Monday, August 27, 2012

Back-to-Health Season

The vacations, the barbeques, the family reunions--the events that gave us the green light to take it easy with our healthy eating and fitness habits we've been working on since New Years Day. It's time to say goodbye to those events. It's time to step it up! Now is the time to take a step back and reassess what's working or not working for your healthy lifestyle goals. Do you need to change up your diet? Mix up your workout? And what about your healthy needs, like a visit to the doctor?

To help, we've created a "back-to-health" checklist to not only get you back on track, but on the right track:
  • Schedule a full check-up with your physician. The best way to see how much progress (or lack thereof) is to get an official check-up from your doctor. Not sure which screening you'll need? Use this interactive guide provided by the Office of Women's Health.
  • Clean out your kitchen. It's time to say goodbye to those summer treats filled with sodium or high on sugar. We suggest planning your meals ahead and only keeping stock of the foods you need for a specific week to avoid eating any trigger foods or binging on non-nutrient essentials. Check out these handy tips from SHAPE on how to plan your healthy-filled week.
  • Mix up your moves. Consider signing up with a personal trainer for one-time consultation to create a new work out routine. You can also explore non-traditional workouts like boot camp meet-up groups or DVD programs including Insanity or any of Jillian Micheal's programs.

We've just given a few things you can do to reset your workout before the holiday season hits. What have you done to focus on your healthy goals? Share in the comments below!

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