Summer is in full swing. This season is great because it gives us opportunities to reconnect with people we have been missing, enjoy more celebrations, and get involved with various activities. For many people, that makes our schedules feel more busy. When we feel busy, it’s easy to push our personal needs to the side. Here are four things your body needs you to do so you can keep yourself feeling both mentally and physically well this summer!
Commit to Completeing Daily Physical Activity
You can get the full benefits of exercise if you do it for least 30 minutes per day of moderate intensity exercise. BUT if that’s not something that is realistic for you, cut that time down to something you know you can do, whether that be 5, 10, 15 minutes. Just move!
Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables
Good quality produce this time of year is easier to come by. Use that to your advantage! Experiment with different types of seasonings and blends to find something you truly enjoy. Grilled vegetable packets
are one of my family’s favorites. Especially since everyone has their own preferences for certain vegetables and seasonings. Everyone get’s their own vegetable packet with minimal fuss!
Feed Your Mind Regularly
Have you ever heard the term, “you are what you eat?” The same goes for mind. The type of information you take in can ultimately influence the way you behave towards yourself and others. Make a point to regularly take in information that is positive, inspirational, or educational. If you are looking for some good fuel for your mind, I highly recommend reading The Energy Bus
by Jon Gordon. It gives you tools to help you overcome common obstacles in life and bring out the best in yourself.
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is critical to the recovery of our mind and body. Keeping a regular sleeping schedule can help you boost your immune system, manage your weight, reduce your risk for chronic illnesses, improve your mood, reduce stress, think more clearly…the list of benefits goes on and on. So set a bedtime and wake-up time that you can stick with almost every day that allows you to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep.
If you want any help navigating any of these topics, we have a team of Health Promotion Coaches that can guide you through fitting them into your life. Give us a call at (715) 552-4300 or (888) 203-7770 today.
Now get out there and make the most of your summer!