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It’s back to school time, so this means there is more time for you to get back on track, right? Let’s make certain to take it a bit easier on ourselves and not set expectations too high.
There are many components of a healthy lifestyle. They include sufficient sleep, adequate hydration, a diet rich in vegetables and fruits, daily activity or exercise, and mindful, natural supplementation. All of which may have been somewhat compromised during the summer months.
This is a great time to reset your goals. As always, look at them as long-term and not immediate quick fixes. Identify bad habits and eliminate them gradually. Visualize how you would like to feel, look, and perform. Take a good look at your parents’ health; what have been some of their challenges? What measures are you taking to prevent those same challenges?
A great idea may be to try new hobbies. Get involved in things you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t had the time to. Try dance classes, yoga or volunteer at your local hospital or church. There are many daily activities that can stimulate your physical well-being; but helping someone in need can be immensely gratifying, benefitting both the mind and soul.
Here is an interesting statistic, according to the NCES (National Center for Education Statistics), about 50.4 million students will attend public elementary and secondary schools. Of these, 35.4 million will be in pre-kindergarten through grade 8. An additional 5.2 million students are expected to attend private elementary and secondary schools. That means there will be at least that many parents with a bit more time on their hands. Use it wisely and productively!