Maintain – Don’t Gain | Week 9

Fit Fall, Well Winter 

 

Practice Self-Care

 

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.

 

 

50 Ways to Take a Break PDF

 

source: HealthAdvocate

 


 

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