As we begin a new year, we encourage you to focus on your personal health and happiness by following the below tips on ways to enhance your wellbeing from two of our very own FDMers, Karisma Patel (Learning and Development Coordinator – London) and Julien Kafo (Account Manager – Toronto). 
Karisma Patel
Karisma Patel
Julien Kafo
Julien Kafo
Five years ago, I took it upon myself to transform my lifestyle and dropped five dress sizes over about two and a half years and this change is something I continue to keep up. For me, eating nutritious food is essential. Nutrition doesn’t mean boring; it means a healthy balance between the things you love and the things you need. We should incorporate lots of fruits and vegetables into our diets, but carbs and fats are just as important. - Karisma 
Karisma shared with us some of her favourite guilt- free recipes. You can check them out on her blog by following the links below.

•    Honey garlic salmon  
•    Black bean brownies  
Julien (JuJu) Kafo has been hosting virtual #WorkoutWednesday HIIT sessions since the beginning of lockdown in March 2020.  
I played football at the University of Minnesota where I had to remain in shape in order to meet the physical obligations of the sport. After graduating, I realised that staying in shape was about so much more than physical health - staying active and keeping fit has major impacts on my mental health, confidence and productivity. During the lockdown period, I started creating workouts and sharing them on social media and with fellow colleagues. My goal was to find a way for FDMers across the globe to stay connected, feel part of a community, but also be healthy and active. - Julien 
Juju’s suggestions for exercises that can be done anywhere and at any time: bodyweight squats, jumping jacks, pushups, dips (using a chair or couch), lunges, sit-ups, and planks.
Juju’s suggestions for exercises that can be done anywhere and at any time: bodyweight squats, jumping jacks, pushups, dips (using a chair or couch), lunges, sit-ups, and planks.  
See below for free apps with ideas and inspirations for any exercise difficulty level:  
•    Nike Training Club  
•    Runtastic  
•    7 Minute Workout 
 
Eat well, stay active and stay healthy! 

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