As 2018 winds down, it’s good to look back at the positive progress and lifestyle changes you made. And then build on your personal accomplishments to live well next year.
Step 1: How Far Have You Come?
Where did you start the year with goals or wishes? What obstacles have you overcome and what were your accomplishments? This is the first list you should create for your year end wellness and lifestyle review. LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here
Bones—they will help you live well and carry you into your golden years if you care for them. You might take calcium for that, but did you know exercise is bone-building, too?
One thing we can’t escape in life is the passing of time—as our life moves along, the aging process naturally tends to diminish the strength and mass of our bones. In other words, bones tend to become smaller and weaker. It’s one reason people maybe become shorter in height as they get older, and may be more likely to break bones. LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here
Modern life includes plenty of pressure to get more done and fit more in. Here are some ways you can beat the constant stress and hassle, and live well with your busy schedule.
A great way to start thinking about making a positive shift away from too much busyness, is by defining the “more” you feel you must fit in and get done. Are you looking for more down time, or more free time? Would you like to go more places, or acquire more things? LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here
Ever wonder if you’re attractive enough, or feel negative about your body? Building a positive body image is a good way to live well and beat insecurities that get you down.
Letting go of a self-critical nature can be tough, especially when we’re surrounded by the kinds of images we tend to find throughout the media, on billboards, in stores and more. It can be hard not to compare yourself to others, and unconsciously decide they are in better shape, thinner, stronger or even happier than you are. LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here
If you’re lucky, you’ll have a chance for a bit of summer vacation this year. But what if you still want to work out while away from the gym? Live well with these fitness go-tos.
1. Planned activities.
Sprinkle some physical fun into your summer travel plans by planning activities like hiking, biking, golf, tennis or long walks on the beach. LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here
There are many reasons you love having a pet—affection, protection and entertainment help you live well. Here’s another: dogs and cats can bring fitness and health benefits!
Owning a pet provides a number of healthy perks for the body, ranging from the potential for improved cardiovascular health to a reduced risk of asthma and allergic reactions in children exposed to pet allergens. Not to mention, wellness goes beyond the physical aspects, extending to psychological wellbeing—who hasn’t realized that cuddling with a furry friend truly feels good? LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here