Many feel tired, sluggish and de-energized after holidays. It's easy to over-eat, drink too much alcohol and stress trying to please people around you. Recognize yourself? Keep reading, here are 5 tips to help you towards a healthier and happier Easter:
1. Ask yourself what you want to do
Most of us will need to adjust to family or friends, but still ask yourself what you would like to do or what you would like this Easter to be like. When you know your answer, be open with your close ones. May it be a nice sleep in, have some time to yourself or go on a family hike, be clear with your wish and be prepared to hear the others wishes as well. If you're all being reasonable, there's nothing to say you can't make everyone's suggestions come true!
2. Prioritize movement
We feel better when exercising, and it doesn't have to be high intensity (like many seem to believe) for the health benefits to kick in. A relaxed walk, a slow yoga session or just playing with your kids, is super for your health.
Make sure to leave time for activities, and why not try to exercise with your family or friends? Go on a hike, try a sport or create your own Easter egg hunt. If you need further convincing, read this post about the benefits of keeping active, and remember that exercise can give your mood an immediate boost :)
3. Have a water between drinks
To make sure you stay hydrated, have a water with every other drink. This goes for alcohol as well as fizzy drinks or juices. To read more about the importance of water, check out this article.
4. Veg and fruit
Try to have 5 vegetables and fruits per day and preferably something with every meal. It could be vegetables with dip, sallad on the side of the meal, and a fruit sallad for dessert.
If you're going out for a meal, try and have all your daily fruit and veg before you leave or when you come home.
5. Do absolutely nothing
By doing nothing at all, you will rest your brain and body, and re-energize quicker. You can feel more creative after having done nothing at all compared to when watching tv or reading. Challenge yourself over the weekend to put your feet up, and enjoy the moment!
Feel free to be in touch if you have any questions at all.
Happy Easter to you all,