HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now is the perfect time to get into a new routine, especially when it comes to good healthy practices. Living a life in rhythm requires a balance of elements that makes us feel our best. Eating nourishing foods, being active, and even inspired hang outs with friends all play a role in our happiness and wellbeing. Here’s 5 ways to have an active and healthy 2016.
LEARN A NEW RECIPE EVERY WEEK
Whether you’re a natural in the kitchen or don’t know what a spatula is, this is a way for everyone under your roof to live a healthier 2016. Challenge yourself to trying out just one new recipe a week. With more home cooked [ or blended ] meals, you’ll eat out less, save money, and become naturally more conscious of the ingredients you’re using. Think simple, shop simple, and try out recipes that get creative with fresh ingredients. Browse our Pinterest boards to inspire your next meal, here.
CRAWL, WALK, RUN
Whatever it takes, just get out there and move your feet. It doesn’t have to be the same route every day. We encourage a routine that isn’t routine; one that changes your path each time you’re out. Morning walks on the beach to get the day started, short sprints through your neighborhood, or an incline hike in the mountains are just some of the ways we’re challenging ourselves in 2016.
DRINK MORE WATER
Chances are you’re not drinking enough water, H2o, agua, in your daily routine. Our bodies are composed of approximately 60% water. And because most of us aren’t taking in the amount of water our bodies need, we’re in a consistent state of dehydration to some degree, which affects the performance and health of the majority of our body. One way to get in a routine of drinking more water is to have a glass before and after every meal. Also, keeping a refillable water bottle [ like a Hydro Flask ] with you helps you keep track of your intake throughout the day when you’re on the go.
TRY A WATER SPORT
With our team based here in Hawaiian Islands, an ocean obsession is inevitable. Some of our favorite water activities include, though are not limited to, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, cave diving, underwater rock running, and bodysurfing. If you don’t have access to an ocean, take a daily dip at a near lake [ in the Summer months ] or a community pool. There’s just something about the water that speaks into our souls, and it’s a great way to focus on breath holding techniques and build lean muscle.
No not on your phones, we mean ‘get social’ with your crew. As in get-togethers, dinner dates, beach days, and bbqs with family and friends. Your happiness is a huge part of your mental health and being around your peers that encourage and inspire you is a great way to ignite that.