“Be healthy. Be happy.” It’s what every LoveSurf girl lives by. Living a healthy lifestyle is directly connected to happiness. When you feel good about yourself, you feel your happiest. There are hundreds of ways you can create happiness in your life, but one of our favorites is living an active lifestyle. A quick surf, dip in the ocean, run outdoors or a couple sun salutations can boost your mood and make you a more joyful person.
We all know fitness can do incredible things for our body, but what is often forgotten is how fitness effects our brain. Exercise is one of the keys to happiness. Working out releases chemicals called endorphins which lower stress and make you feel in a state of total elation. Using fitness to feel happier is fun and can also create opportunities to interact with others and strengthen relationships. Ready to break a sweat yet? Get outside with a friend and motivate each other to work your hardest.
Happiness is all about balance. At times it may seem hard to have it all together. Try to slow down, take a deep breath and reflect on what makes you happy. Dedicate your time to these aspects of your life. Whether it be family, friends, recreational activities, your career or health–it all comes down to striving for balance and creating your unique formula for happiness.
Want to see how balanced your life is? Take the Wheel of Life quiz and get a snapshot of how satisfied you are with your life!
San Clemente surfer girl and model Natasha Overin enjoys the simple things that life has to offer.
“Running, stand up paddle boarding and surfing with my friends and family, hiking in the mountains, writing, and reading. I believe your body is a temple, and it is imperative to nourish it with healthy food and positive thoughts.”
One of Natasha’s favorite workouts is SUP.
“Five miles along the coast, paddling out in the open ocean, observing to seals, pelicans, dolphins, and the occasional shark. Ending with some SUP yoga close to shore. All is quiet–no phones, people, traffic or distractions. For a few hours, it’s just you and nature. This is my happy place.“
Check out Natasha on Instagram: @natashaoverin
Happiness is living a life full of adventure, new experiences and being the best version of yourself as possible. In addition to happiness, fitness can be extremely rewarding and contribute to your inner beauty.
LoveSurf girl Chelsea Cruz loves living an active life by surfing, swimming, camping, hiking, dancing or playing beach volleyball. But these activities mean more to her than just being fit.
“The best and most rewarding aspect of living such an active lifestyle was how these activities challenged me to become a stronger, more courageous, and more beautiful person from the inside out.”
Check out Chelsea on Instagram: @chelseacruzfitness