At some point, we’ve all felt that feeling that’s best be described as: “Ugh.” As college students, we’re all guilty of one too many late nights, 2 am Dominos, way too much caffeine and overall unbalanced diets. During the school year, our bodies are caught up in this vicious cycle and our guts are left tired, weak and worn out.
Summer break is the perfect opportunity to hit the “reset” button and start making health a priority.
Besides, being healthy is so in right now. Lately, my Instagram feed has had more posts of salads than it does of sweet treats. Celebrities have traded in their sugary coffee drinks for fresh-pressed green juices.
Even Apple made health a central theme at its annual WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference) – it unveiled “Health,” a new app for iOS8 billed as “an entirely new way to use your health and fitness information.”
Eating bad food and not exercising is a faux-pas. Quite frankly, not taking care of your body is immature. It’s time to grow up.
Here are 14 tips – some you’ve heard before, some unconventional – for making this your healthiest summer yet.
Have the right mindset. It has been proven that a positive attitude helps build a healthier immune system and boosts overall health. Your body believes what you think, so focus on the positive.
Find what motivates you
As Millennials, we seek instant gratification. Though health has tons of benefits, most aren’t tangible, which sometimes isn’t enough motivation for being healthy on a daily basis.
Pick a health goal that you really care about to work towards. Even if it’s superficial, having something that you truly care about to work towards is extremely motivating.
Pick an enjoyable form of exercise
If going to the gym feels like a chore, identify and get involved in a kind of regular physical activity that you actually enjoy doing. When you’re doing something you love, it hardly feels like exercise…>>READ MORE