Tips to Refresh Yourself this Season

(StatePoint) For a happier, healthier you, take some time to clean and clear your body and mind. Here are five great ways to give yourself a mid-year refresh.

1. Rise and shine.

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Waking up earlier gives you more "me" time, and some studies have found it makes you more productive during the day and can make you more focused.

2. Try something new.

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Just because you exercise consistently doesn’t mean you can’t get into a rut. Try a new studio or fitness class that can shake up your routine. While you’re at it, you may even make some new friends. New services are allowing members to search for and book classes on-the-go from their mobile device.

3. Get outdoors.

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Get outdoors and walk, hike, cycle or paddle. Take along water-resistant, rugged outdoor tech gear to enhance the experience. With a full color map display, built-in GPS, location memory and the ability to write memos on the maps, Casio’s WSD-F20 Pro Trek smart outdoor watch is a good tool when exploring or working out. Apps include the ability to monitor speed, distance, altitude, change in barometric pressure, and get notifications for sunset and sunrise data. Users can also input goals and get notified when goals are met.

4. Eat well.

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Rethink your eating habits. Don’t just buy quick and easy premade foods. Try switching up your meals and snacks by adding whole foods, like seasonal fruits and veggies to the mix. New subscription services can make it easier to cook yourself fresh, wholesome meals by delivering pre-portioned ingredients accompanied by nutritious, tasty recipes to your doorstep for faster meal prep.

5. Pamper yourself.

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Take a day for yourself. Whether it’s a full immersive spa day, or simply a day free of commitments to read the book you’ve been putting off or to finish the project you started months ago but haven’t found the time to complete.

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