Fall and winter came and went — and now summer is right around the corner. It’s time to kick it (meaning yourself) into gear and get in shape — both mental and physical — for the warmer months. You have pools to swim in, beaches to storm, and outdoor activities galore waiting for you. MYONATURAL invites you to take a look at a few budget-friendly ways you can get your mind, heart, and body into shape for the summer.
Get your mind right
Focusing on your mental health is the first step to having a better relationship with not only your mind but your body as well. First, you should try meditation. This ancient practice has been scientifically proven to have numerous benefits, including a reduction in depression and anxiety. It can also alleviate overall stress levels. The best part about meditation is that you don’t have to go anywhere or pay anything to do this anxiety-reducing activity. There are several popular meditation apps that can guide you through the first few times you do it.
Physical and mental wellness are inextricably linked. When you are focusing on mental wellness, it’s easier to get yourself into better physical shape, and vice versa. So, as you take
up meditation, enjoy more herbal teas, and decrease your stress levels, it’s time to take a look at your physical health as well.
Get your body right
The main two things you should pay attention to are no-brainers: diet and exercise. Doing these things on a budget can be a challenge, but it’s worth the effort to make sure your body is getting the right nutrients and physical stimulation. Eating a diet rich in nutrients feeds your mind and body, and inserting specific foods into your everyday meals can help achieve that goal. Flax seeds, for instance, are high in Omega-3 fats, which can help fight depression and anxiety and could play a part in protecting against stroke. Exercising doesn’t have to be an expensive affair, either. Simply getting outside and walking or running in your neighborhood offers tremendous benefits. There are also at-home workouts you can do that incorporate your own body weight and strengthen specific groups of muscles.
A large part of health (mental and physical) is staying with it once you are in a place of peace and contentment with your self-image. Staying motivated can be difficult, but there are a few things you can do to keep yourself on track.
One thing you can do to motivate yourself to work out more is to purchase new workout gear and clothes. Feeling good about the way you look can help you achieve your fitness goals. The trick is to make sure these purchases are made smartly. You can use promo codes, coupons, and cashback offers from stores like Target to achieve this goal while sticking to your budget.
Another technique for motivating yourself would be to promise yourself a reward when you’ve completed your workout. If you give yourself a tangible reward (e.g., one hour of video games, or a strawberry smoothie) after you work out, it’s more likely to create a habit in your brain.
You’re ready for summer
By focusing on your mind and body as one being, you can achieve your goals while at the same time making sure you’re being kind to yourself. Have fun this summer!
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