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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!