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FIT TIPS: The healthy balance

With the aim of helping faculty and staff ‘Get your 150’ (minutes of recommended exercise a week) to improve health and wellness, the Gazette and Athletics and Recreation will be offering a Fit Tip in each edition.

Time is tight, there’s work deadlines, family obligations, big goals, bigger dreams. Going for it all without the help of a healthy body comes at a cost; your health, your time and the quality of how you live it.

Here are a few suggestions to help find balance:

  • Think health first. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
  • Be a mindful eater. Eat breakfast, eat out less and overhaul your lunch with nutritious alternatives.
  • Walk whenever possible and always take the stairs.
  • Socialize less around food and drink and more around activity or activity inspiring events.
  • Take advantage of the knowledge around you, get a workout plan from a personal trainer or attend lunch& learn sessions.
  • Start today! Why put off tomorrow what you can do today.

Start small, roll with it, add on and before you know it, you will be feeling healthier, happier, fitting it all in.