Happy Four Core Friday! Labor Day weekend is here and it is the perfect time recharge and make sure you are taking care of all aspects of your wellness! Every Friday, share four things that you can start incorporating in your life TODAY that will help you start living a healthy lifestyle!
We give tips on each of our FOUR CORE HEALTH PRINCIPLES: Movement, Sleep, Nutrition, and Relaxation. Be sure to tune in every Friday for simple, yet effective tips that will help you start to take control of your health and wellness. Read More Below!
Exercise In The Morning
The air is a little more crips and cool these days so try to take advantage of the pleasant weather by getting out to exercise before starting your day. Whether it is going for a run, hiking, or walking the dog, exercising before work may help begin your day on a high note that stays consistent throughout your day!
Limit Alcohol Consumption
Even though it's a holiday weekend, having a couple of drinks at night may negatively affect your sleep and hormones.
Alcohol is known to cause or increase the symptoms of sleep apnea, snoring, and disrupted sleep patterns It also alters nighttime melatonin production, which plays a key role in your body’s circadian rhythm
Another study found that alcohol consumption at night decreased the natural nighttime elevations in human growth hormone (HGH), which plays a role in your circadian rhythm and has many other key functions!
Information taken from (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7077345/)
Don't Skip A Healthy Breakfast
Eating a healthy breakfast provides a solid foundation and can be a great start to any day. Instead of coffee and a quick granola bar, consider enjoying a plate of fruits, glass of juice, and healthy proteins like eggs or turkey bacon.
This is the perfect weekend to slow down! Take five, and focus on only one behavior with awareness. Notice how the air feels on your face when you’re walking and how your feet feel hitting the ground. Enjoy the texture and taste of each bite of food. When you are able to spend time in the moment and focus on your senses, you should feel less tense.
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