It can be hard to not be envious of that one coworker who has the body of a personal trainer, but before you go cursing her genetics, analyze what habits she may have that contribute to her health. Instead of comparing yourself and bringing that negativity into your life, focus on how you could implement some of those habits yourself.
One reason we offer fitness classes in Eagle Valley is that we want you to see your body for the incredible tool that it is and to feel confident in your own skin. By implementing simple tasks every day, you can do just that and cultivate a culture of health.
Get Enough Sleep
Turning in late at night after binging a Netflix show or completely messing up your sleep schedule on the weekend is only sabotaging yourself. When you get a full night’s rest, you’ll feel more positive, energetic, and focused throughout the day, and your body will be able to adequately recharge each night.
And here’s another pro tip: make your bed as soon as you wake up in the morning! This will help you wake up and feel organized and prepared for the day. It’s a simple task, but it can do wonders.
Take Care Of Your Body
You’ve heard this time and time again, but here are simple ways healthy people effectively take care of their bodies:
- Take a walk. Instead of eating lunch at your desk or sitting down even more at a restaurant, get your legs moving during your lunch break. You’ll burn calories and get some extra Vitamin D, which will boost both your mood and immunity.
- Schedule workouts in advance. Instead of saying you’ll go to the gym after work (and then getting distracted with something else), sign up for a fitness class. You’ll be committed to going, and enjoy other benefits of group fitness classes.
Don’t overdo it. You need to listen to your body. Working out too hard or too often will only lead to injury or decreased motivation. If you attend a workout class with a personal trainer, then the trainer can help you learn to listen to your body.
- Be active outside of the gym. As great as the gym may be, it’s even better when you can work out outside of those walls. Hiking, climbing, and biking are all fun outdoor activities, and your fitness class can even help you enjoy those activities more.
- Lift weights. Many people are so focused on losing weight that they only focus on cardio. When you lift weights, you’ll build muscle and actually increase your metabolism.
You’ve also heard this a lot. But what does it actually mean? Here are some simple ways to improve your diet:
- Eat breakfast. When you eat a healthy breakfast, you end your overnight fasting and are able to keep your energy levels up throughout the day. This will help you be more focused and have enough energy left over for that barre workout after work.
- Eat lots of colors. Instead of counting calories, try counting colors in your meals of vegetables, grains, and lean meats. Load up your dinner plate with greens, reds, yellows, and other colors, and you’ll have a nutrient-rich meal that will help your body refuel for your next group fitness class and the next day.
- Prepare snacks. If you prepare healthy snacks ahead of time, you’ll be less tempted to stop for fast food or reach for a bag of chips. Even better, when you prepare snacks, you’ll have something to eat right after your yoga class, Pilates class, or barre workout.
- Drink well. Make sure you’re getting plenty of water every day, and avoid drinking alcohol — especially sugary drinks full of artificial flavors.
At Barre Rhythm, we want to help you live a healthy life. Learn more about the Barre Rhythm method, check out our class schedule, and register today for a class in Eagle County! When you regularly attend a fitness class and follow these other tips, you’ll live a happier, healthier life.