September 30th is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. Hundreds of organizations countrywide will be hosting a variety of non-competitive events covering everything from group walks to health seminars.
We have put together a list of 5 things you can do regardless if there’s an organization participating near you.
Good health starts within. Too often our lives are so busy that we forget to remember ourselves. Do not get caught being BUSY!!! Spend a little time thinking about what you want for yourself and what fits your wellness goals. Practicing yoga, taking a cat nap, and even a daily drawing habit can help push you toward a more healthful and balanced life.
If working on the inner stuff is important, your outward is just as vitally important. Take a long walk, go for a hike, play a sport, or starting a journal of things you are grateful for can have a major impact on your emotional well being.
Learn something new
There is nothing like stepping out of your comfort zone. It might be stretch and sometimes a little uncomfortable, but those growing pains can pay off. Try drawing, learn about Ayurveda, tinker with a new craft…anything outside your normal routine has the ability to encourage growth, which opens our eyes and sometimes new doors.
Eating healthy might look good on paper, but once you’re in the thick of it, it may be challenging. Crawl before you walk. Do not try to overhaul your diet overnight. Be gentle with yourself. Learn a new recipe, take a cooking class, educate yourself on the types of foods you consume. Find out where your food comes from and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Eat because it nourishes your body...not because the food tastes so great.
Find healthy foods that taste good!
Get a massage
What better way to celebrate a holiday than with a massage? The benefits of massage can’t be overstated. Massage can help everything from an old sports injury, scar tissue, stress relief, headaches, fibromyalgia, TMJ, anxiety/depression or just good ole’ health and wellness maintenance.
But really, there is no reason to wait for a holiday to focus on your health and wellness. Each day is a chance to celebrate YOU and your health and good well-being is part of that.