Take the Dr. Oz weekend challenge and get off to a great start Monday morning. Dr. Oz laid out the perfect 2-day health plan to rejuvenate and energize your body and mind.
Dr. Oz believes his weekend challenge is the solution to conquer the dreaded Monday morning blues that we experience before heading back to work each week. The plan is painless and easy to carryout.
Get Up Early. Dr. Oz challenges us to get up early on the weekend instead of sleeping late. Most people sleep late on weekends and this will make it more difficult to get up early come Monday. Get up and eat a healthy breakfast; take a short power nap in the afternoon if you need one.
Limit Alcoholic Beverages. Many people social with family and friends on the weekends. As you relax and unwind, remember to limit your intake of alcoholic beverages. Dr. Oz said to “rethink your drink and try to detox your appetizers.” Limit yourself to 2 glasses of wine and opt for healthier appetizers, such as fresh veggies.
It is usually a challenge to watch what you eat while socializing, but it is important to maintain healthy habits on the weekends.
Shop Sunday Night. Dr. Oz’s weekend challenge calls for shopping on Sunday nights. The best deals are Sunday nights. The store will be less crowded, which means it will be less stressful to shop, and you’ll save money on the deals. Remember to check the higher and lower shelves for items priced at a discount. Stock up on produce and healthy foods so you can pack a nutritious lunch during the week.
Home Health Renovation. Another step on the Dr. Oz weekend challenge is the home health renovation. Dr. Oz recommends finding natural ways to deal with minor health issues. Leave the pain medicine in the cabinet and give yourself acupressure for headaches, which are usually the result of stress. For constipation, forget about laxatives. Dr. Oz urges us to eat more fiber; most people only get about half the amount of the fiber they need each day. Be careful taking antibiotics, “If you are taking antibiotics that you don’t need you are risking your life,” said Dr. Oz
Healthy Sunday Dinner. “Monday morning is the most common time when people have heart attacks,” said Dr. Oz. He suggests eating a heart healthy dinner on Sunday evening – vegetables, whole grains, and fresh fruit such as kiwi and strawberries which help lower cholesterol levels.
Take the Dr. Oz weekend challenge each week. These small changes will improve your overall health, and you will wake up refreshed on Monday mornings.