Next Month: Health and Fitness Awareness Month

April 11, 2017

As our April charitable initiative winds down, we want to turn your attention to May and our next focus of Health and Fitness Awareness Month. With summer right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to think about health, fitness and getting outdoors.
We get it – when you’re busy, it can be hard to incorporate health and fitness into your life, especially after a long hard day at work.. But we have some suggestions that can help make a big difference:.

    • Start your morning right. The good news is, you don’t necessarily have to get up earlier. You could take a quick walk around the block to start your day. Or try setting aside ten minutes for a pre-work meditation. Maybe make a healthy smoothie for breakfast instead of hitting up McDonald’s.
    • Take breaks during the day. If you’re spending a lot of time at your desk, try setting a timer every 90 minutes to encourage standing, walking and stretching. Working at a standing desk? Take a sitting break. It can be just as much pressure on your body to work standing as it is sitting.

Switch up your lunch routine.

    Instead of eating at your desk, take lunch outside. Do you tend to order from the same burger joint all the time? Try something new – and healthier − like a walk, giving your legs a stretch and your brain a break.

Remember, taking care of your health and fitness helps you to live a more happy and productive life. Studies show that people who eat well and exercise regularly reduce their risk many life-threatening diseases (including cancer and cardiac-related issues), sleep better and manage stress better. In the coming weeks, we’ll share some opportunities for this initiative, such as local events, charity walks and runs, and offer some suggestions on activities where you can participate. Let’s all get in shape – inside and out – so we can continue to do well in the world. And remember – if you have any suggestions on how to make Health and Fitness Awareness Month an awesome experience, reach out and let us know.