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Improve your mind and body

By Monica on 11 May, 2016

When the sun starts to shine and the weather gets warmer, our minds turn to relaxation and exercise.  Whether you want to learn to de-stress, get physically healthy, or look younger, Experts on JustAnswer can help.

Three ways to improve your mind and body this summer

Relaxation

We all live busy, frenetic lives now, with long work hours, constant connectivity, and pressure on our leisure time.   The resultant stress can affect our physical and mental health. 

You can build some relaxation into your day with simple breathing exercises that don’t take much time.  Exercise can be beneficial, or simply taking a few minutes for yourself.  

Mindfulness is one of the most popular ways now to deal with stress, and can be self-guided with various books on the subject, or explored with medical advice. 

Experts on JustAnswer can recommend resources and offer suggestions on how to de-stress that are right for your particular circumstance. 

Exercise

Whether you are trying for that perfect bikini body, starting exercise again after a period of inactivity, or just want to get fit, JustAnswer can help. 

If you are looking to tone up for the summer, but don’t want to do anything too high-impact or complicated, something like Pilates may suit you.  If you enjoy the outside, try building a walk into your work day – park your car a little away from the office,  or get off the train/bus one stop earlier and walk the rest of the way to work.

For more strenuous exercise, there are many plans and videos available.  Running and cycling are also popular ways of exercising – but do be sure to get the correct running shoes to support your joints, and a bicycle that fits your size to make cycling comfortable.  

Diet

Summer is the perfect time to reset your diet and make sure you are eating healthily.  A good diet will help you to both feel and look good, and summer is a wonderful season for a variety of fresh foods. 

Government guidelines suggest we should all be eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, and this is a great place to start.  Superfoods are packed with nutrients and antioxidants to nourish you and your skin and should be built into your weekly diet.

Many people want to lose weight before a summer holiday, and diet can really help with that – but beware of fad and crash diets that don’t change your eating habits.  Overly strict diets are hard to stick to, and it’s easy to fall back into old habits and pile the weight back on.   JustAnswer can help you to diet safely.  

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Medical Experts on JustAnswer can offer personalised, fast and great value guidance about your health and wellbeing this summer.  Ask your question now.