Exercising more than Muscles
Working out benefits your physical health, but while you're cranking out those squats, don't neglect other parts of your life that need TLC too. Upkeeping your psyche, diet, social life, and mental well-being are equally as important as achieving your ideal physique.
Opting to stay in on a Friday night? Let your brain run a mental treadmill by grabbing a book or a game of Sudoku. Studies show that exercising your brain can ward off Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of Dementia.
Maintaining a well-balanced, nutrient-rich diet provides your body with the energy it needs to conquer a busy day. While everything in moderation is a rule to live by, straying from sugar and other forms of empty calories help to avoid developing Type 2 Diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
Grab a drink or, even better, get outside and hit the trail with your friends! Taking a brisk stroll through the park is a free activity that is just as energizing as it is a great opportunity to catch up. Making time for a social life outside of work is key to ensuring a healthy lifestyle.
Part of a healthy life balance is recognizing when to take some time for yourself. Whether your idea of relaxation is a night of Netflix and chill or an evening of meditation, setting time to decompress is vital to your well-being. Well rested individuals are more likely to make good decisions, maintain a healthful diet, and to keep colds at bay.