This Monday makes 125 years of celebrating the greatest worker in the world: The American Worker. Since 1894, Labor Day has been a federal holiday that “constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” It gives an opportunity for workers to finally have that sigh of relief they have been desperately yearning for. This particular holiday also marks the official end of “summer vacation,” so there’s no time like Labor Day to celebrate with nothing but peace and relaxation.
Here are a list of top 8 activities that you can indulge in this Labor Day:
Backyard barbecue with family and friends
Like almost any other holiday celebrated in the summer, Labor Day calls for a good old-fashioned barbecue. Having a barbecue is the perfect solution for bringing all of your family, friends, and coworkers together for a great time and great food. After all, there are so many health benefits from pulling out your grill.
It’s still summer which means it’s still hot! The pool is the quickest way to cool down and turn up with your family. There are so many benefits associated with swimming for example fast swimming can burn up to 900 calories per hour, swimming can improve posture, and can increase your endurance. Looking for something to do? Just keep swimming!
Attend a parade
When was the last time you ventured around your city in the name of fun? It’s probably been awhile if you have a busy schedule. That’s why we encourage you to attend a neighborhood/city parade! Take time to appreciate the diversity of your city and use that opportunity to burn a
Read a new book
There is an intellectual aspect to health too, as human beings we never stop learning. Reading is a calming, educative habit that encourages the use of the imagination. Get intact with your imaginative side and pick up a book! Don’t know what to read? Try this book. Shout out to all our book lovers!
Have a garage sale
You finally have a day off to get rid of the unwanted stuff that you planned on getting rid of months ago, and you make money while doing it! There’s no better feeling than beginning the new fall season with a clearer, less cluttered home. In fact, getting rid of clutter helps reduce cortisol levels, making you feel happier and more relaxed
Yoga in the park
If you’re like almost any other worker in America, work has probably caused you to feel stressed, overwhelmed, or even a little anxious. Yoga will allow you to detach yourself from work’s stressors and simply be in the present moment. Simply put, yoga helps you access your inner strength which helps you face the sometimes overwhelming challenges, fears, and frustrations of daily life.
Catch up on sleep
Working more than 6-hour shifts can be very strenuous on the body. You probably need to catch up on some Z’s. There are many health issues centered around lack of insufficient sleep. If you are receiving less than 6 hours of sleep consider staying in and relaxing this labor day, you deserve it! Having difficulty sleeping? Here is a list of foods known to induce sleep.