Leaving 2020 behind, making healthier lifestyle choices have become a huge priority in 2021. As you look forward with high hopes, kick-start the new year with these safe and healthy tips below!
Move more, sit less! Adults usually need at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity with some muscle strengthening exercises every week.
Find simple ways to stay active and set reachable fitness goals each session. Join online exercise classes, pedal on a bike, walk or jog in your neighborhood for at least 30 minutes, and make sure to spend some time under the sun. While working from home, find time to stretch, lift weights, or wall sit. Have a Coleman® ⅓ Gallon Jug of water and a Coleman® 10L Daily Soft Cooler for your snacks, which are both easy to lift and carry around wherever you go.
Eat a Balanced Diet
Get all the right nutrients your body needs. Eat more fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grains, and have less junk food, sugar, and salt to let your body function at its best in all your daily activities.
Home-cooked meals provide higher energy levels and better mental health. Keep them fresh and in their best condition from the grocery with the Coleman® 15L Daily Soft Coolers and personal coolers back to your home and workplace.
Follow COVID-19 Safety Protocols
With the pandemic ongoing, observing hygiene and safety practices should still be a priority. Remember to practice social distancing, staying at least six feet away from people both indoors and outdoors. Wear a mask and a face shield in public settings. Sanitize your hands at all times, especially when coming from the restroom and before handling food. Be extra cautious in group gatherings and follow safety protocols together properly.
As you limit contact with others, it is best to avoid sharing. When going outdoors, use your own materials and cook your own food. Coleman provides utensils like the Personal Cutlery Set that are lightweight and makes you feel like you are eating at home. Keep your own meals and drinks in their best quality using a Coleman® ½ Gallon Jug and a Coleman® 4L Arctic Rainbow Soft Cooler.
Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to detoxify, prevent infections, deliver nutrients to the cells and keep organs functioning properly. Avoid sugary drinks or alcoholic beverages.
While staying hydrated is important, it can be challenging. Have a water bottle or jug with you throughout the day so you can easily drink water in any setting, whether you are running errands or just staying in one place. It serves as a visual reminder to drink more water whenever you see it and is also good for the environment. Keep your water and drinks at the right temperature with insulated containers such as a Coleman® ½ Gallon Jug, a Personal Cooler or a Party Stacker Cooler.
Taking good care of yourself also includes your mental and emotional health. If you are feeling overwhelmed over a stressful situation, then it would do you good to take a break.
Change up your regular home setting or daily busy routine to relieve your stress and have a bit of fun with comfortable company. Carve time for activities you enjoy: tune in to your favorite music, read a book, or watch a movie. Learn new things: cook a new recipe, practice a new language, or paint a drawing of yourself. In the comfort of trusted friends, you can also set up a safe lunch or dinner date outdoors or a campfire look indoors with a Coleman® Sundome Tent, Lightweight Sleeping Bags, Coleman coolers and a whole range of Coleman furniture for maximum comfort and change of scenery.
While it varies for each person, most healthy adults need at least seven hours of sleep per night to function at their best. Help set your body’s internal clock and optimize the quality of your sleep through a consistent sleep schedule. This means sleeping and waking up at the same time everyday, even on weekends.
Find ways to fall asleep better. Keep your bed as comfortable as possible and prepare your bedroom’s environment. Have a sleep ritual where you put aside all distractions from electronic devices, dim the lights, set the room’s temperature, and play calming music. Make sure your bedroom is a quiet, relaxing, clean, and enjoyable place.
The resolve in maintaining all kinds of good health is a journey you have to nurture with healthy habits. As you enter a new year with new goals in mind, remember to feel optimistic throughout the difficult process. Keep up the small steps you do and eventually, you will see big changes in achieving your goals.
It is never too late to move forward and change what you still can. Here’s to being much stronger, better and wiser this year, everyone!