A Healthy Outside Starts from the Inside

Whether maintaining your New Year goal or gearing up for summer, deciding to make positive changes need to be based solely on monitoring the scales or hitting the gym, at Austin Emergency Center we encourage you to live an all-around healthy lifestyle!

Go Nuts!
Let’s face it; comfort food still rules. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be healthy! Check out this great homemade granola recipe from Wellness Mama that will not only give you the comfort you need for the lingering winter months but add a little fruit and you have an easy and light summer breakfast!

This year, the flu had everyone running from it or trying to beat it. Now with allergies causing the sneezing and sniffling, it’s important to keep total body wellness in mind too. Our own Dr. Kelly provided his own top 3 tips on how to maintain your workouts without pushing yourself too hard. Read more here.

Keep Moving!
Thirty minutes of moderate exercise a day not only keeps your heart in top shape but is also a fabulous mood-booster! Reap the physical and mental health benefits of the outdoors. Higher vitamin D levels mean more energy and less of the blues, as well as decreased risks of a heart attack, but don’t forget the sunblock. With Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool, lakes and natural springs nearby, there are no excuses for avoiding time outside.

Call It A Night!
A good night’s rest is essential, especially after a day filled with grocery shopping, fresh air, and physical activity. Not getting enough sleep can affect hormones, weight and the ability to perform at work. Even if it means heading home from the social scene early, 7-9 hours each night to let the body and mind rest is necessary.

Be Well!
This year, the flu had everyone running from it or trying to beat it. Now with allergies causing the sneezing and sniffling, it’s important to keep total body wellness in mind too. Our own Dr. Kelly provided his own top 3 tips on how to maintain your workouts without pushing yourself too hard.

1. Exercise on a regular basis

Controls weight

Improves mood

Boosts energy

Promotes better sleep

2. Maintain hydration level

Water promotes cardiovascular health

Helps muscles and joints work better

Helps cleanse your body; inside and out

3. Get 20 – 30 mins of exercise per day

Listen to your body when exercising

If you feel like you’re injured give yourself time to rest

If you have overdone it, come see us, we can rehydrate and assess injuries

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