Tips for Healthy Weekends
By Sara Butler
The weekends are simply the best. You get to see the friends and family you’re too busy to see during the week. You have time to yourself to do the things you enjoy. The only problem with weekends is they are full of temptations. Many people go off the rails when it comes to staying healthy all weekend long. With a few tips, you can still have fun weekend adventures and stay committed to making healthy choices.
The Problem with Weekends
The problem with weekends is the same thing that makes them so great – your schedule is out the window! This creates a challenge to stay on track with health and wellness goals. The fact of the matter is that all that meal planning, healthy snacking, and exercise during the week can be undone with one wild weekend.
Really, it’s all about perspective. Instead of looking at the weekend as the Wild West, you should look at it as a way to practice healthy things because you have the time to do it!
Healthy Weekend Tips
You can change unhealthy weekend habits with a few changes. To make your weekend healthy as the rest of your week, you should:
- Make your workout longer – All that free time you have on the weekend can be put to good use with a whopper of a workout. Go for a longer walk or run than you would normally do, take a class at the gym that lasts an hour. You don’t have to feel rushed to finish quickly because it’s the weekend!
- Continue your weekday eating habits – Don’t eat differently on the weekend than you would during the week. Eat breakfast each morning, followed by your usual healthy lunch and dinner. Pack snacks when you’re going to be out and about and follow the same eating schedule. You’ll feel better when you do!
- Stick to your sleep schedule – People love to sleep in on the weekends, but that’s actually an unhealthy behavior. If you’re sleep deprived, then that’s something that should be dealt with by going to bed earlier during the week, not by sleeping in on the weekends. Sleeping in will only throw your schedule off and make you feel worse! Go to bed and wake up at about the same time you do during the week.
Make your weekends count and keep your habits healthy!
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