It’s almost Sunday night and with Monday looming around the corner, we are all readying ourselves for the coming week. What does your work week look like? Do you have your workouts planned? Or at least scheduled? Do you have any birthdays or social gatherings? And this is all just the start! With laundry, cooking, cleaning, getting ready for the day and the stuff of life, it’s already shaping up to be busy.
Choose one activity each day during the work week and by the time the weekend rolls around you will see how easy it was to make it a healthier week.
1. Drink 8 glasses of water
Heck, shoot for 10! Your body is made up of over 60% water, making hydration essential. It’s been said that once you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Combat dehydration with a cup each hour or so and reap the benefits of crisp clean agua.
2. Get in an extra workout
Stay active to stay healthy. Try to work out every other day or 3-4 days a week for maximum benefits. For this challenge, workout one extra day this week or choose a day to get in two workouts! A 30 minute walk or yoga session will easily fit into your week if you make it a priority.
3. Eat a green vegetable at each meal
Broccoli for breakfast? Why not! Green beans are great too. Green vegetables are packed with nutrients, help maintain a healthy weight and fill you up without extra calories. Ants on a log (celery with peanut/almond butter and raisins) are a good start to fitting in some extra roughage.
4. Have a glass of red wine
Red wine is full of antioxidants! These powerful vitamins fight infections and protect you against cancer-causing free radicals. A 5 oz glass of red wine is practically a guilt-free indulgence!
5. Stretch, do yoga or meditate
In all reality, you should do this daily. Make time to do some twists and turns before rolling out of bed or sit on the the floor for some stretching while watching a show. Yoga, stretching and meditation feel great and are great for you.
Take this challenge and make it happen. Push yourself to eat better, move more and make each week healthier than the week before.