We can’t believe it either, but 2022 is HERE. Instead of writing a laundry list of daunting resolutions, we like the idea of incorporating easy, healthy habits into our routine that will set us up for a healthier, happier new year.*
It may sound so simple, but staying hydrated is so important, whether you’re recovering from an injury or illness–or not! Drinking water helps flush out toxins, increases energy, reduces fatigue, and so much more. Invest in a fun water bottle, or make it a contest with friends, family or coworkers: who can hit their oz of water per day goal for the most days straight?
If you are able, commit to moving your body multiple times a week. If you’re recovering from a leg injury, try arm circles from a seated position. Bedridden due to illness? Circling your ankles and wrists will keep those joints lubricated. Whether it’s running a marathon or walking around the block, moving your body in whatever way you are able is so important for circulation, healing, stretching, and strength.
After holiday indulgence, we all may feel a bit sluggish. But getting back to eating
healthy whole foods is more important than ever. While it can seem daunting to swap
easy frozen food and to-go options for cooking, wherever you’re getting your meals,
look for options that incorporate whole foods and ingredients you can pronounce.
An easy way to cut back on sugar intake is to swap sugary drinks like juice, sports drinks and soda for water, unsweetened tea, and sparkling water. Even fresh squeezed juice is loaded with sugar and calories; while it’s a better, more natural option than soda, cutting back on your daily juice intake can help reduce overall sugar consumption.
Whether you have kids or a job that gets you up early or keeps you up late–or simply have trouble sleeping–it can seem nearly impossible to log enough snoozing hours. But inadequate or poor sleep can disrupt hormones, insulin resistance, and reduce physical and mental performance–so doing your best to get enough is ultra-important!
Bright lights–especially those that contain blue light waves like computers or phones–may disrupt your sleep. Try foregoing electronics 30 minutes before bedtime, and pick up a real book or magazine instead.
From sleep quality to stress levels, taking a few minutes out of your day to meditate can have an impact on your physical and mental wellbeing. Sitting still not resonating with you? Try a walking meditation; bonus points for getting those steps in at the same time!
Almost two years into the pandemic, socializing has taken a backseat for so many of us–and with good reason. But just because you may not be able to safely see friends and family in person doesn’t mean it isn’t important to stay connected. Schedule Zoom or phone calls to catch up with family, or even send a quick text to let a friend know you’re thinking about them. Staying connected has an impact on our mental health.
Vaccines are one of the most effective ways to help prevent disease–including COVID-19. If you haven’t received your vaccine (or booster) make an appointment ASAP!
*Please note that these health tips are recommendations from Team Reboundwear based on what works for us. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet or wellness routine.