President’s Day is this Monday and many Americans are approaching Friday morning in eager anticipation of the long weekend and Monday off.
As vacation time is rare, and as President’s Day is one of the few holidays that doesn’t include celebrating around copious amounts of food, it’s a great opportunity to do something for our health — whether on our own, with family or friends.
What can we do? First, we can rest! Adequate sleep is extremely important and most of us don’t get enough. So sleep in, nap or lounge a little!
Many often find it difficult to make time to exercise. Whether you make a solo trip to the gym, go for a walk, play with your kids, or perhaps are even traveling for the long weekend to place that offers different activities, use the time to move!
A little extra time also gives us the chance to try some healthy cooking. Whether preparing meals for the week to save time later on, trying something new, or experimenting with something extra-special, cooking puts us more in touch with our food. Being connected to what we eat can get lost in today’s rushed world. So whip out that recipe you’ve been meaning to try, get in the kitchen and share with family and friends!