Healthy habits that don’t have to do with exercising!

There is an abundance of benefits from daily movement, however, there are other habits you can also focus on to improve your overall health.

 

Practice the 20/20/20 rule for your eyes

After transitioning to taking our classes online and working from home, we’ve become more situated in front of our screens. This can produce eye strain and dry eyes which can deteriorate our eye health. After 20 minutes of looking at a screen, practice looking at something that is 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

 

Focus on your breath

Although this is also a form of meditation, this helps us be present and mindful. Especially if you are feeling anxious and agitated, focusing on your breath calms you and helps take you outside of your head.

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Be mindful of social media exposure

Social media is a way to connect with others and be aware of what is happening in the world, however sometimes we can get caught up in other people’s lives and news around the world can be overwhelming. Make sure to set healthy boundaries with social media. For example, set a daily time limit on your social media apps!

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Wear SPF on your face, even if you’re at home

Now that we’re transitioning to the summer and are enjoying the warmer weather, it’s important to protect our skin from UVA and UVB rays by wearing sunscreen. Protecting our skin from sun damage also reduces the likelihood of premature skin aging, such as dark spots and wrinkles.

Flossing

We all forget, or even neglect, to do this. Flossing lets us remove the pieces of food in small spaces between our teeth. Although it can feel like a boring task, it can actually be quite therapeutic. Here is the proper way to floss.