It’s Friday, and you know what that means right? It’s the weekeeeeend!! Unfortunately, many of us use our weekends to either play catch up or veg out. Instead of taking a mental vacation, why not try these simple steps to reenergize your body, mind, and spirit? Here’s to a fantastic weekend that’ll rev you up for Monday!
In my last article, I said that a little etiquette goes a long way. In the same regard, we can also apply this principle to so many other areas of life – take for instance, snacking on junk food. Not only are these seemingly small portions bursting with flavour but they’re also packed with a lot of hidden calories. And until we’re aware of just how many calories we’re consuming, we won’t have any inclination to stop munching. It’s okay to nibble here and there but make sure you also exercise here and there. So if you’re a snacker like me, here’s a little chart to keep those calories in check and balance:
I’ve always been mindful of being proactive through the little things I do; like eating right, sleeping early, being thankful, and moving my body. With the warmer weather here, it’s been a treat to go outside for picnics, walk along the beach, and bike at night. Since I don’t buy a gym pass, I like to exercise through simple and free means like walking to the grocery store, vacuuming the house (which I really dislike), doing the dishes by hand, baking, gardening, or going for a walk after dinner. Although these simple activities will take up a part of our day, it’ll help us to slow down in life and benefit our health in the long run.
Well it’s almost that time of the year again, where we bring our pasty pale bodies out of winter hibernation and into the basking warm sunshine. I don’t know about you but exercising and eating healthy definitely took a backseat for me this past winter while lounging and snacking made itself right at home. And now with the warmer weather here, I’m desperately trying to lose the reserves around my love handles so I can squeeze into my shorts and bathing suit, without scaring the kiddies off the beach. Here are some simple and effective ways on how to unveil your 6-pack abs – trust me, they’re under there somewhere.
Your body is a temple, so make sure you take care of it. Whether you’re young or young at heart, it’s never too early or too late to start taking care of your body. Taking care of your body now, is an investment for the future. I’ve chosen a few creative info-graphs to help build and maintain a healthy lifestyle – the optimal time to eat, food additives to avoid (or minimize), the benefits of vitamins, and how much sleep we actually need.
I’ve always been more of a night owl than an early bird. But sometimes, life may not give us the luxury to choose our personal preference of when to wake up. Whether we have to get up early due to work, family, or other obligations, here are a few tips to help us adjust to the morning rise and make our day flow just a little bit smoother:
Making changes doesn’t always have to be drastic nor will the results always be dramatic. Sometimes it’s the little things we do everyday that make the biggest difference in the end. For example, many people start off the New Year with good intentions of getting back into shape – so they’ll sign up for a gym membership or they’ll try a new diet. But as the weeks and months go by, those intentions may fall to the wayside of busyness, neglect, or discouragement.
I believe making small efforts everyday like choosing to take the stairs instead of the elevator, going for a simple walk during your break rather than to the gym after work, or having the willpower to say ‘no’ to the cookie will impact your health in the long run. Making changes doesn’t have to be painful it’s simply about making small positive choices everyday. So remember, every little bit will help whether it’s exercising, eating healthy, or being kind to someone.