Start the 9-to-5 on a healthier note with these tips for making any commute more relaxing and enjoyable.
Use Mantras to Push Through a Workout
It’s easy to let your own negativity slow down a tough workout. Instead, use your internal dialogue to help you power through. We rounded up our 18 favorite health and fitness messages (with gorgeous photos, too), but here’s a sneak-peek at our favorites for exercise motivation.
- “Yesterday you said tomorrow.” This is that "close Facebook and top incessantly checking Twitter" motto that helps us turn down technology and trek out into the cold.
- “Nothing hurts more than sitting on a couch.” When the going gets tough, and the tough want to watch a Law & Order marathon, this is the reminder that your body will thank you for every one of these workouts when you’re old.
- “Own this moment.” This one reminds us to just take a second and just be present. This moment is precious, and it’s your moment to shine.
The Takeaway: Use mantras to push through the hump in a tough workout or even a rough work day.
Get In a Little “Om”
More and more, doctors are recommending meditation to manage stress and combat anxiety, depression, and chronic pain syndromes.
A 2007 survey of U.S. adults found that nearly 10 had meditated within the last 12 months.