Spend Time with Your Pets
There are a few benefits to spending an increased amount of time around the house. Extra time with our fluffy friends is an important one. Pets are loyal, adorable, and make excellent companions. But did you know that they are also beneficial to mental wellbeing? Cuddling with animals is proven to reduce stress hormones responsible for anxiety and depression. They can even help us stay physically active (walkies!). Take advantage of your extra time spent at home to spend some quality time with your furry friend.
Customize Your Meal Schedule
The three-meals-a-day eating schedule has long become a standard, but may not be the most beneficial for weight management and mental health. Longer gaps between meals can result in low blood sugar, intense hunger cravings, and mood swings. If this sounds at all familiar, consider trying the small meals approach. Reducing portion size and increasing meal frequency will maintain a steady energy level throughout the day and often helps to control food cravings and reduce over-eating. Every BODY is different. Find the eating schedule that works best for your body and your goals. Want some guidence? We provide virtual nutritional counseling!
Today’s Home Workout: SQUATS!
Take a break from sitting and give those legs soemthing to be proud of! Squats are a perfect do-it-anywhere leg workout that targets glutes, quads, and calves. Start with your feet shoulder-width apart. Keep your back straight and core engaged, lower slowly into a squat and come back up again. Then repeat. Go as low as you can, and try to maintain constant movement (its okay if you go slowly). Keep it up for a full minute then take a break. Try to do this five times throughout the day! BONUS: For an extra oomf, grab a weight to hold while doing your squats (this could be anything heavy and easy to hold, a pan or gallon of milk for example). Don’t forget to do your stretches!
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