4th of July Weekend Self-Care

Fourth of July celebrations often bring a little extra time to be outside and enjoy time with those we love. But it can also end up being a time of busy BBQ schedules and a few too many libations. As we gear up to recognize our nation’s independence, Green Bee has put together a few tips for feeling great rather than depleted after the celebration is over.

1.     Down-shift

We all experience stress. Stress leads to chronic inflammation, associated with every major age-related disease. Think of a few ways to unwind this weekend, like taking a nap, going for a walk, or even spending a few extra moments in the morning to slowly enjoy a cup of coffee.

2.     Connect

Connect with others and most importantly with yourself. Prioritize the people and activities that make you feel great.

3.     Move Naturally

We don’t mean you need to lift weights or run a marathon. Instead, pay attention to being in an environment that constantly nudges you into moving without thinking about it. Gardening, anyone?

4.     Feed your body well

Good food fuels your body, so make sure you eat and drink high-quality ingredients. Check out a farmer's market this weekend and load up on your fresh fruits and veggies!

5.     Make sleep a priority

We know from research studies that chronic lack of sleep has adverse health consequences, so take advantage of the long weekend to catch your zzzs!

We hope these ideas help you recharge and start next week feeling fresh.

Love and Juice,

Mallory and Michaela