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  • Writer's pictureJo Soria

Memorial Day Wellness Hacks: Invest in Your Health This Holiday Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is a time to honor those who have served our country and an ideal opportunity to invest in your health and wellness. With an extra day off, there's plenty of time to incorporate some Memorial Day wellness hacks to refresh and rejuvenate you and prepare for the hot summer months ahead.


Check out some #TRN ways to balance out your holiday weekend shenanigans with some healthy and well-thy practices!

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Outdoor Yoga and Meditation

It's time to get your Om on. One of the best ways to start your Memorial Day weekend is with a calming outdoor yoga and meditation session. Find a local park or your backyard, roll out the yoga mat, and let the sounds of nature guide you. The fresh air and natural surroundings not only enhance the benefits of these practices but also help reduce stress and improve flexibility.



For some great yoga routines and tips, check out Yoga with Adriene. Her free videos are perfect for all levels and can easily be done outdoors. No more groaning when you have to bend over and grab the remote!



Healthy Grilling Recipes

Let's face it: barbecues are a staple of Memorial Day celebrations, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your health goals. Swap out traditional BBQ fare for healthier options like grilled vegetables, lean meats, and plant-based proteins. We know, we know. It sounds boring, but it really isn't!


Try marinating some chicken or tofu in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and herbs for a delicious and nutritious meal. For more mouth-watering recipes, visit Eating Well and learn all the tasty ways to enjoy some healthy eats.


Step Up To Nature

Take advantage of the beautiful weather by taking a nature walk or going hiking. It is a great way to exercise, enjoy gorgeous scenery, and spend quality time with family and friends. Research local trails or parks and plan a hike that suits your fitness level movement.


Not sure where to start? For trail recommendations and tips, you can use an online search guide to help you find the perfect hike for your Memorial Day adventure. Guaranteed not to snare you into a horror movie scenario.



Hydration and Detox Drinks

Now that we have talked about being outside let's discuss liquids. Staying hydrated is crucial, especially if you spend much time outdoors. Don't forget to always have your trusty H2O at your beck and call. Besides water, you can make refreshing detox drinks with ingredients like cucumber, lemon, mint, and berries. These taste great and help flush out toxins and keep you feeling energized.


Mindful Breathing and Relaxation


Try incorporating mindful breathing exercises and relaxation techniques into your daily routine. Even a few minutes of deep breathing can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve overall wellness.


As we said before, it is easy to start practicing mindfulness through meditation and yoga. Find a quiet spot, sit comfortably, and focus on your breath.


On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!

Adults in a circle throwing a yellow ball; Memorial Day wellness hacks; outdoor activities

If being still isn't your thing, then it is all about games! Gather a group of friends and engage in fun outdoor activities like frisbee, volleyball, or even a friendly game of tag. These activities are great for physical health and promote social interaction and laughter, which are vital for mental wellness.


Memorial Day Wellness Winning

This Memorial Day weekend, take some time to embrace a few of these #TRN wellness hacks. They will help boost your positive health journey and give you super mental energy, which we could all use more. Enjoy the holiday, and remember to take a moment to focus on your wellness!


 

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