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Last Updated on September 28, 2021
When you’re moving to a new city, it can be hard to prioritize your health. Often, it is not intentional, as you find you are rushing against time or there is a lot to do. That does not mean you should neglect your health. Here are ways you can remain healthy when you are moving.
Plan For Meals Before You Leave
Before leaving, plan on how you will have meals. For instance, if you will be on the road the whole day, you must plan for two or three meals and have breakfast before leaving. After that, there is the unpacking period, which is often overwhelming. Some people even take a whole month to unpack. That means in the first one or two weeks you may have to eat out. Fortunately, no city lacks restaurants and food joints. Take Tennessee, for instance. By 2018, the city had about 11,693 locations for eating and drinking. This gives everyone plenty of options to explore. Plus, it is also a chance to get to know the neighborhood.
Plan For Workouts
Packing and unpacking are going to be stressful, and what better way to relieve stress than by working out? Whether you do it in the morning or the evening, working out will be a great way to keep you sane. Packing and unpacking a whole house will drain you physically and mentally, especially if you opt not to hire a moving company to assist. Even worse, it takes a lot more time than most people expect. Doing a simple exercise like taking a walk or running for 20 minutes will energize you and reduce frustrations.
Network and Make Connection
When you move, one of the challenging things you will go through is making friends. This can be hard, especially if you have moved alone and have left close friends and relatives behind. Therefore, it is best to try and network and get to know people around you. Knock on a few next doors, introduce yourself and invite people for a cup of tea or coffee. You can be sure that about 80% of the time when you offer people coffee or tea, they are likely to accept. Through this, you can get to know the town. Ask the neighbors about nearby grocery stores, gyms, and the best routes for jogging. Maybe this can lead to you finding a new workout buddy.
Make an Effort Not To Skip Meals
Try not to skip any meals as you move. It is even better when you have a meal plan as it will motivate you to prep meals. As much as many things are happening at once, eating all meals will energize you for the various tasks. Sometimes you are fatigued, and you cannot explain it, yet it is because you are skipping meals. Apart from the three main meals, you can even snack to stay energized.
Reduce The Stress of Moving
Everyone knows that stress is not good for your health. It is therefore essential to try and minimize it as much as you can. Two of the major stressors are money and time. It is even harder when circumstances force you to move for renovations. Home upgrades are nice and can transform a home, especially bathrooms and kitchen upgrades. In the last year, kitchen renovation has increased by 23% as more people realize the value of a home. However, the process is overwhelming. As your kitchen gets renovated, look for healthy places you can have your meals, and try and work out to release any tension you have.
The most important thing to remember is to be easy on yourself during this time. If you are used to running six miles, and you can only manage four at the start, that is okay as well. The moving period is brief, and with time, it will pass.