A wide array of stories was shared in EmpowHER's community this week. Community members talked about the secrets of happy people, how to volunteer abroad in Africa, the benefits of a healthy diet and how to gain confidence. Do you have a health story that you would like to share? Post your blog to our community so that other women can read and reflect on your personal experiences and stories.
Here are some of our top blog posts in the EmpowHER community this week.
5 Principles That Healthy and Happy People Have
From the blog: “We chase a pipe dream that if we can manage to get this promotion, that car, or the date that person we’ll be happy. It doesn’t work like that. Happiness isn’t externally determined. It’s a state of mind and though the outside world can certainly influence your mind, you are in a much better position to do so than they outside the world will ever be.”
How to Volunteer Abroad in Africa
From the blog: “No matter which purpose or else project you select in which to Volunteer Africa, you would have a significant role to play in addition to your efforts would be importantly appreciated. School children would advantage from the awareness you impart, your conservation effort will contribute to defensive local wild life, and you would be part of preservative certain of the astonishing ways of life in this exclusive continent.”
Healthy diet improves mobility in aging women
From the blog: “The researchers found that those who consumed healthy diets were less likely to develop mobility issues while aging, compared to those who ate less healthy diets. They also found that higher consumption of vegetables and fruits, moderate alcohol consumption, as well as low consumption of sugary beverages, trans fats, and salt were also associated with a reduced risk of physical impairment.”
How Your Mental Health Depends On Your Confidence
From the blog: “The ability to feel more assured about their abilities and motivation to succeed can then have a downstream impact on how they feel about a variety of things. This confidence in them self can lead to having better performance, which can then lead to more overall feelings of positive emotions. When people don’t feel confident it can then have a feedback loop that can start to make them have more negative emotions about various factors affecting them.”