How To Stay Healthy On The Weekends, So You'll Feel Great Monday Morning
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From Monday to Thursday, many of us tend to eat well, find time to exercise, and generally make time for the things that make us feel our best. Although we try our hardest to stay on track with our healthy habits during the workweek, it can still be difficult to figure out how to stay healthy on the weekends. Friday night rolls around, and suddenly we're craving late night pizza and pounding down beers rather than chowing down on well-planned and well-balanced dinners. Of course, all of this stuff is totally great if it's what you prefer, but if you're focusing on nutrient intake or trying to stay on track with habits that give you the most energy possible rather than take it away, weekends can often be a little frustrating.
1. Be Mindful
2. Drink Right
3. Plan Weekend Meals
4. Eat Before You Go Out
5. Choose Walking
Many times on weekends we are rushing around from place to place, so it might sound tempting to take your car or public transportation, but choosing to walk or ride your bike when you're out on the town can help add in some exercise to your otherwise cramped weekend (of course, given if the weather permits). Whether you're running errands or headed to your friend's party, choosing to get moving before you get there can give you a quick way to get your heart rate up.
6. Pick A Time To Splurge
The weekend is a good time to treat yourself, but if you're choosing to indulge in every meal, your body may feel a little sluggish and your energy levels way down by the time Sunday night comes around. Choose one or two specific times to have a treat or a specific day to lay around, but outside of that choice, stick to keeping in line with your normal weekday habits. You won't feel deprived, but you also won't beat yourself up Monday morning for having a little too much fun the day before.
7. Plan Healthy Activities
It often seems like meeting up with friends involves going out to eat at rather unhealthy places, but instead of choosing to meet for lunch, suggest meeting a friend for a weekend hike or walk around the museum. If you still want food to be involved, suggest cooking a meal together or a home-cooked potluck.
The great thing about weekends is that they're totally yours. If you want to be healthy and focus on energy-boosting nutrition, good for you. If you want to eat pizza and watch Netflix all weekend, that's cool too. Both things can make you feel fabulous in their own special way. But if you're aiming for the former, be sure to remember these tips.