Monday, November 23, 2009
Make Time For YOU
I got this from Shape Magazine and wanted to share it.
Woman have always been multi-tasking powerhouses, but with the advent of 24/7 email and increasing desire to have it all, kids, career, and more taking care of yourself is on task that seems to fall off the list. But staying healthy doesn't need to take a ton of time.
Try these quick wellness tricks that you can implement without a second thought:
Maximize your meals - you have to eat and making smarter choices takes zero extra time. Load your meals and snacks with fruit, veggies, whole grains, low fat dairy and lean protein. Wholesome nourishing foods provide guaranteed energy on even your busiest days.
Shorten your workouts - Whether its cardio of strength training, you don't need to dedicate an hour to every session. Do a few 10 minute workouts a day, or if you only have 20 minutes, ramp up the intensity and hit it hard the entire time. Sweat is sexy, stress is not.
Stretch it out - Take two minute flexibility breaks a few times a day at your desk, or while watching TV at night. Stretching loosens tight muscles that can lead to aches and pains.
Love your skin- YOu have it for life so be good to ti! Slather on sunscreen every day to head off wrinkles, sun spots, and skin cancer. Your 50 year old self will love you for it.
Find a zen moment - Whether its a minute in the middle of a crazy day or a 30 minute soak in your tub, take time regularly to center yourself. Add in some deep breathing, and you'll dial back tension and improve your focus.
Now look at that you have several more house in the day to be superwoman!