The Most Popular Healthy Monday Practices of 2022
What health practices did our readers turn to again and again this year? For 2022, our most-viewed articles all touched upon the different ways individuals can use meditation, mindfulness, and physical activity to reduce stress and support a healthier lifestyle.
These top-five articles resonated with our readers because the activities and information within them are accessible to people of all ages and ability levels. Putting them into use every Monday is a sure-fire way to start your week off feeling empowered, focused, and motivated.
Let’s tackle 2023 with a renewed sense of commitment to healthy living.
Stress and anxiety are often the biggest obstacles when it comes to day-to-day interactions. The 5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Technique is an activity designed to ease your state of mind and get you through those stressful moments. Use your five senses to focus on the moment and overcome any negative thoughts impeding your progress.
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The F.I.T.T. formula (frequency, intensity, type, and time) is a flexible exercise framework that can help bring structure to your fitness routine. By altering one of the four variables, you can tailor your workout to overcome challenges and meet specific fitness goals. Use F.I.T.T. to Monday to determine the best fitness plan for your goals, fitness level, and experience.
For the F.I.T.T. Workout Formula, click here.
Multitasking and busy schedules can be demanding on your brain and leave you in a fog. Square breathing is a great way to refocus your mind and clear your head before diving back into business as usual. A visual aid can give you something on which to concentrate while you learn a new way to deep breathe and relax.
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Performing stretches regularly is the most effective way to prevent loss of flexibility. Stretching also prevents muscle contractures and improves physical ability. Partner-assisted stretches are great for people with limited mobility or for anyone new to stretching. Try them out with a caregiver or workout buddy.
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Chronic stress can cause lasting damage to both the mind and body, making you feel fatigued, distracted, or irritable. See how you can use different relaxation techniques and practices to lower your stress levels and reap the many benefits.
For the Health Benefits of Reducing Stress, click here.