10 Ways To Live Your Healthiest Life In Charlotte
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10 Ways To Live Your Healthiest Life In Charlotte

Wednesday, Jul 19 2017

When life is go-go-go you have to remember to take a moment for YOU. To keep crushing it at work and maintaining that slammed social schedule, you've got to have the energy and the peace of mind to keep on keepin' on. Here are 10 easy ways to keep your mind and body in peak performance, so you can make the most of each and every day.

1. Eat Clean

Live Well at Luna's Living Kitchen at Luna's Living Kitchen
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Live Well at Luna's Living Kitchen

Charlotte's vegetarian and vegan mecca features an eclectic variety of juices, smoothies, raw meals, seasonal dishes and locally brewed kombucha. No matter what your choose, you're guaranteed a healthy choice.

Live Well at Luna's Living Kitchen
$$   .  Luna's Living Kitchen   .  Charlotte
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2. Remember "Me Time"

Stop & Smell the Roses at McGill Rose Garden at McGill Rose Garden
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Stop & Smell the Roses at McGill Rose Garden

Don't forget to take some time for yourself. McGill Rose Garden is the perfect spot. The secret garden is tucked away off North Davidson St. and houses over 200 varieties of roses and thousands of blooms—bonus, it's free!

Stop & Smell the Roses at McGill Rose Garden
Free   .  McGill Rose Garden   .  Charlotte
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3. Challenge Your Mind

Sharpen Your Skills at a SkillPop Class at Charlotte
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Sharpen Your Skills at a SkillPop Class

When people think "healthy lifestyle" they often limit their thinking to a healthy diet and plenty of exercise, but you can't neglect the mind. If you're looking to learn something new, look to SkillPop. The Charlotte startup hosts in-person, interactive classes in a range of topics from calligraphy to photography to breadmaking!

Sharpen Your Skills at a SkillPop Class
$$   .  Charlotte   .  Charlotte
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4. Don't Skimp On Breakfast

Eat Fresh & Clean at Rico's Acai at Rico's Acai
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Eat Fresh & Clean at Rico's Acai

Make a power move and start your day with an energizing breakfast instead of opting for something scrawny from the office snack pile. Rico's Acai produces gorgeous, gourmet bowls inspired by the uber healthy Brazilian berry. Stop by their spot in 7th Street Public Market for a healthy dose of super foods served up in a bowl.

Eat Fresh & Clean at Rico's Acai
$   .  Rico's Acai   .  Charlotte
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5. Take To Two Wheels

Cruise Around Town on a B-Cycle at Charlotte B-cycle
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Cruise Around Town on a B-Cycle

Buy a pass, grab a B-cycle and start pedaling around the city. At 24 stations—from Uptown to Freedom Park—and 200 bikes strong, there's no excuse not to explore Charlotte on two wheels.

Cruise Around Town on a B-Cycle
$   .  Charlotte B-cycle   .  Charlotte
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6. Energize Your Mind & Body

Lunge at OMB at Yoga On Tap at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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Lunge at OMB at Yoga On Tap

Join one of the biggest community yoga classes in Charlotte at OMB. Yoga On Tap invites yogis of all levels to come out for an energizing practice that'll leave your mind and body feeling refreshed.

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Lunge at OMB at Yoga On Tap
$5   .  The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery   .  Charlotte
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7. Make New Friends

Sip & Socialize at #instabeerupCLT at GoodRoad Ciderworks
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Sip & Socialize at #instabeerupCLT

A huge piece of healthy living is relationships. Make new connections at #instabeerupCLT, a networking event meets social gathering. Hosted at a different brewery on the last Thursday of the month, the event is simple—grab a name tag, a drink and mix it up.

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Sip & Socialize at #instabeerupCLT
Free   .  GoodRoad Ciderworks   .  Charlotte
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8. Take To The Trail

Run the Little Sugar Creek Greenway at Little Sugar Creek Greenway
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Run the Little Sugar Creek Greenway

There's nothing wrong with hitting the gym, but exercising outside in the fresh air has it's perks too. Spice up your routine by walking, biking, running on one of Charlotte's greenway trails. An obvious choice, Little Sugar Creek Greenway, which winds straight through the city.

Run the Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Free   .  Little Sugar Creek Greenway   .  Charlotte
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9. Don't Forget To Treat Yourself

Amuse Your Bouche at Amelie's Uptown at Amelie's French Bakery & Café Uptown
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Amuse Your Bouche at Amelie's Uptown

All salad and no salted caramel brownie makes Jack a dull boy—that's how the saying goes, right? Indulging your cravings once in awhile, keeps you happy and happy. Remember, dark chocolate's good for you (in moderation).

Amuse Your Bouche at Amelie's Uptown
$   .  Amelie's French Bakery & Café Uptown   .  Charlotte
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10. Get 8 Hours of Sleep

Make Sure To Get 8 Hours On Your Muse Mattress at Charlotte
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Make Sure To Get 8 Hours On Your Muse Mattress

When schedules are packed, ain't nobody got time for a restless night of sleep. A good night of sleep is key to making sure you feel ready to take on the day (maybe even without a cup of coffee).

Muse is here to help with a revolutionary mattress that'll lull you to snooze-town and have you up and at 'em in the AM! Offline users can take $100 off any Muse mattress purchased between 7/29–8/14 with code OFFLINECLT!

Make Sure To Get 8 Hours On Your Muse Mattress
-   .  Charlotte   .  Charlotte
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10 Ways To Live Your Healthiest Life In Charlotte
10 Ways To Live Your Healthiest Life In Charlotte