Jul 22, 2014

Look Up

Between my computer, my cell phone and now nursing my newborn, I am constantly looking down. Luckily I see my chiropractor every week and I take care of my body by eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, and exercising, but improper posture by looking down all of the time can lead to a variety of health problems including... headaches, neck and back aches, pinched nerves, and numbness (just to name a few).

Inspired by smartwater's new campaign to look up, I've started to take breaks throughout my day and my workouts to...look up! Not only is my neck appreciating the much needed break from glancing down, but I'm constantly inspired by what I see.

One of my favorite parts about living in Southern California is the skyline... aka the palm trees (as if my logo didn't already give it away!). In fact, some of my greatest ideas come about when I take a technology break, go for a workout, and admire the world around me. After all, the real world is out there, not on here.

As a new mom, juggling my recent responsibilities while trying to maintain my sense of self can be overwhelming. I've learned that sometimes all it takes to "reset" is to stop. drink some water. look up. take a breath. watch the clouds pass by. say thank you... Suddenly things are "looking up" in no time.

I encourage you to take advantage of the summer weather and try some outdoor workouts. When you do, don't forget to "look up" and stay hydrated. Please follow @smartwater on Instagram, and join the smartwater Instagram Challenge here. Be inspired by your workouts this summer and join the smartwater look up contest. Not only will you feel rejuvenated, you may just win the smartwater #lookupsweepstakes (a trip for you and a friend anywhere in the U.S.)!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by smartwater through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about smartwater, all opinions are my own.

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