The Balanced Life

A guide to health & wellness

by Alisha Moopen

About The Author

Alisha Moopen is the Deputy Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare and a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum.

Alisha's philosophy in life is 'Healthiness is Happiness' and she regularly pens down her thoughts, tips and guidance on everyday mental health and wellness topics which are common to all of us. She is driven to enable quality healthcare across the globe through treating people with care, precision and excellence and strongly believes in preventative care while maintaining health and wellbeing through smart lifestyle choices.

She has recently been awarded the ‘Most Promising Woman Leader of 2021’ by Economic Times and listed among the ‘50 Most Influential Women in MENA Retail’ list published by Retail ME magazine. She was also elected to the prestigious ‘Women of Influence in the Arab World 2021’ list by CEO Middle East magazine.

She is a Chartered Accountant from ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland) and has previously worked with Ernst & Young. She graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a distinction in Finance & Accounting. She also holds a degree in Global Leadership & Public Policy Change from Harvard University.

These little nuggets of useful tips are sure to help everyone lead a balanced life!

YING & YANG: FINDING A BALANCE IN OUR DAILY LIVES

Yin and yang is all about creating harmony in your world, but also involves changing your mindset and bringing your lifestyle in sync with natural and gentler rhythms of life.

This can include cultivating a good work-life balance, a healthy diet, taking care of your physical, mental and spiritual health. It’s also important to cultivate patience and nurture gratitude, virtues that bring peace and harmony to life.

ACCEPTING WHO YOU ARE

How often do you take a step back, to see the way you treat yourself?

It’s important to accept yourself as you are, be kind to yourself, and stay positive. When you accept who you are and where you are in your journey, you are free to move forward to where you want to be!

WEEKENDS ARE MEANT FOR RECHARGING THE BRAIN

During these times, it has become especially important to hit pause and do things that relaxes your body and inspires your mind, whether it is catching up with friends over a mug of coffee, taking up a creative hobby or even spending time by the ocean.

Taking periods of time out will not only keep you energized and motivated, but it also gives your brain the chance to nurture your creative ideas and form solutions that you can implement in your day-to-day lives.

So hit pause, relax and regenerate - your brain will thank you for it.

LEADERSHIP MEANS PROVIDING A PLATFORM

When we create a shared vision with our team, this can boost engagement and encourage employees to bring their best selves to work every day. Leadership is all about creating a platform for everyone to flourish.
Good leadership gives employees ownership through shared goals, inspiring them to realise their potential and find their meaning and purpose in the organization.

Looking forward to another day at the office to continue to work towards a shared purpose and future.

GETTING YOUR DOSE OF VITAMIN D

Hello Sunshine,

Time to brighten up your day with a healthy dose of Vitamin-D. Spending a little time in the sun can be the best natural source of Vitamin D, with plenty of physical and mental health benefits for all of us.

Getting enough of the “sunshine vitamin” can improve your immune system, build strong bones, boost weight loss and even play an important role in warding off depression and anxiety.

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ART FOR THE SOUL

Look for the beauty in all that you see.
Finding the beauty in everything is not always easy, and it doesn’t mean that we need to avoid the bad.

It all comes down to mindfulness and intention which includes training ourselves to see the positive and to find the things that inspire our mind and spirit, right now in the present moment.

PROTECTING OUR EYES

Hey everyone, 

Check out my new blue light glasses. 
With the amount of time we spend on our devices, it is very important to make sure that we take care of our eyes. Blue light glasses can be extremely beneficial, by limiting your exposure to blue light from screens. 

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PROGRESS, ONE STEP AT A TIME

Progress is slow and steady. With strength training, especially after recovering from an injury, it is very important to listen to your body and make sure you don’t push it beyond its limits.

Your body is smart, and it most often gives you hints, so it is absolutely critical to not stretch beyond what it is comfortable with. Remember, when it comes to making progress with your fitness, there are no shortcuts, slow and steady is always best.

Happy workout everyone!

HAPPINESS IS THE BEST MEDICINE

Happy moments with family and laughter truly is the best medicine.
Did you know that laughter can be beneficial for your health?

Laughter can relieve tension, boost the immune system and trigger a release of endorphins that promote a sense of wellbeing.

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TAKING CARE OF OUR ENERGY

A small reminder to take a deep breath, stay grounded and feel your positive vibes.

As we all get swept up in our busy schedules, it is important to take the time to ground yourself and protect your energy.

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