- Move: Ok, so this is an obvious one. Get off your butt and move every day. Take a walk on your lunch break, park in a parking space that is further from your destination, take the stairs instead of the elevator, etc. Find little things you can do to make you move more than you usually may.
- Laugh: We all should be doing more of this. It has been scientifically proven that laughing and smiling will make you healthier. Watch a comical movie, go to a comedy club, or browse the web for some jokes. Whatever it is that makes you laugh, do it more. J
- Drink Water: No surprise here. Water will keep your engine running throughout the day. And bonus, it aids in weight loss. Drinking cold water will rev up that metabolism of yours.
- You Time: Do your best to take some time out of every day to do something for yourself. It could be something as simple as taking a bubble bath, reading a few pages in a book or locking yourself in a quiet room away from the kids. (um, yes, I have done this) It just allows you some time to clear your mind and shut out the hustle and bustle of your life. And good mental health coincides with good physical health.
- Sleep: Yes, you need 8-10 hours of sleep a day to maintain a healthy body. Stay in the time frame and you won’t feel so run down the next day. Proper sleep even aids in weight loss.
- Tune into your Workouts: A lot of us just seem to go through the motions when we are working out. We are distracted by our phones, other people or just unable to stay focused. Realize that when you are working out that that workout needs your complete undivided attention. Don’t just go through the motions. Put some thought and effort into them.
- Eat: Make wise choices when you eat. You are a running engine and you want to fuel your body with healthy food. Don’t starve yourself to lose weight. (This will NOT work) Instead just make conscious choices with what you put in your mouth.
- Worry Less: Ok, so this boils down to stress, which we all have in varying degrees. The best advice here is to worry less about the things you can’t control and take control of the things you can. Stress is detrimental to our well-being. Do whatever it is you need to do to eliminate some stress in your life.
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