Duke at Mission: Be your best self

With 2015 now in the rear view mirror, we look forward to making 2016 the best it can possibly be. We all have a clean slate and we are the masters of our own destiny; what an exciting time of year!

Here at Duke, we want you to live your best life and for you to be successful in all your endeavors. Sometimes taking on too much at once can be overwhelming, so experts suggest focusing on one or two resolutions at a time to maximize your chances of success.

Not sure what you want to focus on first? Health magazine recently put out a list of ten healthy resolutions that can give you some ideas. We pulled together a few of our favorites, coupled with resources in Mission that can help you achieve your goals.

Lose weight

As a rule of thumb, weight loss is generally 75 percent diet and 25 percent exercise. Fitness goals in mind, Talisman Centre has you covered. As the largest multi-sport complex of its kind in Canada, Talisman has something for everyone and for all levels. With tons of machines and equipment, a wide variety of group fitness classes, and personal training and nutrition resources available, Talisman will be able to help you achieve your goals.

Sign up before the end of January and you will get a free sports gift with your membership. 2016 is the year to Crush Your Excuses!

For some creative diet suggestions, check out our post on how to eat healthy and keep your taste buds happy.

Stay in touch

Research suggests people with strong social ties live longer than those who don’t. What better way to connect than over a (healthy) meal or drinks? Duke’s website has a great directory of restaurants to explore. Win win!

If you are not able to meet in person, pick up the phone, send a text or email, hit up Facebook… whatever it takes, a simple check in goes a long way.

Cut your stress

Love massages? Want to maximize your benefits? Massage Heights on 4th makes it easy with their membership packages. With a variety of package options including hot stone and Thai massage, foot scrubs, face massage, aromatherapy and more, you are guaranteed to get an amazing massage every month.

Research from the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine shows that massages may add as many as six years to your life, so we say… sign us up!

Whatever resolutions you may have made this year, we would love to hear about them and hear what strategies for success you came up with. Drop us a line at duke@homesbyavi.com or stop by our sales centre to tell us in person!

Good luck!

Erin @ Duke

Photo credits:  Flickr (Swaminathan, Method Fitness, pulse audio)