When it Comes to Your Mental, Nutritional, and Physical Health, Balance is Key!

Here are a few keys to unlock the door to your overall health!

Key 1: Balance negative stress with positivity.

*It is especially important during chaotic times to have fun on purpose. Continue to do the things that bring you joy even if they have to be modified. Also, limit your exposure to sources of negative stress—news, social media, etc.

Key 2: Follow a balanced nutrient dense eating plan.

*We tend to gravitate to comfort foods when we feel stressed and overwhelmed. The best way to avoid comfort eating is to have a healthy eating plan that supports the consumption of nutrient dense, energy producing, and mood stabilizing foods throughout the day.

Key 3: Balance extended periods of sitting with bouts of physical activity and exercise.

*We are sitting more than ever! It is essential to your health to move as much as possible throughout the day. Easy ways to add movement into your day—place heavily used items across the room; take 5-10-minute breaks every hour to perform simple stretches and light calisthenics and schedule in a workout.

WE CAN’T CONTROL LIFE, BUT WE CAN STAY HEALTHY WHILE WE LIVE IT. HOPEFULLY, THESE KEYS WILL HELP YOU FIND BALANCE!