How To Get Back To Your Wellness Routine After The Holidays
The holiday season is officially over. Gone are the office parties, the late-night dinners, and all that running around. Finally, the new year is here, with all its resolutions and goals to achieve. Getting back to a healthy routine after a break can be hard, but there’s no point in dreading it, just dive right back in and be kind to yourself as you add healthier habits along the way. Remember, it doesn’t have to be an all or nothing. Every little step counts as a win.
Count On Amicus
Amicus Medical Centers is always here to help, not only with our healthcare services but also with our numerous social activities that keep your mind and body in shape. We offer communities across Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin counties plenty of ways to get moving and make new friends. We have bingo, chair yoga, awareness walks, potlucks, lectures, exercise classes including Zumba and plenty more. Just check our Facebook page for times, dates, and locations.
Start Small For A Sustainable Lifestyle
So what are other ways to get back to a wellness routine after the holidays? Starting small is typically the way to go. You want o ease into a healthier habit, to ensure you stick to it. For example, if exercising more is on your list of resolutions, you can try walking three times a week. You can also join a class or even find a senior-friendly gym if you’re over a certain age. Senior-friendly gyms offer low-impact classes, swimming, and programs such as Silver Sneakers. Just research online to find something that best fits your needs.
Get Friendly And Get Results
The buddy system is a great way to ease back into a healthier routine. It keeps you accountable and makes the activities fun since you’re spending quality time with a friend. The buddy system encourages you to show up and reach your goals, as you help each other out through the less motivated times. The buddy system can work for getting in shape, for joining a group such as a book club, for preparing healthier meals together or going grocery shopping, as well as setting up doctor’s appointments and keeping them.
Catch Your ZZZs
Sleep is an important part of staying healthy and helps your body to recover. It reduces stress and anxiety and helps you maintain a healthier weight. 35% of Americans don’t get the recommended seven hours of sleep every night, and roughly 20% of us have a sleep disorder. That’s two out of every ten Americans! Research shows that poor sleep has immediate negative effects on hormones, exercise performance as well as brain function. Make sleep a priority, by preparing even before you get into bed.
Your body has a natural time-keeping clock called the circadian rhythm, by exposing yourself to more natural sunlight during the day, you’re helping it stay healthy which leads to better sleep. Reduce your caffeine intake, especially in the afternoon and head to bed at the same time every night.
You Can Do It
Getting back to a healthy wellness routine doesn’t have to be complicated. Take small steps that lead to big changes, one day at a time. It’s about self-care and making sure you live your best life. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Amicus Medical Center for more information about our healthcare services and social calendar.