A note to my community: Over the next few weeks, I will be featuring content that I hope can help all of us better manage these uncertain times. My hope is that I can encourage each of us to take proactive approaches to keeping our bodies, minds and emotional well-being as healthy as they can be. I am also offering a limited-time 30 days of free access to new members of DeniseAustin.com. Experience my at-home workouts, healthy recipes, and support, free for 30 days when you sign up. I love you all – take care of yourselves the best you can! xoxo, Denise
Self Care Tips
Being kind to yourself and your health is soooo important – especially now! And if you are a caregiver to children, parents or other family members, you NEED to take care of yourself, because if you aren’t keeping yourself healthy, you will be less effective in caring for others! I know it can be hard to carve out time for self care, so here are some really great self care tips that only take a few minutes, and will do wonders for your health and well-being. Give them a try – you deserve it and you are worth it!
- Do a morning mini-workout. I created my Wake Up Workouts in part to help busy people start the day on a positive, healthy foot. These FREE workouts are just five minutes, and will help you get your blood flowing, get your head in a positive space, and really make a difference in your outlook for the day. Set your alarm for five minutes earlier every day next week and give them a try – no equipment required, just hop out of bed and give them a go! You can see all my Wake Up Workouts here – make it a point to take five minutes to do these, every single day!
- Stay hydrated. It’s so easy to forget to drink enough water, yet it is so important for our health. I highly recommend buying a reusable water bottle and keeping it with you all day so it makes sipping simple. If that doesn’t work for you, make sure to start the day with a big glass of water, and drink a glass every time you use the bathroom. Staying hydrated helps to stave off headaches, helps keep you alert, and can even cut down on mindless snacking. All win-wins!
- Keep your energy up through healthy food choices. It can be as simple as eating smaller portions at meals, or choosing healthy snacks for between-meal pick ups. Get more tips on healthy eating suggestions. Also check out my Healthy Kitchen Staples to Stock Up On list – helpful for the run to the store.
- Take a break every hour to stretch and move. It will help you re-focus your mind, and help keep stress and tension from building up. My Good Morning Stretch Workouts are a GREAT way to get in stretching – so good for when you are feeling anxious or tense.
I hope these tips help you to make self care part of your routine! Remember I am here to help, a membership to DeniseAustin.com includes motivational tips and encouragement, plus a wonderful community of people to lend an ear… try your free trial and see if it’s right for you!
Let’s get fitter, together – inside and out,