We chatted to SA's lovely Mishka Patel - read on to find out the one healthy habit she's been practising since 2014, and which dinner food she cannot go without!
What is your definition of a healthy person?
An individual living a full, active and balanced lifestyle
What healthy habit/s do you follow daily, without fail?
- Lemon water every single morning when I wake up (I've been doing that since 2014)
- A green juice every single day
- A green tea (maximum 2) a day
- A minimum of 10,000 steps a day (that’s apart from training)
What does a week of exercise look like for you?
It varies. My goal would always be five times a week, but if my schedule doesn’t allow it, a minimum of three! I love virgin Active grid classes, weight training and running.
What is your general nutrition outlook/strategy?
I try to eat what works for me. Plenty of greens, fruits and vegetables - whether it’s in a juice form or it’s natural form, and I always include a form of protein in my meals as well.
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to living well?
I have a gigantic sweet tooth!
What are your non-negotiable indulgences?
Sushi! Oh my word, I love sushi!
It's ten years from now: what do want your day, week or general life to look like, from a health perspective?
Balanced. I want to be healthy but live a balanced lifestyle.
If an individual wanted to start living healthier, what is the FIRST recommendation you would give them?
Just start with the basics: drink more water.