A good routine makes your wellness journey run like clockwork. Learn how to be well all day, every day:
6 AM: FUEL THE MORNING
Starting your day off on the right foot, of course, begins with a good night’s rest. Though, we can further support our energy by fueling our bodies with the right ingredients first thing in the morning. Get your day started right with a protein shake. It’s got everything you need for a healthy breakfast that will keep you sated until lunchtime.
8 AM: ZEN YOUR COMMUTE
Stuck in traffic? Stress won’t help get you to the office faster and it certainly won’t support your overall health. Use this time as an opportunity to do a guided meditation with an app like Headspace or Calm.
9 AM: WORKFLOW
Are you sitting at your desk upright and aligned, or are you slouched over with your nose to the screen? Doing stretches, like those found in the Desk Dweller’s Repair Plan, can alleviate back and neck pain as well as help our muscles and joints stay in alignment.
Noon: EAT UP
Lunchtime is a great opportunity to take your vitamins. Several vitamins, including D3, are absorbed with fat, so they are better taken with food. Be Well makes it easy to get your essentials with our Daily Dose packs you can throw in your purse, gym bag, or desk drawer.
3 PM: TAKE A BREAK
Feeling stuck? Don’t just sit there – go for a walk! Studies have shown that walking can boost creativity. Check out Dr. Lipman’s advice on how to walk your way to better health.
5 PM: SLOW IT DOWN
Hectic day at work? Try an evening yoga class. Restorative yoga is a powerful tool that supports the healing process during times of stress. Take a class at a studio or try a free online yoga video from Do Yoga With Me.
7 PM: DINNER TIME
Supper’s ready! A full belly can disrupt your body’s ability to sleep, so eat your evening meal at least three hours before bedtime. Include a wide and colorful variety of fresh, whole foods that will activate, replenish and nourish your body, In need of some recipe inspiration? Visit our tried and true recipes for healthy living.
10 PM: ELECTRONIC SUNDOWN
To get your best night’s rest, wind down at least one hour before your bedtime. Long exposure to blue light (think our smart devices and tv screens), disrupts our circadian rhythms and interferes with the production and secretion of melatonin, so unplug your electronics to have a more restful sleep and supplement with Sleep Formula.
11 PM: LIGHTS OUT
7 to 9 hours of sleep per night will restore body and mind. Check out Dr. Lipman’s step-by-step sleep solutions.
2 AM: RESOLVING RESTLESSNESS
Tossing and turning? Don’t turn on the TV or go to your phone! The light will trick your body into thinking it’s morning. Instead, practice deep breathing or read a book using a dim light. Read, The Top Ten Sleep Mistakes and Their Solutions.