If you are like most people, the pandemic took a major toll on all aspects of your life, ranging from your physical and mental health to your financial well-being. As a result, your confidence may also have taken a major hit, leaving you unsure and afraid to navigate the post-pandemic landscape. The good news is that you can regain your confidence and re-enter the world ready to live your best life by making the following positive changes, most importantly, pampering yourself with permission, recommended by ScrubzBody

Commit to Exercising for 15 to 20 Minutes a Day

According to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, 61% of Americans said they experienced undesired weight changes since the start of the pandemic. Since Memorial Day of 2020, the average adult has gained 29 pounds, which is 14 more pounds than the average over the course of any other year.

Whether you lost or gained weight, the best way to get back your pre-pandemic body (or to improve upon it) is to exercise. Science says that you should aim for a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, which breaks down to 21 minutes per day. Examples of moderate exercise include walking briskly, mowing the lawn with a push mower, bicycling, heavy cleaning, and tennis. If 21 minutes of exercise per day is too much to start, aim for 10 minutes a day and increase your time as you improve your stamina. Afterward, treat yourself to a skin-loving, wow-scented Lemon Eucalyptus Sugar Scrub shower treatment. It will polish off the dirt, sweat, and dead skin, then leave your skin nourished and moisturized.

Ditch the Junk Food

When analyzing American eating behaviors during the pandemic, researchers were surprised to find that consumers were eating more junk food and less healthy foods than ever before, not to mention a stark increase in alcohol consumption.

If you find yourself reaching more for pizza and burgers and less for fruits and veggies, commit now to making drastic dietary changes. Research shows that eating healthy foods will make you just as happy as eating foods high in sugars but will not result in any of the adverse health consequences associated with junk food, such as depression, memory loss, cognitive impairment, lethargy, and bloating.

Get Your Finances Back on Track

To say that the pandemic took a toll on Americans’ financial health is an understatement. However, rather than dwelling on what is past, making smart money moves today will improve your long-term financial health. Among other post-pandemic money moves, start a sizeable savings plan. One great way to do this is by refinancing your home. Refinancing allows you to free up cash and reduce your monthly mortgage payment by reducing the equity in your home.

Practice Self-Care

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Finally, as you emerge from the pandemic, show yourself some love and compassion. Meditate more, take some time out of each day to relax and unwind, and hang out with happy people. If someone or something in your life is a drain on your energy, let it go. This may include your career, in which case, don’t be afraid to make a career change. In fact, now is the time to do so, as more people are beginning to ask themselves the harder questions about what really matters in life (such as career fulfillment).

Though the thought of navigating the post-pandemic landscape after a year of binge eating junk food, marathon watching your favorite Netflix Original series, and relying on your cat for companionship may overwhelm you, re-enter the new world you must!

By making the small changes above, you can re-enter it with confidence. ScrubzBody has all the body and skincare essentials you need to put forward your best-pampered self.

Guest Blog Post by Eva Benoit – evabenoit.com