How to Have a Healthy and Happy Memorial Day Weekend

May 23, 2018

Summer is right around the corner, and we are excited kick it off right by celebrating during the long Memorial Day weekend.

We’re sure that your weekend will be packed full of fun activities, and we have some tips for a few simple things you can do to make the holiday even more enjoyable.

Our top tips for having the happiest and healthiest Memorial Day weekend possible:

Ditch the smartphone, and live in the moment.
There might be some coordination involved with getting to and from events, campsites, or cookouts, but once you’re there switch off your phone and enjoy living in the present moment with the people that you care about.

Make an effort to engage with new people.
Often in social situations we gravitate towards only talking to people we already know. Try exercising your social skills this weekend by approaching someone new and getting outside of your comfort zone. You may make a new best friend!

Don’t abandon your health goals.
Although you may be surrounded by the temptation of unhealthy foods this weekend, be sure you don’t lose sight of the bigger picture. Consider these tips from naturally healthy people, and remind yourself that you want to earn your X each day!

Moderate your alcohol consumption.
Summer holidays are a great time to let loose and have some fun, just don’t go overboard with drinking alcohol. Already did? Don’t worry, we know how to cure a hangover.

Drink plenty of water!
The weather is warmer and you may have a few alcoholic drinks, so this weekend it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re knocking back plenty of H2O.

Remember to take some time to yourself.
There are always plenty of things to do on long holiday weekends, but try to not overload your schedule. The weekend is also an opportunity to recharge your batteries, so remember that if it feels like too much it’s completely okay to say “no”.

Slather on that sunscreen.
Before you head out, apply plenty of sunscreen and be sure to apply plenty more throughout the day. There are too many dangers associated with getting sunburned, and you don’t want to end your weekend with a red face.

Get motivated through relaxing.
If you can kick back and take some time to yourself, why not do so by watching a motivating health documentary?

Find some quiet time to meditate, and reflect.
Never forget why this holiday weekend is in place: Memorial Day is a time to remember those who died while in active military service. Take a moment to reflect on those brave people and the sacrifices they made.

This weekend, spend quality time with the people you love, and celebrate by nurturing a life of good health and happiness!

Happy Memorial Day!

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