What to do with a long weekend.

FIVE BODY REFRESHING ACTIVITIES YOU SHOULD ENGAGE IN ON WEEKENDS

Unsurprisingly, weekends for everyone seems to be the most sought phenomenon. Its arrival always comes with a big sigh of relief to the body and mind as it does afford us a chance to relax our body and relinquish the whole stress of the week.

But also arriving with it is a relatively big loads of time as compared to other week days.

Yes, the weekend affords us a lot of time to reset our body system ahead of the coming week. However, as much as we are open to this relatively significant time, getting refreshed depends greatly on what we get to do with our body during this short-termed freedom!

Generally, people tend to turn to deep sleeps during the weekends. As most times, it is the best effective way to cool off the week’s stress in order to get refreshed.

Even though sleep remains our top recommendable refreshing activity for the weekend because of its unparalleled benefits and results. There are more and more other beautiful ways to help you get your mojo back!

Highlighted below are other body refreshing activities you can involve yourself in during the weekend;

  • Early morning GUIDED MEDITATION SESSION.

Yes! Taking some time, ten minutes or more in the early hours of the day to meditate it is a great way to relax your body and mind.

Bodily stress and fatigue is a function of mental stress, which results from a combination of mental workload, and stress. When you take time to do a deep self-meditation - a devotional exercise that involves taking your mind through a thorough walk; you get to free your head and mind of focus on the present.

It leaves you lighter in the head as well as energize in the body. Not just that, you get to be ready and fit to embark on the day’s chores and duties.

  • Taking YOGA SESSION.

This activity is a top recommendation from us in regards to the relinquishment of the bodily aches and fatigue. It is a session that puts you in a stage of total restoration because it does more than the burning of calories and toning of muscles.

In fact, this is more like a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening including stretching poses with deep breathing and relaxation. Yoga helps you get your body flexible, full of strength and vigor needed to restore you back to your optimal body conditions.

  • Playing a BOARD GAME.

Board games like Chess, Monopoly, Checkers, Scrabble and more offer a lot than just entertainment. In fact, they greatly impact health in multiple ways at any age.

Laughing is one of the side effect playing a board game can birth and laughing has shown to increase endorphins which are chemicals that bring up the feeling of happiness. Sharing laughter and fun can promote empathy and compassion.

Another side effect of playing board games is memory formation and building of cognitive skills. Playing board games help improve your problem-solving skills. It awakes your sensitivity and speeds your response as it has been studied that people who play games regularly seem to find their targets faster.

Board games relax your mind, makes you feel good and reduces the risk of mental diseases.

  • Taking time to a do a NATURAL WALK or JOG.

Your body after the long hours of sitting and working in confined areas during the week needs a physically relieving compensation. Hence, such is what taking a natural walk or jog around the neighborhood could give you.

Aerobic fitness is linked to better quality of life. Jogging or taking a walk is a fairly gentle sport that allows you get all the benefits of exercise without putting your body under huge amounts of strain.

It is an activity that indirectly improves your psychological health, cardiovascular system, and respiratory system. It equally relaxes your brain, contribute to the strengthening of your bone and improves your energy level.

  • Adoption of AROMATHERAPY.

Aromatherapy can be defined as the controlled use of Essential Oils to maintain and promote physical, psychological and spiritual wellbeing.

Essential oils such as LavenderRosemaryMandarin, and Bergamot have great relaxing properties that can help people who suffer from panic attacks, anxiety, insomnia, to name a few.

One of the best noticeable results of Aromatherapy is in the areas of Relaxation and Stress Management. It helps soothe your skin and explore the core of your body. This can also help you get your sleep faster and can cool off your body of stress. Thus, it's a way of body refreshment and restoration that needs your exploration.

We hope you try to adopt these methods of refreshment so as to give your body the level of relaxation it deserves!