With the holiday approaching, it's important to remember to take care of the most important person in your life - yourself. We know this time of year can be stressful, so we're sharing these quick tips to help keep your body and mind as healthy as possible!
1. Fill up your plate: Fill half of your plate up with non-starchy vegetables to help you feel fuller, on fewer calories. Greens, corn, broccoli, and mushrooms are packed with vitamins, fiber, and minerals that are all essential for a well-balanced meal.
2. Get moving: Can't seem to find time to squeeze in a little extra cardio? Why not get it in while shopping? Instead of trying to get the closest parking spot, try parker farther away to add a few extra steps into your day. Then, while shopping, pick up the pace! Walking briskly will help increase your heart rate, and burn some extra calories to help keep your heart and body healthy.
3. Wash your hands: The Global Hygiene Council recommends washing your hands a minimum of 6 times a day for basic hygiene. Although that might seem like a lot, people that wash often tend to suffer less from infectious diseases. It's recommended to always wash your hands before you eat, and after using the bathroom.
4. Drink your greens: With 29 times the antioxidants than blueberries, adding a teaspoon of matcha into your daily routine can help keep your immune system strong, to ward off unwanted germs. Antioxidants also protect cells against aging and the damaging effects of free radicals in the body.
5. Stay hydrated: We've all heard the rule to drink 8 glasses of water a day. But an even easier tip? Drink when you feel thirsty (or hungry) to ensure you are properly hydrated. Over time, increasing your fluid intake will become a habit.
6. Stay Mindful: Frustrated waiting in long lines? Use that time to take a few deep breaths, focus on what you are feeling, and where that feeling is coming from. Pay attention to the sights, smells, and sounds surrounding you. In just a few breaths, with this simple practice, you should find yourself re-centered and re-focused.
Although there are a lot of things we can all do to keep ourselves healthy, we figured sharing these quick tips was a good place to start. Hope everyone has a safe and healthy Holiday season!
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