With 2022 around the corner, we're thinking about some health investments we want to make this year. Here are a few of ours -- and we'd love to hear yours on Facebook and Instagram!
Invest in Your Morning and Evening Routine
The best way to cultivate and maintain positive health habits throughout the year? Invest in a morning and evening routine. By practicing the same routine each morning and evening, you train your body and your brain to follow habits, and this will make it easier to eat three wholesome meals a day and keep on track with your workout schedule.
A few of our favorites: Go to bed and rise at the same time each day for consistency. Create media and phone boundaries (thank you, screen time), especially before bed to improve sleep. Wash your face in the morning to help you wake up (and to hydrate your skin!) and begin each day with a glass of water.
Invest in Your Food
We know that shopping for organic and local produce can be expensive and sometimes time-consuming. But it's so worth it. Not only is organic food better for your overall health and the environment (as is shopping local and seasonal), but organic food also tastes better. And you often get more nutrients (without the additives). Buying from local farmers is also an excellent way to support your community and small businesses. Even if you can afford to purchase one or two organic and local products this year, make it a goal to up the quality of what you eat. You can also cut costs by growing a few veggies at home or buying in-season produce.
Invest in Your Body
You don't have to splurge at the spa to care for your body. Try implementing at-home spa days this year by investing in a foam roller, a dry brush, and essential oils and scrubs. Upgrade your mattress or at least your pillow to something with more support for a better night's sleep. Treat your muscles and your skin to some self-care with hot baths, stretching, detox scrubs, and (if you have a partner you can trade with) the occasional massage. We promise your fitness routine will be much more effective if you care for your body outside of the gym!