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Use Your Break Wisely and Integrate These Wellness Practices

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Valdosta chapter.


Taking a moment to center yourself can be an extremely helpful practice because the mind is such a powerful organ. Practicing focus, clearing your mind and becoming at peace with your reality can help your mental wellbeing tremendously. Your health should be the most important thing in your life. That being said, mental health is a top priority, especially around Thanksgiving time when having to deal with exasperating family members.


Staying within the realm of health, doctors recommend that you get at least 150 minutes of exercise a week (so at least five 30 minute intervals). Start the habit of exercising for at least 30 minutes a day during the break. Select a time that works for you (whether that be before bed, first thing in the morning or anything in between). Choose what routine you’re going to follow or what exercises you are going to do. You can just start walking for 30 minutes a day, or use YouTube, do some research, even download an app, just start and maintain. The objective here is to be healthy and maintain exercise routines that will lead to a long healthy life

Increase Water Intake 

Water makes up 60 percent of our wonderful bodies, and being dehydrated leads to a world of issues (including headaches and lightheadedness). Challenge yourself to only drink juice and soda at dinnertime. Drink water with every other meal and throughout the day. This is a great habit to begin, and besides keeping you healthy, it will also help your skin look great.

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