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Life Balance Tips

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We all lead busy and hectic lives in and out of the workplace. At times, you might feel tired, stressed, or even burned-out. Stay calm — help is on the way! All you need to do is reassess your daily habits and add some balance to your life. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Stay active: It’s so important to include exercise in your routine. Even if it is adding a daily walk before work or at lunch, you will see the difference! Exercise keeps your heart healthy, gets oxygen into your system, depletes stress hormones, and releases endorphins, the feel-good chemicals from your brain. There are many ways to exercise, so be sure to pick an activity (or two) that you enjoy.

Eat healthy: A properly balanced diet helps maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Start with lots of healthy fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. They ensure that you get all of the nutrients you need to keep your body running smoothly.

Sleep well: In order to start the day refreshed and energized, you have to get a good night’s sleep. And keeping to a regular sleep schedule helps you get better sleep. Regular sleep keeps your body in sync and builds a healthy routine!

Relax: Be sure to take relaxation time for yourself each day. Set aside time to enjoy your hobbies, be alone for some quiet time, or participate in a relaxing activity like yoga or meditation. Unwind. When you do, you relieve stress and improve your focus.

Change your lifestyle today!

If you are a UPMC Health Plan Member, our health coaches can help you find balance in your life and make a healthy lifestyle change. They can work with you to make a plan to improve your diet, find ways to include physical activity in your schedule, and give you tips to manage stress.

Make a change and call a health coach today at 1-800-807-0751. Health coaches are available 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.