People often think in order to see major changes in weight or improvements in health they need to take up running or jump right into some sort of vigorous activity. Depending on your fitness goals, limitations, and exercise experience, this may not be the answer for you. If vigorous activity is not for you, consider walking. It’s a great activity. If done consistently for the recommended duration, walking can be healthier than its more vigorous counterpart: running.
In college, I had terrible sleep habits. I’d stay up late to study, to hang out with friends, or to pick up the late shift. I always assumed I could make up for missing sleep on the weekends, but realistically, that never happened. Now that I’m out of college, I’m not even sure how I was able to function on less than six or seven hours of sleep a night! Sleep has become the reward for a long, full day, to get me ready to take on the next one.
As sunshine and warmer weather creep closer and closer, you may find yourself staring out your office window longing to embark on a summer adventure. Unless you have stocked up on vacation days, the outdoor activities will have to wait at least a few hours. As you bring your attention back to the tasks at hand, take a minute to think about the setup of your space, keeping the principles of ergonomics in mind.
Summer is typically a time where most of your free hours are spent taking part in outdoor activities. Spending time at the beach, golfing, bicycling, or taking a leisurely stroll around the block are all great summer activities. But even the simplest activities can become dangerous if you are not careful. In the summer, it is important to stay hydrated.
Countless things can cause stress in our lives. Perhaps your team didn’t do so well in the final series. Maybe your boss tacked on another project. Events, both small and large, can add a tremendous amount of stress in a short amount of time. Summer fun may help some shake the stress, but for others, the stress stays for the season.
Whether you’re grinding out the work day until 5 p.m. or spending the day out in the sun, if you’re like me, you succumb to the dreaded 2:30 crash. Don’t mistake this post as an endorsement of the latest and greatest fresh-brewed technology or for that of a wonder-shot toting cowboy. There is actually a great, usually free way to stave off the afternoon yawns. Adequate hydration throughout the day helps keep your body operating smoothly and can keep you feeling refreshed.
Summer is in full swing and that means days filled with swimming, grilling out, parades, and playing outside. I spend as much time as I can outside, soaking up the sunshine and warmth while it lasts. With all this time outside, we have to make sure we stay safe in the sun.