The Dog Days of Summer are here and our routines shift with school, sunlight and the weather. Eating healthy and getting that workout in can get “off track”!
Many of us are planning a last trip away this Labor Day Weekend, but are we considering how we can be active and healthy when so much is in flux?
Planning ahead, even a few days before, can make a difference in how you feel about getting that workout in (meaning: will it happen at all?)
1. Know your environment
Are you going to a family cabin or to the beach? Plan an activity with hiking or biking the whole family can participate in! Rainy weather plans will come in handy, of course. How about rollerskating or yoga at a new studio? Have these ideas mapped out before you leave so its easy to just get the info and go. You never know what the internet connection can be where you are!
2. Be a Meal Planner
It’s easy to defer to anything handy while you are trying to relax, but your stomach will thank you if you pick out some treats for snacking and also plan one healthy meal a day as a family. Pop some popcorn or rehydrate with fresh fruit! Try your hand making a refreshing flavored water with cucumber and mint. Crock-pot dinners can be super easy and healthy
3. Everyone Needs Some Alone Time
The sun is coming up earlier every day. Find some quiet AM time to sneak away and walk around before your destination (and household) gets busy. Chat with some locals and get the inside scoop. Take a few moments to write down some of your thoughts in a journal during this quiet time. Revisit these words another day.
4. Do Something Different
Try a new adventure! It will get your heart beating. Here are some last minute ideas to feel you heart and soul!