Consumers are increasingly becoming health conscious. Asia, a Boston local, was aware of this trend when she began her blog, Healthy, Hungry, Happy. Now, Asia is committed to providing her audience with the resources they need to live a healthy lifestyle.
Please tell us about your blog – Healthy, Hungry, Happy. What made you come up with the idea?
I started the blog my freshman year of college when I changed my major to public health. Wellness had always interested me, but the more I started learning about it in class, the more intrigued I became with the relationship between providing your body with proper nourishment (healthy eating, exercise, etc) and the level of health you can achieve if you treat it right. I just began casually blogging but it slowly grew to a focus on healthy eating, especially when I realized how much I love to cook. Photography is also something I love to do, so it’s great to combine that with my blogging.
What are your hobbies and interests?
Like I said above, I love to cook. Usually you can find me in my kitchen, whipping up some new healthy recipe. When I’m not doing that, I enjoy running, spinning, hiking, yoga, and reading. Spending quality time with my family is also extremely important to me, especially because I got to school so far away.
Does the Boston art inspire you? Give us your opinion about the same.
Although I unfortunately do not explore the Boston art scene as much as I would like to, the city as a whole inspires me. Being so far away at school in New Orleans made me appreciate Boston on a whole new level. I think that the city has a certain spirit that you can’t find anywhere else and is filled with passionate people who are even more passionate about Boston itself. It’s exciting to come from a place where people have so much pride in their city.
Tell us about your Digital Health internship at Boston Magazine.
I was incredibly lucky to get the change to intern for Boston Magazine this summer in the digital health department. The internship provided me with real journalism experience and I couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with. I learned so much about my writing and got to really develop my skills. I feel so grateful to have had the chance to work with them.
Where are you from? What brings you to Boston? Tell us what you like about the city (It could be anything from sports to food joints to places to visit).
I’m originally from Reading, about 15 minutes north of Boston, but I attend school at Tulane University in New Orleans. I love the city because there’s always something to do, whether you’re looking for a fancy night out or a casual dinner with friends. I love going into Chinatown with my dad for dim sum and some of my favorite restaurants include Tico and Jugos, as well as my favorite food truck Taco Party. Even though I’ve lived here my entire life, I still think the Boston Public Garden is one of the most beautiful spots in the city. And of course, being from Boston, we can’t forget about sports. Sometimes there’s nothing better than a Bruins game at the Garden.
The blogging network in Boston is great too. I’ve met a couple of other health bloggers in the city and it’s exciting to collaborate and work with them to create content that is beneficial for our readers.