It doesn’t take long. Now that it’s early February, you can walk around your local gym and see that the newness and excitement of those “get fit” resolutions has worn off – and the crowd has, forgive the pun, thinned out considerably. How do we stay motivated to keep our resolutions – and ourselves – on the road to greater health and happiness?
Here are a few tips to keep you inspired.
- Resolution: Eat healthier.
Tip: Cook healthier meals at home. Before you groan in agony, check out the easy, affordable, and delicious recipes that Roper St. Francis offers in each issue of House Calls magazine.
- Resolution: Reduce stress.
Tip: Sniff an orange. Really! Studies have shown that the scent of a peeled orange can drastically reduce stress and improve mood swings.
- Resolution: Snack smarter.
Tip: Step away from the chips and cookies and blend your way to something healthier and delicious, like this Green Smoothie with apple and avocado.
- Resolution: More books, less TV.
Tip: Reign in your binge-watching and amp up your binge-reading with a subscription to Book Riot, which sends a box of books and literary gifts to you every three months.
- Resolution: Give back to the community.
Tip: Volunteer! We happen to know of a great place. Our 500+ Roper St. Francis volunteer family provides vital support to our patients, staff, and their families. For more information, please contact our volunteer directors.