Getting Back Into A Healthy Routine

Pandemic weight gain was/is a real thing.

Affectionately called the “quarantine-15,” the number of Americans who report having put on more than a few pounds is pretty significant. According to the American Physiology Association, 42% of U.S. adults have reported an average of 29 pounds of unwanted weight gain.[1]

Yet many would consider this terribly unsurprising, especially given the unprecedented circumstances brought on by the year 2020. COVID influenced a number of challenges such as global lockdown, severe isolation, and job loss, among other stressors. These factors, including the “Work From Home” shift and the inability to visit public places for a sense of normalcy, led to the unpleasant realities of lack of exercise, excess eating, overconsumption of alcohol, and most importantly: Stress.

But weight gain isn’t the only struggle that many individuals are facing in the post-pandemic age. 

As the world opens back up, many individuals are struggling to find the motivation in their day-to-day lives. Increases in anxiety and depression, fear of being in public places, and even finding interest in basic daily activities are all major issues none of us saw coming. The pandemic really threw the world for a loop, some more than others, and coming back from such trying times isn’t easy.

One thing is certain though: as the world settles into its new homeostasis, it’s time we all did, too.

 Take Your Supplements!

A little assistance goes a long way when it comes to helping our body develop and function as it naturally should, , especially under a high amount of stress. 

However, finding supplements that actually work is one of the main issues and frustrations we all struggle with today. Not to mention that trying to find a supplement that actually works is another job in itself.

No matter your health needs,Health in Harmony is your one-stop shop for the best ingredients on the market (yes, even those that we naturally have a hard time absorbing)! Whether you’re searching for products to support immunity, cognitive/memory, or even CBD, we’re here to help so that you can achieve your ultimate health and wellness goals.

Always consult with your doctor or physician when identifying your personal supplement needs. For questions or guidance on which product is best for you, contact us at hello@healthinharmony.com

 Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Our bodies use water in our cells, organs, and tissues, helping to regulate most basic functions needed for survival. Lack of proper daily water intake can cause dehydration (a nasty beast) and can lead to the following:

  • Loss of energy
  • Dry, dull, or wrinkly skin
  • Excessive hunger
  • Brain fog
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight gain
To put it simply, water helps your body function optimally (among its many other benefits. So rather than reaching for a soda or an energy drink when you’re in a slump, try sipping some ice cold water instead.

Pro-tip: It helps to always have a water bottle with you, to remind you to stay hydrated throughout the day. 

Go For A Walk

One thing the 2020 lockdown had a positive influence on was motivating people to get outside more often. 

Walking does so much more than just help you get in your daily steps, although those are important too. It helps clear the mind, relieve stress, and increase oxygen intake (which makes you feel better all around). A midday walk can also boost your creativity and productivity for the remainder of the workday.

Whether you turn on your favorite tunes, listen to a podcast, or just take in the scenery for a dose of fresh air - Spend some time outside and your body will thank you.

 Prioritize Sleep 

It’s easy to forget how important a good night of rest is, especially when so many annoying stressors take residence in your mind. However, a lack of sleep dramatically reduces our bodies ability to function optimally and how it should.

Believe it or not, our brains actually stop processing information after a maximum level of exhaustion is met. While many believe that the answer is to power through and get what needs to be accomplished done, the reality is that depriving yourself of rest can be detrimental to your performance and overall health. So make sure to get those ZZZ’s when you can and when your body signals that it’s time to reset.

Take a “Social Media Break”

If you don’t put in the effort to keep yourself healthy, no one else will. Start small and do what you can, one day at a time. The world is finally getting back up and running, and it’s time we join it (but if you don’t like running, you can always walk!)

“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live” - Jim Rohn

 

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 Study references:

 [1] Weir, Kirsten. The Extra Weight of COVID-19, American Psychological Association, 1 July 2021. https://www.google.com/search?q=statistics%2Bon%2Bweight%2Bgain%2Bduring%2Bcovid%2Btimes&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS935US935&oq=statistics%2Bon%2Bweight%2Bgain%2Bduring%2Bcovid%2Btimes&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i546.7938j1j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8. 

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