Simple Wellness Tips

It’s not always easy to feel inspired or motivated to maintain a healthy routine, especially as the fall months transition into winter. Consistently eating well or exercising can sometimes be a challenge, particularly with our busy schedules; if you feel like this, just remember you are not alone.

We’ve compiled a list of our top wellness tips to inspire you to live a healthier and more fulfilled lifestyle.

1. Stretch First Thing in the Morning

Nothing quite beats waking up each morning with a quick stretch, just like our furry best friends do. When dogs wake up in the morning, they stretch out their legs and body before they get going. This simple act of movement helps to relieve any tension or pain from your sleep and increases your blood flow to get you ready for the day ahead.

2. Move Daily and Leave the Phone Alone

Exercise doesn’t need to be a blood-pumping gym session, it can be as simple as a stroll around the neighborhood. One of our tricks to staying motivated is to switch up the route daily, even if you just walk the previous day’s in reverse. It also helps when the scenery is truly beautiful, so not much motivation is needed to get outside in Lake Louise! An additional tip to engage your mind as well as muscles is to try leaving your phone at home, or turning it onto do not disturb, and embrace being in the present as you take in the environment that surrounds you.

Blog-Walks on the Mild Side

3. Run through Your Day First Thing in the Morning

Give yourself an extra 5 minutes in the morning, perhaps whilst sipping on a steaming cup of coffee, to run through your to-do list for the day. Prioritize the things you want to accomplish in the next 24 hours and celebrate the wins from the day before. When you have a clear outline of the tasks that await you for the day it helps you stay focused and allows you to clearly track your accomplishments. Remember to celebrate your successes!

4. Drink Plenty of Water

Sleep naturally dehydrates the body, so waking up and drinking a glass of water not only replenishes the body but also helps you to wake up. Staying hydrated throughout the day, especially in the mountains, has other benefits too; since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you improve your thought process and timing, improve concentration levels, and be more alert and aware of your surroundings. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also elevated giving you the boost you need to bag that next mountain summit!

5. Remember Your Why

Not every day is going to be your best, and it is important to acknowledge how your body and mind are feeling. It can be a struggle to find the motivation to drag yourself to the gym or hit the trails for a run. On days like this, reminding yourself of the goal you are trying to achieve can serve as great motivation to get you out the door and through your workout. Your why can be as simple as “it makes me feel good” or “it improves my quality of sleep”, we don’t judge! Whatever your motivation is, it is important to remind yourself why you started; writing it down and sticking it to your mirror, creating an inspirational background on your phone, or joining a group that can provide encouragement are all ways to help set yourself up for success.


woman standing on a rock doing yoga next to the lake

When it comes to wellness, it is easy to try to commit to too much too soon. One small change goes a long way! Making a simple adjustment to your daily routine and remaining consistent until it becomes habitual is the best way to set yourself up for long term success. Always remember to celebrate your wins and take pride in the progress you make. We like to stay motivated by creating rewards for our milestone achievements: a leather-bound journal following a successful month of activity tracking, a new workout set after consistently reaching 10000 steps a day, or a mountain getaway where progress is highlighted and celebrated. Find your motivation in Lake Louise by finding an offer that fits your lifestyle.

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