3 Healthy Things to Do For Yourself This WeekendArticle posted in: Lifestyle
It’s Friday and you can feel the relief all over the place. Finally, you’ll get to kick back and unwind a bit. But the weekend is also a great time to do a few things for yourself. Since you’re on your way to losing weight, we think you should do something healthy that will help the cause. Besides, why not do a few more things that are good for you?
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We think you’ll like these three healthy things to do for yourself this weekend:
1. Get More Sleep.
Yes, you have a lot of things to do and maybe you have little kids, who can make sleep challenging. However, there are few easier things you can do to make yourself feel better than trying to get some good sack time. Here’s what we suggest: If you usually go to bed at, say, 10 and watch TV for 30 minutes before turning everything off and trying to sleep, go to bed at 9:30 and read for 30 minutes. From a real, printed-on-paper book or magazine. Studies show that people who look at electronic screens before going to bed don’t get as much deep sleep as those who don’t. Same with going to bed earlier rather than trying to sleep later in the morning.
2. Get Some Exercise.
You don’t have to pump iron or run a marathon. Simply go for a walk with a friend for half an hour or so. Chase the kids around the yard. Ride your bike to the store and back. You’ll feel better and you’ll be doing your heart, lungs and weight loss effort a huge favor—and you may even sleep better.
3. Eat At Least Five Servings of Vegetables Each Day.
If you’re on a Nutrisystem program, you know how important and delicious vegetables are. But this weekend, make a concerted effort to get at least five servings of non-starchy vegetables. Leafy greens, snow peas, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage—it’s all good and good for you. Click here to see what vegetables you should always keep in your kitchen >