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7 Tips to Maximize Your Well-Being

At Camp Kupugani–our multicultural summer camp near Chicago–we’re all about having an awesome life! Each camper and staff member is charged to be their best, striving to live a good life. When coming across this blog post about how to live a long, awesome life, we thought it was cool to summarize and share.  Bullets below, with the full article here (from the folks at Barking Up the Wrong Tree).

Each one of these 7 steps constitute something that you can start today. Follow that step for two weeks, add on the next, and continue until you are working on all 7 steps!

  • Exercise!
    • Get up from your desk every hour and walk about.
    • Exercise in some way every day
      • Vacuum by hand
      • Take the dog/kids for a walk
      • Park further away at the grocery store
      • Walk to and from places when you can instead of driving
  • Hara Hachi Bu (Eat only until you are 80 percent full.)
    • Eat smaller portions
    • Skip dessert
    • Order from the kids or seniors menu when going out to eat
  • Eat Healthy
    • Increase intake of fruits and veggies
      • Make salads often
      • Use fruit as your evening snack
    • Avoid/limit sodium intake
    • Avoid/limit intake of high fructose corn syrup
    • Avoid/limit intake of foods with bad cholesterol
  • Downshift
    • Take time every day to relax
    • Meditate
    • Put the phone away
    • Speak with a friend, uninterrupted by other tasks
    • Enjoy a morning coffee by yourself
  • Belong
    • Schedule time with your friends
    • Join a hobby-based group
    • Exercise with friends or coworkers
  • Don’t Zone Alone
    • Be intentional about sharing your success
    • Bring others along on your exercise routines
  • Emphasize purpose in life
    • Why do you wake up every morning?
    • Why did you choose your career path?
    • Start small

Kupugani touches on all the core values and enrichment that we hope to instill in our [child]. My husband and I absolutely love Camp Kupugani. Our [child] gained immensely from camp.

Lisa G.

Everyone…was just so, so personable, kind, and the kind of person I want
my [child] looking up to and spending time with.

Laura V.

[My daughter’s] face lights up when she speaks about camp, it’s a priceless experience.

Kenya P.

I have never come in contact with such a wonderful group of people at a camp before. Everyone did an outstanding job, the camp was so organized, it was unbelievable.

Joe M.

She absolutely loves the camp, the staff, and all the friends she makes there. I consider Kupugani to be a big influence in helping her grow and expand her mind each summer.

Luci A.


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