Tips to Be More Active
Be more active
Although winter weather is still here, there are many ways to be more active and to become even healthier; both physically and mentally. With that comes improved focus, better sleep, and it simply helps you be happier.
Pick a fun activity
Pick an outdoor activity at least once a week to do with your family or friends. It’s healthier to be outdoors than inside. Put a rain jacket on and go on a hike, take a nature walk, play games like tag with your kids, or go to a local community pool to swim. Not only does physical activity keep you more active and reduce stress, but it’s also a great way to bond as a family.
Eat healthy foods and hydrate
Water is the healthiest drink you can have. It hydrates and helps your body cleanse itself. Try and avoid sodas and fruit juices, and drink at least 64 ounces of water each day. In addition, drink more after exercise or being outside. If you maintain healthy food and drink choices daily, it makes it a lot easier to be more active. Food is fuel for your body.
Take the stairs
There are plenty of opportunities to be more active when you encounter an elevator. Take the stairs instead! If you feel especially energetic, jog or run up the stairs. Even if it’s only a flight or two, every bit of extra movement is healthy and the more you do it, the easier it’ll become.
What if that’s not enough?
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