Because sometimes, you just don’t want to go to the gym.
Life is hard. Between work, school, friends, family, and you-time, staying fit sometimes does not even cross your mind. However, it doesn’t take expensive studio fees and luxury leggings to be your fittest self. Below are some simple ways to stay fit.
Maintain good posture.
We are all guilty of this. We might start off mindful of our posture, but after sitting at a desk for long hours, we catch ourselves hunched over. Roll those shoulders back and lengthen that spine to prevent back and neck pain.
Drink more water.
Staying hydrated is key to staying fit. Try carrying around your favorite water bottle and taking sips periodically.
Wear comfortable shoes.
Carry a healthy snack in your bag.
Sometimes, it pays off to be the mom of the group. Throw some of these snacks in your bag so you reach for healthier options rather than the sugary, processed foods you probably reach for when you’re hangry.
Especially during times of stress, it’s easy to literally forget to breathe. However, finding your breathing pattern and being able to control it will help lessen that anxiety you feel.
Include vegetables with every meal.
Truth time: it’s hard to eat a salad for every meal. But, it is manageable to include at least one vegetable with every meal.
Whether this is by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking your car a little further away in the parking lot, or strolling to class instead of taking the bus, get moving.
Stretch before bed.
As easy as it is to just face-plant in your pillow at the end of the day, take 5 minutes to stretch out your muscles and relax before you sleep.
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