Volume 3 Issue 4

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Dear Readers,

This issue we focused on Men’s Health covering topics on how to be stronger, healthier beings while using the resources that we currently have. While creating this issue I realized there were a few goals I needed to work on myself. Here are a few I’d like to share with you…

Water, water, and more water!

Coming from someone who carries around a jug of water but only takes two sips during the span of 12-hours, I noticed that I had a serious lack of hydration. When I researched a little more, I realized I was definitely not drinking enough water. About 70 percent of our bodies are made up of water. Not only does water increase energy and relieve fatigue but it flushes toxins from your system, boosts your immune system, and helps you digest properly. My goal is to be mindful of increasing my intake throughout the day. I aim to drink over a half gallon to a gallon a day and have since experienced significant changes.

Invest in a personal trainer.

Ok, so maybe a personal trainer isn’t in the budget for some of you. But it is very likely that you can enlist someone in your life that has knowledge in the area of fitness and nutrition like I have. This was really a push-pull for me because around this time of year I like to be outdoors. I realized that although I tend to use Pinterest to track great workouts, I wasn’t implementing them. So on my way home from work on a beautiful Sunday afternoon I decided to enlist my very knowledgeable partner to kick me into gear in the backyard, boot camp style! Not only did it feel great but it gave me the change I needed from my normal routine.

Unplug.

Before I went on vacation to Vermont where I was forced to unplug 100 percent, I did not realize how much I felt dependent on the technology surrounding me. Whether it was waking up to emails or listening to a YouTube video in spare time, I realized I used the important space that my brain needed to unwind to fill with things that was overstimulated my brain. Waking up, my goal is to meditate and stretch. This little practice has made a huge difference in my ability to step back from situations and do what I really need instead of what’s expected of me. It has been very liberating!

I hope you find some of the goals that I am working towards helpful for you. Enjoy the issue!

 

Best,

 

Amanda