Most of us realize that the ability to stay healthy at the office can be challenging at times. From weathering the co-worker who brings their latest bout of flu to work with them, to piling on the pounds as you “wine & dine” clients, to making stressful deadlines and dealing with toxic co-workers, you feel lucky if you can just make it home alive at night. But somehow you do.
Alas, the cool breeze of fall has arrived and the sultry summer days are gone. It’s time to pack up those shorts, t-shirts, and sundresses, and replace them with sweaters, fall suits and holiday attire. The process of decluttering a closet can be intimidating and time-consuming. Why? Because many of us tend to hold on to stuff too long. This tendency can make the fall switcheroo that much more difficult.
New research shows that watching your diet and working out are just two of the ways you can get or stay slim. You can now a third technique to the list -- a good night’s sleep. Did you know that if you sleep less than 7 hours per night you risk gaining more weight over time? A recent study showed that than those who get 7 hours or more sleep each night have a clear weight loss advantage. This means you can literally just snooze off the pounds. Yes, that’s right! You heard us! Your weight loss dreams have finally come true.
Running and walking are both awesome physical activities. And for weight loss, running will always win hands down. Fall is a great time to get outdoors for a regular workout. The air is crisp, and the temperatures are cool, and the beauty of the season is everywhere. Most experts agree that a good walk or run can have great health benefits. These include higher energy levels, better mood patterns, regulated blood pressure and healthier cholesterol. Most importantly, both activities reduce the risk of three major health risks -- cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Amidst all of our daily challenges – at work, at home, and in our health – it is important to keep focused on staying centered and happy. This focus allows you to avoid unnecessary stress, depression or anxiety and helps you make the most of every moment. A positive outlook trumps a negative outlook any day of the week, and it paves the way for better outcomes in life. It’s called staying on the highway to happiness. The entrance is right in front of you.