friday 10 March 2017



    1. Talitha Jansen
      March 3, 2017 / 2:13 pm

      Loads of Water

    2. Aaleya
      March 3, 2017 / 2:56 pm

      Laughter – exercise your insides as well


    3. Theesan
      March 6, 2017 / 1:34 am

      Good company

    4. Previn
      March 6, 2017 / 1:38 am

      Reading Camps Bay Girl
      Punching Bag
      Practicing Loving Kindness

    5. Eshlin
      March 6, 2017 / 1:40 am

      Passing a kind deed forward
      Deep breathing
      A healthy breakfast

    6. Danica vd Nest
      March 6, 2017 / 12:22 pm

      Listening to music
      Travelling ❤

    7. Mieke Vlok
      March 6, 2017 / 1:06 pm

      Going for a run and getting lost in my thoughts! (Most people run with music, but I prefer running without it so I can take the time to think).
      Keeping a jug of water on my desk so I can stay hydrated.
      Experimenting in the kitchen to find healthier alternatives for sweet treats.
      Putting my phone away once I get in bed so I can sleep more and browse less.

    8. Lalannie
      March 6, 2017 / 3:17 pm

      Reading – keeps my mind supple. Books range from love stories, autobiographies, self-management, leadership etc – we are never too old to learn.

      Exercising – my body is my vehicle. Trying different things to keep me on my toes from running, yoga, hiking to ballet.

      Alone time – reconnecting keeps me sane. One needs to get off the hamster wheel and take care of your soul and heart.

      When the mind, body and soul is at peace, you are a better person!

    9. Lalannie
      March 6, 2017 / 3:19 pm

      Safeguarding my heart – everything flows from this important muscle!

      Reading – keeps my mind supple. Books range from love stories, autobiographies, self-management, leadership etc – we are never too old to learn.

      Exercising – my body is my vehicle. Trying different things to keep me on my toes from running, yoga, hiking to ballet.

      Alone time – reconnecting keeps me sane. One needs to get off the hamster wheel and take care of your soul.

      When the mind, body and soul is at peace, you are a better person!

    10. March 6, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Swimming is the only form of exercise that I really enjoy.
      Laughing and bonding with friends and relatives.
      Reading is therapeutic for me.
      Last but the most important is traveling. I look forward to our biggest trip of the year. And when that trip is over, I spend the next six months planning for our next trip!

    11. Ingrid
      March 7, 2017 / 8:26 am

      Up in the GYM workin’ on my fitness
      CAPE TOWN summers
      Booty shaking MUSIC
      Laughing with my PARTNER in crime

    12. March 7, 2017 / 9:29 pm

      -morning hikes with my dog & my daughter
      – a hot cup of lemon water every morning
      -switching off my cellphone at 7pm and only turning it back on at 8am the next day (this gave me massive anxiety for the first month!)
      – only allowing myself only 1 cup of coffee a day, no other caffeine after that.

    13. Jody-lee Abrahams
      March 8, 2017 / 8:14 am

      Alpen muesli with low fat plain yogurt and some honey.
      Lots of water
      And fresh air being outdoors with my fiancé

    14. Courtney de Teixeira Paulo
      March 8, 2017 / 4:01 pm

      Music I love just putting my headphones in and either chilling in the sun or on a walk

      Walking Everyday between lectures and hour gaps I take walks around campus

      Green tea ☕️ My tea with honey, lemon and ginger helps get the sleep I need

      Meditation ✌ Just chilling and calming myself down before tests and when I’m just unreasonably anxious

    15. Heslev
      March 8, 2017 / 6:00 pm

      Drinking lots of water to stay hydrated
      Green tea after breakfast and lunch
      Walking on the Promenade for some fresh air (and to clear my head)
      Weekly group exercise with a bunch of fun ladies led by a personal trainer (suffering together really creates a special bond)

    16. Nicole
      March 9, 2017 / 8:32 am

      My four healthier me ingredients consist out of a delicious breakfast that includes a colourful muesli fruit bowl every morning, with an egg Benedict so every now and then – not forgetting some Rooibos tea! (I’m a tea lover!)
      Nature – hikes in Greyton is amazing, with all the natural scenery surrounding me and the quietness of the trail walks allows me to let my busy mind go, just find peace and exercise of course.
      Reading – I personally feel that reading is a must do in this busy life. There is nothing more therapeutic than a good book.
      And exploring/travelling is an ingredient not just for a healthier me but to find myself in the things I love.

    17. Cornell Botha
      March 9, 2017 / 11:14 am

      My Four Ingredients :
      Spoiling myself
      Time spent wisely

    18. Faragh Barnes
      March 10, 2017 / 10:03 am

      Bootcamp – my husband and I run a local community bootcamp project 3 days a week.

      Reading – every night before I sleep. It makes me feel calm

      Outdoors and sunsets – there’s just something about fresh air and beautiful sunsets that makes me feel relaxed. At least once a week.

      Healthy breakfast – it’s my favorite meal of the day.

    19. Charlene van Wyk
      March 10, 2017 / 3:39 pm

      Spending quality time with my 4 year old – listening to him, reading to him or just doing something that he really enjoys.
      Starting each day with some quiet time in order to calm my spirit.
      Getting some vitamin D – spending time outside in nature in stead of just indoors.
      Making sure I get enough sleep during the night

    20. Nidene Pillay
      March 10, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Hi 🙂

      My four ingredients to a healthier me are:

      1) Travel photography – Near or Far , City or Village , i LOVE Traveling .and incorporating my amateur photography with my travels is my ultimate happiness. I get to meet people from all walks of life and I get to experience different cultures . It humbles me . I dare to do the crazy and fun things to be captured. A picture tells 1000 stories even after the moment has passed.

      2) Adrenaline Adventures – A short hike (lions head), a long hike (table mountain) , anything that gets my adrenaline pumping (ziplining,cape cobra roller coaster,sky dives) . Where the view from the top ,or the waterfalls you get to play in take take my breathe away. Simply being outdoors in nature is another state of euphoria for me . :))

      3) Watching the sunset /sunrise with people who inspire me the most and make me forget I have a phone, my best friends – *sigh* There’s just something about sunsets and sunrises that make you feel that it’s the beginning of a new day and along with it come a fresh set of things to do and as the sun sets ,that day has ended .. And it takes away some of the weight on your shoulders. You sense that even you are moving forward. And discussing my dreams with my best friends while watching the sunset are epic. Sunsets on the West coast ocean have become my favourite destress ever since I came to Cape town 1 year ago.

      4) Dancing ! Drop that beat and my entire body will want to start moving . :)) I am shy though so behind my room doors , I dance. Almost everyday after work you will find me in my room with the music on. I get my cardio session in and my spirits lifted . 🙂

    21. lauren
      March 24, 2017 / 9:56 pm

      1. Smoothies and a yummy breakfast with A STRONG cup of coffee -coffee coffee and more strong coffee

      2. The gym helps me to relax and de-stress and live a better life

      3. Sushi, sushi, sushi buffets and more sushi (makes my life worth living hehe)

      4. Animals , I have two fluffy bunnies who are my entire world they sleep on the bed with me every night

      Following you on Twitter @laurengerber1 and on Facebook xxxxx

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