A woman stretching in athletic clothing

 

Written by Jenny Goldade

 

Life as a funeral director brings satisfaction in knowing you’re helping families cope with the loss of their loved one, but it also brings pressure and busy schedules.

 

It can be hard to fit everything you need to do into the busy schedule of running a funeral home, but it’s important to make time to take care of your mind and body. Exercise is a great way to stay fit and relieve stress. It refreshes your mind and works your body, keeping you healthy both physically and mentally.

 

The new year is the perfect time to create fitness goals so you feel healthy and energized to help your families heal from their losses. There are several ways you can fit exercise into your daily schedule. It’s all about finding what workout routine is best for you.

 

Find a Fitness Routine

If you don’t have time to go to a gym, you can exercise at home. Find a fitness routine that suits you and your needs.

 

Whether you enjoy running or walking, yoga, Pilates, workout equipment such as an elliptical or treadmill, or lifting weights, there are many ways to stay fit. If you enjoy fitness classes, but don’t have time to go, working out to an exercise video may be a great alternative to still get the feel of being in a class.

 

Create Fitness Goals

Creating fitness goals can be a great motivator. Whether you’re trying to become more fit and active, or just relieve some stress and improve your mood, you can create some goals to meet.

 

Maybe your goal is to get up early and work out before heading to your funeral home. Or if you’re more of a night owl, you can do your fitness routine in the evening when you’re home.

 

Regardless of when you decide to work out and what goals you set, it’s important to track your progress. You can download a free exercise app to help you keep track how much you’re exercising or what foods you’re eating.

 

Eat Healthy Foods

Eating healthy and staying fit go hand and hand. You should pay attention to what food you’re putting into your body.

 

Check out these recommended snack options for before and after your workout. Juggling making meals and working out can be difficult, so why not try a slow cooker recipe that is ready to enjoy when you’re home from helping your families grieve and plan funerals.

 

Fitness Benefits

Fitness is good for your physical and mental health. It helps improve your mood and increase energy as well as keep your body healthy and active.

 

There are many mental health benefits to exercising, such as reducing stress, improving self-confidence, decreasing anxiety, and boosting your memory. And not only does fitness benefit you, it also may help inspire others to do the same and get active.

 

Workout Buddy

It may be helpful and more fun to work out with a friend or join a group exercise class.

 

Your workout buddy can even be your canine best friend. You can take them for a walk or a game of fetch in the park.

 

What’s your favorite way to stay fit and destress? Share your fitness tips in the comment below!

 

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