Congratulations! You’ve made it through the holidays, despite how much wine you had to drink to deal with your in-laws and close talking aunt. But now that the fun and merriment have slowed down, you may have noticed that you’re feeling a little lethargic, bloated & probably not feeling quite like yourself. When we overindulge, a lot of things happens to our bodies that can spike our blood sugar, bloat our faces (the worst) and even make us feel more irritated or depressed! No matter what your New Year’s Resolution is, you should really take the time to cleanse your body after the holidays. It doesn’t have to be extreme, but these five easy changes will have your body thanking you after such an indulgent holiday.
Restart Your Morning Routine
No more staying up until the wee hours, and sleeping until whenever you want to wake up… you need to kick start that morning routine you worked so hard for before the holidays! Now is the time to begin those good choices you’ve always wanted to implement into your wee hours of the day like doing ten minutes of cardio, drinking a glass of lemon water or setting out your clothes the day before to cut time out of your routine! If you can’t commit to a full routine right away, start introducing one new morning ritual each week until you are a morning warrior! Studies show it takes about 3 weeks to start truly getting into routines, so start as soon as you can!
You may have heard this catchy slogan, and it’s not just animal lovers that are taking part! A quick history lesson: Amid World War I, the U.S. Food Administration encouraged families to diminish key staples to help deal with war efforts. “Food Will Win the War,” the legislature declared, and “Meatless Monday” and “Wheatless Wednesday” were born. These days, Meatless Monday is utilized as an approach to effectively diminishing your danger of preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.
5-4-3-2-1 Workout Challenge
If you want to kickstart your workout routine in a big way, but have no time to spare, why not attempt the 5-4-3-2-1 challenge? It’s a popular 15-minute routine that targets all the muscles in your legs, torso, core, chest, shoulders, and triceps that involves no equipment! It is a pretty intense workout, but no pain, no gain!
Good Night’s Sleep!
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