Wondering what to do to participate in this special day?  Here are some ideas:

  • Try a new workout or sport – how about a spin class in the pool or a fun Zumba class?  It’s always best to “change it up” for best results.
  • Get your thyroid checked – more common is a sluggish or hypothyroid functioning thyroid gland, but either way, this can negatively impact your concentration, mood, and weight.
  • Consume some “superfoods”!  Broccoli, kale, apples, turnips – and other healthy foods you can find at your local farmer’s market.
  • Ask a friend to workout – working out with a pal can help you stay motivated and lose more weight than going solo.
  • Take a short nap – grab a power nap for 20 minutes as research indicates that proper rest and sleep is beneficial for your heart, mind, weight, and more.
  • Stay hydrated – be sure to get those recommended eight, 8-oz. glasses of water in daily or substitute some fresh, raw vegetable juice.
  • Practice deep breathing – belly breathing for five minutes daily can help relax your body.  Prolonged stress can take a toll on your body, including weight gain, hair loss, and blood sugar problems.
  • Give your back a break – get a massage to soothe those sore muscles and don’t forget to include back-strengthening exercises in your workouts to prevent issues before they develop.

Here’s a few ideas if you’re at work:

  • Organize a lunch time walk with your coworkers
  • Encourage everyone to stand at your next meeting
  • Hold a healthy potluck or lunch time salad bar
  • Start a friendly competition with coworkers.  Track your steps, water intake, or other healthy activities.

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