Dover’s Personal Trainer Shares 5 Self-Care Tips To Incorporate In Your Fitness Routine!


5 Self-Care Tips To Incorporate In Your Fitness Routine

Most of us have fitness goals that we’re chasing. Am I right?! Whether you head to the gym, crush some weights, practice your kettlebell swing, or meal prepping…congrats! You’re doing it! But you’re not quite done. No matter your goal, what you practice outside the gym is just as important as what you’re doing inside. Use this full-body self-care list to make sure you’re making the most your fitness journey.

1. Fill the tank.

Drink more water! How many times have we heard this one? Well, it’s because water is one of the most important things you can put into your body. It’s required to carry out physiological functions in the body, remove waste, and shuttle nutrients around our bodies, just to name a few. We lose water every day through exercise, breathing, and heading to the bathroom, so you must make sure you’re replenishing your water levels.

2. Count more sheep.

Sleep is important. It can enhance your brain power, help the body maintain proper hormone levels, and improve daily function.

3. Listen to your trainer.

It’s easy to account for protein, fat, and carbohydrates—or macronutrients (protein, fats & carbs)—in our diets. But many of us forget to pay attention to our vitamins & minerals. So just like your coach has pushed you, eat your fruit and veggies. Make sure to consume a colorful plate of both to ensure you’re getting enough daily. Need a little help? Considering taking a daily multivitamin. Multivitamins act as an insurance policy, making sure your body gets what it needs daily!

4. Find your WHY.

A healthy lifestyle spans much more than your physical health. It also includes the emotional and mental side of the spectrum, so don’t neglect it. Connecting with others is powerful!

If that’s not your style, you can still feed your soul in other ways. Take a walk and reflect on what you see and hear. Journal. Try something new. Read a book. Challenge yourself with a goal. Let yourself be pleased with new victories! Constantly striving to improve and focusing on your entire well being, not just physical, will be incredibly rewarding for all aspects and relationships in your life.

5. Fill your glass.

If your positivity glass is empty or low, it’s time to start filling it. Why? “We are what we think.” Or at least, that’s what Buddha thought. A positive mindset can lead to lower stress levels, greater resistance to the common cold, better physical well-being, less depression, and an increased life span—just to name a few things.

As creatures of habit, we have the power to create our own mindset. You can actually learn to turn your negative thoughts into positive ones. It’s a simple process, but certainly takes some practice.

  • Start with practicing positive self-talk.
  • Surround yourself with positive people.
  • Search for the bright side of any situation.
  • Be open to laughter and new adventures.

Your glass will be full (or at least half full) in no time!


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