As the end of the year approaches, many people start thinking about their goals and resolutions for the new year. One common resolution is to start exercising or get back into a regular exercise routine. While it can be more difficult to stay active during the winter months, it's important to remember that this is a great time to start working on your fitness goals. Not only will regular exercise help you feel better physically and mentally, but it can also help to boost your energy levels and improve your overall health.
So don't let the winter weather hold you back – now is the perfect time to start working towards your fitness goals and welcoming in the new year with a healthy, active lifestyle.
Exercise has a profound impact on our mindset and ability to face challenges throughout the day. It not only provides physical benefits, but it also helps clear our minds and improve our moods. In fact, research shows that exercise in the morning can help us better face the challenges that arise as the day evolves.
This is a hectic time of year, and it can be tough to prioritize self-care. In the midst of our busy schedules (full of work and social events, never-ending to-do lists, and Christmas preparations), it can be tempting to neglect our health.
I know it gets said all the time but: “Where did this year go? How is it December already?” And yet here we are, in the middle of the most wonderful time of the year.
Family, friends, and good times are what the holiday season is all about. However, it's also a stressful time of year for a lot of folks. Many people feel stressed and nervous as the holidays approach for a variety of reasons, including the fact that they are having trouble finding the ideal present, that they are coping with family troubles, or that they are balancing an overbooked schedule.
You'll be relieved to know that there are actions you can take to make this holiday season less stressful for you. The following are a few of my go-to strategies for maintaining an optimal level of stress-free living during “the most wonderful time of the year” and beyond.
By: Claudia Haller
I have mentioned previously: We are moving. Actually, we are relocating. This adds another layer of stress in my opinion. I can’t tell you how many times the word “simplify” crosses my mind each day.
Less stuff – less things to take care of – more time – more energy. Easy!
How does this relate to meals? Let me explain:
We have been introduced to more diets and types of eating than we can count on both hands in our lifetime. It seems as if there is a new fad to learn about every few months and explore if it's "the one" for us. The truth is, though, these diets often cause stress and set us up for failure. That's precisely why they never pan out the way we hope.
If you've struggled with putting a sleep routine into place, let this be the year you take a step to make a change. Think of your sleep hygiene as a series of sleep habits. These habits can drastically improve your ability to not only fall asleep more easily but to also stay asleep and wake up rested.