Summer is drawing to a close and school’s right around the corner for many of us. Whether you’re looking forward to some peace and quiet or waiting for the hustle and bustle to really begin, here are some tips and tricks to make sure you’re living healthy (in spirit, mind and body).
Make time for you
Give yourself permission to step away and have some “me time.” Make a list of things you enjoy (don’t think too hard) and try to do at least one of them for 30 minutes or more each day. This can not only help reduce stress, but can also help re-prioritize things, especially if you’re thinking that you can’t make any time for yourself.
Cook with the family
After long days, cooking is probably the last thing you want to do. Set aside an hour or two once a week to prepare meals for the upcoming week. Even better, make meal prepping quality family time! Pick delicious and nutritious recipes that the whole family can enjoy making and eating together. This will minimize your time in the kitchen and maximize your time together as a family.
Resistance training can be a busy person’s best friend. Bodyweight exercises, kettlebells and simple hand weight exercises are great for your health and help relieve stress. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered.
Set goals and reward yourself
Setting small-scale goals that fit into big-picture plans is a helpful way to make sure you accomplish the things that are most important to you. For example, if your goal is to do 100 push-ups without stopping by November 1, your short-term goal could be to complete three sets of 20 push-ups each week. You’ll be up to 100 in no time! When you achieve your goals, remember to reward yourself. You worked hard. You’ve earned it.
Healthy living is a holistic process that requires paying attention to your spirit, mind and body. If any one area is being neglected or overworked, it’s easy for other things to fall out of place. We’re proud to be a part of your journey and we’re here to help you every step of the way! Contact your local branch for group exercise schedules and facility hours today.
In the busyness of back to school season, how do you make sure you’re living healthy?