With fall comes the unpredictability of weather. While it could be warm one day, it could be raining, cold, or even snowing the next! We can’t let bad weather keep us from being heart-healthy. Along with eating right and being active, real health includes getting enough sleep, practicing mindfulness, managing stress, keeping mind and body fit, connecting socially, and more. All of these things can be done indoors! Check out these 5 ways to make the most of your indoor time:
- Start each day by writing in a journal.
Gratitude can be a great a habit and practice that may actually change your perception of wellbeing. Start each day by writing what you’re grateful for in a journal!
- Yoga can be done at home.
The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least 5 days per week for a total of 150 minutes. Look up some yoga videos and follow along in your living room!
- Try a new recipe.
But make sure it includes lots of fruits and veggies! For recipe ideas, check out recipes.heart.org.
- Read a book.
Yes, reading is good for your health! Any time you are setting aside time for yourself to relax and de-stress while doing something you enjoy, you are doing your heart a favor!
- Take a nap.
There are so many benefits to napping! Increased alertness, a better attitude, and improved memory are just three great things that can come from a nap. Taking a nap is also way better than chugging an energy drink to make it through the day.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.