Maintain – Don’t Gain | Week 9

Fit Fall, Well Winter 

 

Practice Self-Care

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Everyone practices self-care differently. The general meaning of this term includes any activity you purposefully do to benefit your health and well-being. At the same time, self-care can contribute to maintaining and losing weight.

 

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Stay on top of preventive care – Visit your doctor regularly for physicals, blood pressure checks and more. Your doctor can help identify a healthy weight you should strive for as well as offer tips to achieve it based on your medical history.

 

Exercise and eat healthy – Two of the best things you can do for your health and weight!

 

Get a good night’s sleep – Being well-rested is important for self-care, helps you manage stress and keeps the hormones that regulate hunger
 in balance.

 

Have fun – Go out to dinner, see a movie, have a spa day — any activity that you can do that puts your needs and pleasure first.

 

Unplug – Take time away from your “screens” (cell phone, computer, TV, tablet, etc.). Research by the USDA found that people who spend more time
in front of screens have a greater chance of being obese and developing health problems.

 

Commit to relaxation – Aim to take at least 15 minutes out of your day to relax.

 


Take Action!

Choose one way you can spend time on yourself each day this week.

 

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50 Ways to Take a Break PDF

 

source: HealthAdvocate

 


 

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