Sending out well wishes for happy and safe Independence Day celebrations. May your time with friends and family fill you with joy and empty you of stress. For the week ahead though, if you're looking for a challenge to make small health improvements that add up to big changes over time, read on ...
1. Instead of thinking, "I have to exercise," shift the words you use to speak and think about movement. "I get to work out tonight," can help you look forward to your time connecting to your physical self. View it as 'you time.'
2. Instead of over-indulging with a holiday mindset, set a few healthy intentions for the 4th around food and alcohol especially. What may feel good in the moment can leave us feeling bloated and guilt-ridden afterward as unwanted pounds quietly add up. With a little forethought and planning, you can breeze thru the day and long weekend while enjoying things in moderation without sacrificing your health in the process.
To your good health!