When it comes to our health and well being we each have the ability in ourselves to turn our health around. Forget about what happened yesterday, today is the day to take one step in the right direction for your health and well being. And I am not just talking about “health” pertaining to diet and exercise, but this also includes your mental health and emotional health as well as your association.
Take ownership of your health because no one can do it for you.
We all get sidetracked from our health and fitness goals from time to time, because life just happens. As a fitness professional, I have been there and completely understand. But instead of beating myself up over it, I have chosen to get back on track.
Here are a few tips that has helped me to refocus:
Figuring out what caused me to drift away from my wellness plan. Was it vacation, injury, sickness or lack of planning.
Planning my workouts for the week.
Just start. It does not have to be a super hard work out, it can be as simple as going for a walk outside.
Implementing good habits daily, and this often starts with a healthy and fulfilling morning routine. Having a morning ritual sets you up for the day.
Reading and researching topics on health and fitness.
Having positive thoughts and remembering this is self-care.
Never give up.
What has helped you to bounce back and get back on track? Share in the comments below.
This next post is a little different from my usual ones however, I think it is imperative to share.
I am sure we all know someone that has had a stroke and depending on the severity of it is either going through therapy/rehab or has had therapy/rehab in the past. Below are a few signs to note if some one is having a stroke and if so seek medical attention immediately. This is what I remember from my CPR and First Aid course.
Ask the person to smile. Is one side of their face drooping?
Ask the person to raise their arms. Does one arm start to lower?
Ask the person to repeat a very simple phrase. Is their speech slurred?
Is there numbness or weakness on one side of the body.
Is he or she confused or having a difficult time understanding?
Is he or she having a sudden painful headache?
Is it difficult to walk?
Is the person feeling dizzy, or is there a loss of balance?
We have all heard sitting is the new smoking so we are concerned with burning calories through out the day. Adding small spurts of movement in the day adds up to burning off 100 calories or more daily. Chobani has a new line of yogurts called Chobani Simply 100 Crunch. Chobani is encouraging us to live life lighter whether by walking an extra mile daily or eating 100 calories less.
A few ways I like to incorporate exercise into to my daily routine is to play my fav music and dance I do this while cleaning my house as well, yes cleaning is great calorie burner too. I also take a 10-15 minute break and go for a brisk walk.
On days I need a quick snack that won’t derail my healthy plan I grab yogurt. Chobani Simply 100 is the perfect size to grab and go and best of all there is a “crunch” and who doesn’t love a good crunch.
Here are a few ways to burn 100 calories feel free to print and keep.
How do you plan to incorporate exercise to your daily routine?