I am thrilled to welcome Katy Evans to Book Angel Booktopia today. You may not know but I used to be a fitness trainer and complimentary therapist before I gave into my love of books As such the healthy liefstyle and natural remedies within the Real series, really stand out for me. Their portrayal inspires me with my own lifestyle With that in mind I had a few questions for Katy:
You are an advocate of healthy/clean living – would you have any tips for your readers. I have to say that the diet and exercise within the Real series always inspires me where my own diet/fitness is concerned.
I’m really happy to hear this, Emma!! I am definitely a big believer in healthy living.
How much research did you do on bipolar disorder to accurately portray it?
My research was a combination from 3 books on BP and genetics, my own personal experience with mental health, and a close friend who has the condition, so I applied a little of each.
Do you know someone personally with the illness? (Sorry you already answered that one)
Yes. A very good friend of mine.
Are there any suggestions you can give on how to deal with chemical/hormonal imbalances naturally?
Well I’m certainly no doctor. My own belief is that any disease is the body losing its balance and struggling to correct its imbalances with whatever ways it has to its disposal. Sometimes, genetically, we are not equipped with all the things or genes our body needs to maintain this order, but healthy living has proven to make such a difference in ALL kinds of conditions, from cancer to autism, to mental health.. Science and medicine are always evolving, and with every new discovery comes new hope and improved treatments, but I have also read and researched articles mentioning that a good life – healthy eating, healthy sleep habits, exercise, healthy omega 3 fats - are really helpful for people with Mental Health conditions too. I’m sharing some links with you in case you’d like to read.
Thank you SO much for reaching out! Not all of us are meant for an ordinary life – some of us are just meant to have to turn it into extraordinary. :)
What is your favourite complimentary therapy and why?
Exercise is a great therapy for the mind, body, and even the soul, in my opinion. Keeping the body in motion is the best way to stay ahead of the game.
What is your typical exercise routine?
I like varying it up. I haven’t been able to exercise as much as I’d like these past months while writing the rest of the series, but I usually kickbox one day, sprint another, do internval training, hike, and walk, always always I love to walk.
Thanks for taking the time to talk to me today, Emma! Stay REAL!!
Thank you KATY
Review of REAL HERE
Review of MINE HERE
Review of REMY HERE