Welcome to Paradise! 5 Must-Haves for a Healthy Sarasota Lifestyle.
Whether you live in Sarasota or are just visiting, our community offers a plethora of options when it comes to supporting a healthy lifestyle. From finding your favorite organic produce at the Sarasota Farmer’s market to experiencing the number of different gyms and yoga studios, there is something for everyone to establish their perfect routines and rituals. Here are five Must-Haves for a Healthy Sarasota Lifestyle that will make your friends and family wish they had it just as good.
Let’s say you recently decided to make some lifestyle changes, you want to start eating healthier foods, exercise on a regular basis and just be an overall happier person. For a lot of us, making these changes can be extremely difficult, especially if we don’t have encouragement and support from those closest to us. Luckily, we are super strong energetic beings, our vibes attract our tribe. If you are really dedicated to making healthier choices in your life, make the choice to find others who will stand by your side and help you be successful. We often let people hold us back from living the lives that we want because of fear and/or judgment. You owe it to yourself to be surrounded by like-minded people who are positive and want to get the most out of life. Sarasota is a great place to explore different groups and meetups. Using platforms like MeetUp Sarasota and Social media, you’ll be sure to find a group that is just right for you.
Scheduled Time at the Beach
How lucky are we that we can go to one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States whenever we want! For years now, it has become common knowledge that living near an ocean or spending time near a large body of water on a regular basis has many health benefits. Some of these health benefits include, improved lung function from sea air, decreased stress levels, better sleep patterns, skin conditions like psoriasis can benefit from a day in the sea and really, who isn’t just happier after a day at the beach.  Making time to go to the beach as often as possible, to unplug and connect with nature is probably one of the most important things one can do to improve their overall well being. But please remember to use sunscreen, all-natural and organic if possible.
Saturday Mornings at the Sarasota Farmers Market
Just another reason why living in Sarasota is so great, we have one of the best farmer’s markets and it goes on all year long. Every Saturday, you have the opportunity to support local farmers, artists, and makers. This is what makes a community shine. One of the first steps to living a healthier lifestyle is making better food choices. Food is medicine. Eating organic, whole foods, lots of fruits, vegetables and quality sourced proteins is the foundation to better well being. Thanks to Worden Farms and other local farmers we can get the best of the best every single Saturday. And if you miss a Saturday, do not fret, the Sarasota community has a number of organic health food stores, WholeFoods, Lucky’s, Sprouts, Earth Origins and more. Insider secret, you may save a buck or two shopping at the Farmer’s Market, especially on produce, just saying.
Yoga and Gyms and Pilates, Oh My
If you’ve lived in Sarasota long enough or visit quite often, you’ve probably noticed we have a lot of yoga studios, gyms and other kinds of fitness centers. People really love to workout around here and thank goodness for that. If you wanted to go to a different yoga studio, Zumba class, or CrossFit gym every day of the week, you probably could. There is such a variety in the different exercise and movement classes in this town, it can be kind of hard to choose. Whatever gets you moving, do it. Whether you are a yogi, a gym jock or running the Ringling Bridge every morning, find a place where you can go and move your body, connect and listen to what your body is telling you. But please remember, workout because you love your body, not because you hate it.
Your Wellness Team
Are you looking for an acupuncturist, massage therapist, nutritionist, physical therapist, life coach or counselor? Well, Sarasota has got plenty of them. It is so exciting to see more and more people turning to natural and holistic forms of medicine. Now, there will always be a need for our traditional western docs and the medicines they prescribe, but in pursuing a healthier lifestyle having a wellness team of different kinds of practitioners and healers will make the journey so much more rewarding. Depending on exactly what your health concerns are will determine who you need on your team, but without a doubt, everyone should a massage therapist or bodyworker they see on a regular basis. Working massage into your health routine is so important to promoting overall better well being. And hey there is this new place in downtown Sarasota that offers amazing foot massage at a really affordable price.
No matter where you live, you can find people, places and, interventions to help support you in your journey to a healthier lifestyle and better well being. These are just a few of the many things the Sarasota community has to offer and there sure are many more. It doesn’t matter where you are from, how old you are or what you’ve done in the past, today is day one. Start building a foundation for better health and live your best life.