Happy June, friends!
You may have noticed that every month marks a new health observance. (Let's be real, you could lit-ruh-lee celebrate something every day if you want!) And in June, it's all about the men. So, in honor of #MensHealthMonth, I thought it would be fun to do some myth-busting around common health and wellness myths the menfolk tend to believe. Is your man falling victim to these alternative facts? Keep scrolling to find out more!
What other health myths does your man believe? Tell us in the comments below!
Today is the first day of June, which means it is officially summer in my book. The temperatures are high, fresh produce is abundant and there is less traffic due to schools being out! All indicators it is S-U-M-M-E-R! :) With summer, typically comes travel. Traveling is such an amazing part of life and something everyone needs to experience. This could be traveling to a new city, state or country. Eating while traveling can be tough, but you got to plan ahead to get ahead.
We're big advocates of planning around here. (Might be obvious). We are because it is key to living a healthy life as easy and enjoyable as possible. It is important to plan before you travel as well as have a plan for when you return.
What are your best tips for healthy traveling? Share with us by commenting below or by using #MealPlanningMethod
Imagine this... you come home after a jam-packed day and you think to yourself, "I'm too tired to cook tonight. I'm just going to order out." So you plop yourself on the couch to unwind and dial up your favorite pizza place. And after savoring several slices you suddenly think, "I did it again. I'm never going to get healthy."
As Americans, we're so good at beating ourselves up even when we're trying our hardest. We're also great at forgetting to recognize what we're doing well, even if it is small. But why is this such a big deal? Because negative thinking can sabotage your success when it comes to healthier living. And it can be so hard to shake sometimes, especially if we're feeling spread thin.
Negative thoughts zap our hope of being able to achieve our goals and leave us feeling discouraged and defeated. What's more, often times we're not even aware of our negative self-talk and their effect on our own behaviors. Negative thoughts can become habitual and the only way to stop them is to come back at them with a positive thought. Sounds simple enough, yeah?
Earlier, I was really down on myself for not cooking dinner after a hard day. In that moment, I could've combatted my negative thought with a deep breath and come back with a positive thought such as, "I've learned that I'm often tired after work. I will try to cook at a different time next time." That feels much better!
Here are some other motivating mantras that can help you combat negative thoughts...
Remember, progress, not perfection, is the key to long-lasting healthy behaviors. And just like muscles get stronger when we work them, so can our ability to stop negative thinking form spiraling out of control when we come back at them with more positive thinking.
What's your favorite motivating mantra(s)? Tell us in the comments below!