10 days of Stampede can leave anyone feeling worn down. To help you feel your best we’ve provided you with a few helpful tips!
Stay hydrated – July can be a hot month, especially on the Stampede Grounds. Drinking water throughout the day can keep you energize, help lessen bloating, and to avoid dehydration.
Stay on top of your nutrition – Eating well when you’re not at the grounds or events can help to keep you feeling your best. Fruits and vegetables will provide you with nutrients, fiber, and extra hydration. Protein and carbs such as brown grains and beans will keep you full and give you energy.
Listen to your body – Stampede week is often filled with activities that can be draining both physically and mentally. Take time to listen to your body and rest when you need it! This can be staying home one day, sleeping in, or something as simple as sitting down to rest your feet.
Make time for restorative movement – Stampede involves a lot of standing, walking and dancing! This can mean you’re moving in new ways and putting different stress on your body. Participating in even just 10 minutes of restorative movements such as yoga and stretching can help to release stress and tension and stay feeling your best!
Get quality sleep – Getting 8-9 hours of quality sleep can help you to stay energized, focused, and at your best. Set time aside before bed to wind down, this could be with things such as journaling, a skin care routine, or a shower. Limit distractions and phone use 30 minutes prior to bedtime to help your body get quality, undisturbed, sleep. Sleeping for 8-9 hours isn’t always do-able, in this case, aim for quality over quantity and get back on track as soon as possible.
Enjoy the Stampede and stay well!
If the festivities throw you off of your health and fitness routine, we are here to help. If you have questions on how to stay feeling your best and on track with your health goals, contact one of our Health & Fitness professionals today at firstname.lastname@example.org