If you’ve fallen off the wagon or are a novice to wellness, you might not know where to begin when it comes to changing your habits. Here’s a simple list of tips and tricks that can help you get a fresh start on a healthy lifestyle.
1. Drink a tall glass of water first thing every morning.
The idea behind the rule is that because our bodies lose water at night, it is necessary to rehydrate each morning to refuel and replenish our bodies. Some people go straight for the caffeinated soda or energy drinks to wake up, but those are loaded with sugar. Drinking water in the morning will leaving you feeling more awake and relaxed. Remember to assess your hydration status throughout the day.
2. Do Yoga.
Most of us probably have more stress in their lives than we’d like to carry. Any form of exercise can help reduce stress, but sometimes we all just want a mental time-out without compromising our workout routine. This is where Yoga comes into play. Even though it might be new for you, the good news is Elite offers Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative and Hot Yoga classes, catering to almost every fitness level.
3. Drink Green.
We all know the importance of incorporating greens into our diet. However sometimes it’s hard to sit down and eat a salad every day. If you don’t enjoy salads or can’t seem to find the time to make a decent one, consider making a green smoothie. They’re easy to make, tasty, nutritious, and portable!
4. Explore Pinterest.
The website—which acts as a digital vision board of sorts—is not only super fun, but also a great way to search for, organize and manage all of your favorite wellness tips or motivational images! Elite’s Pinterest page contains ideas and “boards” for everyone! Whether you’re a new mom looking to get back into a fitness routine, or you need a new playlist, the Elite page is a great place to start! And because we all need to make time for fun, Pinterest is also the best way to plan and perhaps even take your dream vacation!
5. Get a Physical.
Perhaps not as fun as Pinterest, knowing where you stand physically is one of the most powerful pieces of knowledge you can have to reboot your health. Making regular visits to your doctor is especially important as we get older. Also, if you haven’t participated in a regular exercise routine in some time, you should consult your doctor before starting up again. Any existing medical conditions may determine what you can and cannot do in the fitness center.
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