It can be difficult to carve out space and time for fitness and wellbeing, but in our hectic, modern world, it’s vital that we actively invest in our physical and mental health. If you’re looking for ways to build a healthier lifestyle, but don’t know where to start, here are some tips and tricks.
Ditch the Gym Membership
Gym memberships can eat up a hefty chunk of your monthly budget, and the facilities themselves can be crowded, difficult to get to, and lacking in privacy – this can be so demotivating that we end up not exercising at all. There are plenty of ways to get fit around the house, or outside in nature, and with the help of technology, this is easier than ever before. The internet is full of fitness classes and workshops, whether you’re into Yoga, Pilates, or high-intensity movement like Zumba and belly dancing.
You could participate in a live class led by an instructor, giving you a sense of community and accountability, or if you prefer to exercise alone, there are plenty of excellent pre-recorded workouts that you can watch and work through at your leisure and convenience. Both of these options can be supplemented with at-home weights, resistance bands, exercise balls, and yoga mats, which are all affordable alternatives to expensive gym equipment and good long-term investments in your overall health. If you prefer the great outdoors, walking, running, hiking, and swimming are all brilliant ways to get fit while reconnecting with nature. With the help of GPS, this is easier and safer than ever before, and using your phone for activities like geocaching (which is a form of orienteering while looking for digital caches using coordinates) can add a sense of fun and purpose to your workout – alone, as a couple, or with friends and family.
Take Advantage of Online Shopping
Take some pressure off your fast-paced, jam-packed lifestyle, and take advantage of the wonderful world of online shopping. All the products in the tips and tricks above can be found at affordable prices through online outlets, and the wide breadth of customer reviews can help you pick out the highest quality exercise wear or home goods, often with expedited or even next-day delivery. You can find a wide range of subscription services based around health and wellbeing, including a marijuana box delivered to your door for those days when you just need to take the edge off. Explore the world of cannabis, and enjoy new and exciting brands and variations each month at wholesale prices – all without having to leave the house.
Get Good Sleep Hygiene
Sleep is just as essential to your wellbeing as eating right and staying active, if not more. Good sleep hygiene means establishing a consistent nightly routine with as little variation as possible. Try to go to bed each night within the same one- or two-hour window, and apply the same rule to getting up in the morning. The trick is training your body to know when it’s time to switch off. An optimal sleep environment is also key, so consider experimenting with a comfortable throw, ambient lighting, sweet-smelling candles or sleep sprays, and relaxing nature sounds or classical music. Try to limit caffeine and screens in the hours before bedtime, keep your bedroom at a cool but comfortable temperature, and above all, create a space and a routine designed for maximum rest and comfort. Your body and mind will thank you in the morning.