BY MONIQUE HART

Many women surge from task to task on a daily basis, constantly meeting the needs of those around them. Whether it’s soccer practice, the school play, or a trip to the grocery store, there is always something to keep them busy. From sun up to sun down, they run themselves ragged and rarely leave time for themselves.

If this is you, stop and ask yourself: How do I feel? Right here, right now, do you feel like the best you? If not, you can get there with just a few new daily habits.

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01. GET 7 TO 8 HOURS OF SLEEP TONIGHT
A recent study showed that women who slept less than 5 hours per night were twice as likely to have hypertension as women who slept for 7 hours. Getting some extra ZZZs can provide benefits beyond feeling well rested.

02. DRINK MORE WATER
Replace all juices and soda with water. Substituting water for sugary, high-caloric drinks will help with weight loss and prevent constipation.

03. SIT UP STRAIGHT
Improving your posture helps your core muscles work better. Simply engaging your core can lead to a flatter, more toned mid- section and alleviates some back issues.

04. TAKE A DEEP BREATH
In stressful situations, taking deep breaths can slow your heartbeat and lower your blood pressure. Since stress can wreak havoc on both your mind and your body, managing it is a major key to well-being.


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