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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

By Corlé Venter |



Let’s get physical


Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to tackle daily chores. Often getting up off the couch is a decision we need to make. Staying put, staying the same, is easy. Being better, feeling better, doing better requires effort, BUT you can do it! Your mind will thank you! Your family and friends will thank you!


Try some of these ideas


Evaluate your habits:

  • What would you like to stop doing?

  • What would you like to continue doing?

  • What would you like to start doing?

Join a challenge:

  • Try the Healthy-Habits Well Challenge. A 28-day plan to nourish your body, mind, and spirit, one daily challenge at a time.

  • Join a manageable 21-day challenge—look for free advice on nutrition, exercise, menu ideas, and general wellness.

Stack your habits:

  • Experts say the best way to form a new habit is to tie it to an existing habit. Look for patterns in your day and think about how you can use existing habits to create new, positive ones. Our morning routine is our strongest routine for many of us, so that's a great place to stack on a new habit.

Love yourself:

  • Find healthy ways to reward yourself.

  • Speak positively about yourself and to yourself.

  • Live without regret.

  • Do that new activity with guts and enthusiasm.

Intellectual Awakenings


The brain is involved in everything we do—like any other part of the body, it needs to be cared for. Exercising the brain to improve memory, focus, or daily functionality is a top priority for many people, especially as they get older.

Some tips to help you improve your mental fitness:

  1. Exercise for 30 minutes every day or decide on a routine.

  2. Read often and read widely.

  3. Boost your levels of vitamin B.

  4. Challenge your intellect and memory.

  5. Take time to relax.

  6. Take up a new hobby.

  7. Actively manage your health.

  8. Engage in stimulating conversations.

AUTHOR

Corlé Venter

Learning Strategist at Construct

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