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4 Ways to Stay Healthy This Year

Stay Healthy This Year, Every Year…

With just one month into the new year, if you made a New Year’s resolutions to stay fit and eat healthy, we hope that you are on target. We want you to stay healthy.

So, we thought it would be a great time to share a few tips to help you continue to keep those New Year’s resolutions. Keeping at it means that you should soon begin to see some of the fantastic results!

4 Simple Steps:

1. Think outside the gym.

Remember that you don’t need to go to the gym to get a full-body workout. Many exercises including push-ups, stretches, lunges, and squats can all be done at home, without any equipment.

2. Focus on healthy eating habits.

Learning how to eat healthy can seem daunting, but it’s easier if you set goals.  Start by making small changes, such as filling half your plate with vegetables or eating a healthier alternative for dessert. If you can, preparing meals in advance. This will not only save time during the week but also help you stick to your healthy eating habits. Don’t skip meals – waiting until you are too hungry to eat can lead to overeating.

3. Remember to stay hydrated.

Drinking water keeps your muscles energized and helps speed up metabolism. It also helps flush out toxins after a tough workout. See if you are drinking enough water by visiting CAMELBAK and using their hydration calculator. If you are falling short of the recommended hydration requirements, here are some tips to help you stay hydrated:

  • Bring a refillable bottle of water to work every day
  • Add lemon, pineapple, or cucumber for flavor
  • Stay hydrated by snacking on watermelon, oranges, or cantaloupe

4. Don’t underrate the importance of sleep.

Sleep is a necessity, not a luxury. Sleep deprivation can increase the risk of heart disease, obesity, and depression. You should get 7-9 hours of sleep every night. If you are having trouble sleeping, try this:

  • Unplug from all devices 30-45 minutes before going to bed
  • Eat dinner at least two hours before bedtime
  • Block out sounds with white noise or earplugs

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit us. Wishing you the best of health!!

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