The Most Popular Healthy Monday Practices of 2023

What health practices did our readers turn to again and again this year? For 2023, our most-viewed articles all touched upon the different ways individuals can use meditation, mindfulness, and physical activity to reduce stress and support a healthier lifestyle.

These top-five articles resonated with our readers because the activities and information within them are accessible to people of all ages and ability levels. Putting them into use every Monday is a sure-fire way to start your week off feeling empowered, focused, and motivated.

Let’s tackle 2024 with a renewed sense of commitment to healthy living.

Sun salutation posesRefresh Your Monday with a Sun Salutation

The Sun Salutation is a simple yet powerful sequence you can do in a short amount of time to help improve flexibility and relax. As the backbone of most yoga traditions, it stretches every part of the body. Besides alleviating stress, Sun Salutation is also a physical prayer to the sun.

To learn how to refresh your Monday with a sun salutation, click here

Move It PushupFind the Perfect Push-Up for You

The push-up is a fast and effective exercise that engages the chest, triceps, biceps, shoulders, back, and core. Executing the standard push-up requires a certain amount of base strength and flexibility, but there are numerous variations available to individuals of all ages and fitness levels.

To find the perfect push-up for you, click here.

For stress relief, just take a deep breath.Intro to Deep Breathing

For centuries, deep breathing has been used to reduce tension of both body and mind. Since the rhythm of a person’s breathing is so intertwined with their current emotional state, an individual can more effectively control their feelings by consciously managing the pace of their breath. Learn how you can use different deep breathing techniques to find calm throughout the day.

To learn more about deep breathing techniques, click here.

anywhere exercises leg raise7 Ways to Get Fit without a Gym

Going to the gym isn’t always the best way to get a workout. In fact, sometimes it just doesn’t make sense at all, requiring extra time, money, and effort. However, you can easily get your dose of daily exercise without having to leave the comfort of your home.

 To learn how to get fit without a gym, click here.

Take the SMART Approach to Self-Care

The SMART approach can help set you on the path to success. SMART stands for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based. Think of the SMART method as a road map, leading you from milestone to milestone. By breaking down goals into specific, measurable, and attainable steps, you are more likely to stay focused and maintain your commitment.

 To learn more about the SMART approach to self-care, click here.