As we transition into the busy holiday season, it can be challenging to stay active. However, staying physically active during the winter months is just as important as any other time of the year.
Content by Nikki Prosch
October 23, 2020
SDSU Extension is excited to join the national effort of promoting Active People, Healthy Nation through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) High Obesity Program (HOP).
The way we breathe can have positive or negative impacts on our health. If you find that moments throughout your day are marked by stress, the following breathing strategies may be techniques to try.
Effective stress management techniques can help you approach managing your stress in a healthy manner, such as practicing good time management, having realistic expectations, practicing relaxation techniques, or becoming more physically active.
Reflect upon a time in which you did not sleep well and had difficulties paying attention the next day. Adequate sleep puts us in the right state-of-mind to absorb information throughout the day.
There are so many opportunities to squeeze in activity during the day. The current Physical Activity Guidelines say that any activity counts towards meeting the recommended 150 minutes of activity each week. So, get creative, find what you enjoy and keep your body moving as much as possible every day.
The practice of yoga uses postures, breath work, and meditation to bring balance to the mind and body. Gentle yoga uses physical postures that are accessible to most people and that are done at a slower pace while being held for longer.
Strength training is an important way to keep your body moving and in optimal health. Strengthening your muscles also helps your body perform everyday activities with ease and comfort.