Are You Practicing These 4 Positive Habits?

It’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of our busy lives—we know, because sometimes we’ll go hours without so much as a glance up from our computer screens on an especially crazy workday. One minute we’re in the office kitchen filling up our second third cup of midmorning coffee, and the next, the clock somehow reads 6:30 p.m. (Is it just us, or do the days feel shorter than they used to?) The good news: While we can’t always control our jam-packed schedules, we can find a few minutes here and there to reset our minds and bodies.

To help you do just that, we turned to Francesca Valarezo, one of our favorite fitness gurus and founder of NYC’s Spiritual Rebel Yoga studio. Her best piece of advice? “Make time in your agenda to take a step back and press the pause button,” she tells us, which can include everything from refueling with a healthy snack to sneaking in a quick midday workout. Just make sure to wear comfortable shoes (like New Balance’s Fresh Foam Arishi sneakers, available at DSW) that are stylish enough for the office and practical enough for the gym. Ready to inject a bit of wellness into your busy workday? Follow Valarezo’s lead…

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