Fun Holidays this Week:
July 22: Hammock Day – If you have a hammock, grab a good book and a pillow and go enjoy some down time.
July 24: Tell an Old Joke Day – How much did the pirate pay to get his ears pierced? A buccaneer!
July 28: National Milk Chocolate Day – A favorite guilty pleasure for kids and adults alike.
Stretching Before Bed
Can stretching before going to bed help you sleep better? Many experts agree that it can. Stretching not only makes you more relaxed, it helps reset your muscles to a more neutral state so you’re less apt to experience discomfort, night cramps, stiffness in the morning.
You don’t have to devote too much time to stretching. Plan for about 5 minutes of stretching prior to climbing into bed, ideally after a hot shower. Many stretches can be performed anywhere. Use these guides to help you establish a regular bedtime stretching routine.
Keeping hydrated is an important part of staying healthy. Water promotes cardiovascular health, keeps your body cool, helps muscles and joints work better and keeps skin supple. Here is this week’s hydration recipe:
Mixed Berry Lemon Water
- 3 lemons, sliced
- 1 pound bag of mixed berries
Add lemons and berries to a pitcher of water. Refrigerate overnight to fully infuse.