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Living a healthy lifestyle is essential for long-term wellness. It can be difficult to know where to begin or how to stay motivated, but it doesn’t have to be. We have created a guide with tips and tricks on how to adopt healthy habits that will help you feel your best and live a healthier life.

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Use Online PDF Tools

Keeping track of medical records can be challenging, especially if you are seeing multiple specialists or taking many medications. That’s why it’s important to use PDF tools, which make it easy to organize, print, and share your medical records in one secure location. You can even click here to learn more about how to rotate and edit your files! Using these online tools to organize all of your health information will make it easier to share whenever you need it. 

Get Plenty of Sleep

Getting enough sleep each night is crucial for maintaining good physical and mental health. It’s recommended to aim for 7-9 hours of restful sleep every night, which provides ample time for the body to repair itself and recharge its batteries each day. It’s important that you also have a comfortable mattress to ensure your sleep is restorative. This is a good option to consider because it is made of plant-based memory foam that provides both softness and support without synthetics, which can be too hot.

Establishing a healthy sleep routine, such as adhering to a consistent bedtime and avoiding screens before sleeping, can help ensure that you get the restful sleep you need to feel your best.

Eat a Balanced Diet

Eating a balanced diet is key for maintaining good health and feeling energized throughout the day. Eating nutrient-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats will help keep your body fueled while also providing essential vitamins and minerals that are necessary for optimal functioning. 

Be sure to eat plenty of fiber as well since this helps keep digestion regular while also reducing cholesterol levels in the bloodstream.

Exercise

Staying active is crucial for achieving a healthy lifestyle. Exercise provides numerous benefits such as boosting endorphins, increasing energy levels, reducing stress, strengthening bones and muscles, aiding in weight management, and reducing the risk of diseases. 

Simple activities like taking walks or bodyweight exercises at home can be effective ways of getting exercise without breaking the bank. You can also join classes for additional support and motivation. Consider taking a yoga class at Studio 108 or try something new by joining their trapeze yoga class for something new!

Hydrate

Drinking water regularly is essential to keep our bodies functioning properly, removing toxins while keeping us hydrated to prevent fatigue and headaches caused by dehydration. Most health professionals recommend drinking eight glasses of water daily to maintain proper hydration levels. Electrolyte-rich drinks can help replenish lost sodium from hard exercise or hot climates.

Go Back to School Online

Learning new skills through online education can broaden your mental horizons, enhance career advancement prospects, and provide flexibility in scheduling without giving up current commitments. With a reliable wifi connection, online degree programs offer the same quality education as traditional classroom settings but at a lower cost due to a lack of overhead expenses. This may help you take advantage of a convenient opportunity to advance your education and enrich your career prospects. 

Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the act of being present at the moment, taking a break from past worries and future anxieties. By practicing mindfulness techniques like deep breathing and guided meditations regularly, we can achieve a better sense of clarity when making decisions and find peace after stressful days. Consistent mindfulness practice can lead to improved overall well-being over time.

Connect With Others

Social media platforms provide a way to connect wiht people from different cultures, religions, genders, backgrounds, ages, lifestyles, and opinions. This connection may fosters understanding, empathy, and compassion, and may help to create unity, if you choose to connect with folks who have a positive mindset.

Try New Strategies for Overall Health

Achieving good health and maintaining it is crucial for leading a fulfilling life, but it can be a challenging journey. This guide has highlighted the significance of cultivating healthy habits, which not only boost your physical health but also pay off in the long run. By implementing these habits, you can improve your quality of life and ensure that you feel your best now and in the future.

Theresa Conlon

Theresa is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor (200-hour RYT) who has been teaching since 2013. She is skilled in various yoga styles including Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, and Meditation. Theresa also brings an extensive dance background to her yoga practice, which includes teaching both modern dance and ballet. She has over 40 years of dance/theater performing experience and currently showcases her choreography as part of Bergen Dance Makers, a dance collective in northern New Jersey. Theresa’s yoga classes offer a calming mix of traditional asana postures and creative movement flows, supported by energy-moving breath. Students of all skill levels are invited to find ease and peace in their bodies/minds/spirits through the joyful bliss of yoga movement.

Carrie Parker Gastelu

Carrie Parker Gastelu, E-500 RYT, has been teaching yoga since 1993. Carrie began her journey when Yogi Raj Mani Finger initiated Carrie into the ISHTA Yoga lineage after training with Mani’s son, Yogi Raj Alan Finger. In addition, she has studied many other yoga traditions as well as anatomy, physiology, movement, and awareness practices to create an eclectic style all her own. She is known for her honest, non-dogmatic yet passionate approach.

Carrie is a regular speaker and contributor at conferences, websites, and print publications and has been featured in Fit Magazine, the Yoga Zone Book, and in the Yoga Zone Video, “Flexibility and Stress Release.”

Lisa Podesta-Coombs

When Lisa found yoga in 2008, she started to find herself again and it set her on a path of health and healing. She received her 200HR RYT certification from Raji Thron of Yoga Synthesis, and her 30HR Chakra Yoga Teacher Training certificate with Anodea Judith and holds a Y12SR (Yoga of 12 Step Recovery) certification. She is also a Holistic Health Coach (certified through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition). Lisa believes we’re all on a journey of learning how to trust ourselves; she helps her clients build that trust by supporting them in creating better habits for a better life through various functional movement modalities like yoga, barre, Pilates & strength training, mindset, and whole food nutrition.

Forever a student with a passion for people, holistic health, and self-actualization, Lisa is always embracing opportunities to advance her education to better serve; Ayurveda workshops & immersions have been of particular interest as she continues to deepen her knowledge of and experience with food as medicine and she recently completed Unleash Her Power Within, a transformational program of rediscovering our truest selves, powered by Tony Robbins.  

As she continues to give herself space and grace to nourish her natural self and actualize her potential, Lisa continues to share the gift of movement as medicine to inspire authenticity & health in body, mind, and spirit. You can expect mindful, accessible, dynamic, playful, and uplifting classes from Lisa.

Tanisha Sutton

Tanisha’s yoga journey began when she was an undergraduate student studying at university. Changes in her health coupled with anxiety over grades, relationships, and life in general, forced her to search for healthy lifestyle choices she could implement to help manage the stress that she was experiencing as a new adult. A friend of hers suggested that she attend some community yoga classes to help with the anxiety and increase her daily physical activity. Initially, she was reluctant and filled with all these false ideas about yoga and the people who practiced yoga. Like many others, she was concerned that her body type and lack of flexibility automatically excluded her from being a student. Curiously yet hesitantly, she journeyed on to her first class and began laying the foundation for a home and public practice that has supported her over the years.

On this journey, she has discovered that yoga has nothing to do with appearances nor is there anything, but an open mind needed to begin. She intends to provide you with a gentle yoga session that is safe, inclusive, and accessible. Her classes are an expression of self-love and are a deliberate choice to tend to ALL the parts of our being that are neglected, ignored, or disregarded during the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Through meditation, deep breathing, and gentle movement we will collectively share space to observe, rest and re-set. Tanisha is honored to share her practice with you and looks forward to seeing you on the mat!