Mind and Body – Top 5 tips to get back on track!
Mind and Body feeling blah after easter? Here’s our tips on what you can do to get back on track.
You might just think it’s simple to get over a long weekend but how does it really affect your mind and body? We think that eating and drinking for 4 days straight is manageable but what are the underlying problems? It’s not just the added calories you need to take into account when celebrating easter. For most of us the come down from the increased sugar in our diet’s is enough to send us on an emotional yo yo coaster until we can mentally get back on track.
So if you’re still feeling sluggish how the heck do you actually get back on track? Are you still craving more chocolate? Feeling like an extra alcoholic drink when you get home from work? Or you just couldn’t be bothered getting back into your health and fitness? If this sounds like you then keep reading! We are going to reveal our TOP 5 TIPS on how to get over the easter slump and get you back on track!
Top 5 Tips to getting back on track
1 – Increase your water intake
One of the best ways to get your body functioning correctly again is increase the H2O. It will not only help to flush out your system from all the bad stuff, but will also help to keep your skin looking fresh and clean. Aim for between 2.5-3L of water intake per day. This will ensure your body will become re-hydrated and decrease feelings of hunger. Try to drink 300-500ml of water before your 3 main meals per day, it will help you to feel full and help reduce the amount of food your consuming to feel full.
2 – Don’t hit snooze on your alarm
Try to get back into your routine as quickly as humanly possible. The more you hit snooze the harder it’s going to be to get your system back on track. This is the period when most people fall off the bus with their mind and body, which includes their fitness regimes. Don’t let this be you! When you wake up by the barp barp barp in the morning ensure you get straight up and get your day under way!
3 – Re-commence your healthy eating ASAP
The quicker you can plan and prep your meals for the week ahead the quicker you are going to be feeling better. Eating a good diet over the coming days will also help to flush out any of the bad food stuck in your system, decrease bloating and have you feeling better about yourself sooner rather than later. Try to increase your consumption of vegetables over the coming days which will also leave you feeling fuller for longer. A good diet will also help in aiding you good sleeping patterns of a night.
4 – Get to bed early and get a good nights sleep
A good sleep is key to getting your body to sync back into routine more quickly. The more you delay your routine the harder it’s going to be to get rid of the feeling of tiredness and feeling blah about yourself. Getting a good nights rest also means you will be far more driven to get back into your fitness routine, be more motivated at work and will help to reduce your stress levels. So really regardless of the easter break getting a good night’s sleep is great for your body and it’s overall functionality.
5 – Kill the booze
Maybe it’s the perfect time to give yourself a week off the booze. Let your body have a break from alcohol for a week and give yourself a mini cleanse. If you continue to keep drinking alcohol it will only keep interrupting your sleeping patterns, leave you feeling sluggish and make your mind blurry. By having this break it will also allow your body to really utilise the increased water consumption to help flush your system and ensure your skin remains fresh and clear.
So there you have it! It’s out 5 tips on how to get yourself back on track after the easter break. Ensuring your mind and body are healthy are key to enabling you to enjoy a well balanced lifestyle. So don’t delay! Put the 5 tips into action today and I can guarantee you that by this time next week you will be feeling like a brand new person!
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Be Inspired | Be Inspirational | Never stop giving up!
Brenton Wells – Director of Fitness @Whoosh