‘Tis the season for resolutions! Maybe you have some bad habits you are thinking about changing. Or, maybe there are some good habits you’re thinking about adopting. Either way, they probably all have to do with an improved, healthier, and happier you. If you’re a Portlander that hasn’t made a game plan for your self-improvement promises, don’t worry. At Osprey Apartments, we have some of the best strategies for keeping up with your New Year’s resolutions in Portland.
1. Exercise More
Science tells us that exercise is key to a long life. Fortunately, there are many ways that Portland makes it easier for you to work some physical activity into your routine.
The Greenway is located in the South Waterfront district of Portland. It’s not too far from Osprey Apartments, and the awesome views will surely keep you focused and inspired while you walk, run or bike ride along the beautiful Willamette River.
There are so many Portland bike trails to choose from, it doesn’t matter if you’re a professional or a novice. You can easily find a ride that will match your level of experience but keep you effectively challenged. Not to mention, it’s a total blast!
Portland can help you break free of boring, run-of-the-mill gyms. Do you want to focus on cycling? Do you want the ability to exercise outside? The South Waterfront is home to gyms that can definitely help you with your fitness New Year’s resolutions. Oh, and if you’re a person who despises gym contracts, you should check out Osprey. We have a 24-7 onsite fitness center with plenty of modern equipment and gear, so kiss that costly gym membership goodbye.
2. Eat Healthier
We know, we know – it’s hard to resist all those burgers and fries. But, if there’s one thing that Portland has become known for, it’s gourmet food that is both healthy and delicious. You’ll be able to fight your greasy cravings when visiting places such as the Sweet Hereafter, Food Fight and Prasad Cuisine.
Cook at Home for Healthier, Cheaper Meals
Of course, you can’t eat out all the time. Luckily, there are many Portland stores and farmers’ markets that offer quality ingredients for cooking healthy meals at home. All you need is a kitchen and a recipe. At Osprey Apartments, residents not only have access to their own spacious kitchens, they are also able to make use of a large communal kitchen located in the community lounge. It’s easy to prepare an entire week of healthy meals.
3. Save Money
We couldn’t talk about a New Year’s resolutions in Portland without including tips on how to save money. We’ve learned that it’s not too hard to turn a few bucks here and there into a decent amount of savings. Sure, it takes time, but it’s totally worth it. Here are few tips and tricks that have proven tried and true when it comes to saving money.
We do what we can to make our residents’ lives as functional as possible. We’ve built a community that prioritizes convenience and frugality without sacrificing comfort and luxury. In addition to the 24/7 fitness center and communal kitchen, Osprey Apartments also provides free WIFI in the common areas, a storage area for outdoor recreational items, and two courtyards for lounging, barbecuing, and socializing. By simply utilizing the amenities that we provide at Osprey, you can save a ton of money while also having a great time.
Utilize Public Transportation
Portland’s excellent transportation system is an important part of our money-saving tips for New Year’s resolutions. Our unbelievably perfect location in the South Waterfront allows for easy access to different forms of public transportation. The amount of money you’ll save by avoiding paying for gas and parking may just astonish you. At Osprey, you have easy access to the 35 and 36 bus lines, which have numerous stops all over the city. The Portland Streetcar can get you right into downtown, or if you need to get to the East side, you can walk from Osprey Apartments over to the Tilikum Bridge for the Max Orange Line. Plus, Osprey has a bike storage room, so residents can easily take advantage of Portland’s bike-friendly streets. With the combination of cycling and public transportation, there’s no way you’ll ever need a car.
It’s probably no surprise that when you do something yourself, you have an opportunity to save some money. For example, you can turn plain furniture into designer-looking pieces with just a bit of material or paint. There are also other hacks for cleaning and organizing. There is an endless amount of ideas that can help you save money.
Keeping up with New Year’s resolutions is not always the easiest, but if you have a game plan for what you want to do and you stick to it, you’re sure to succeed. Osprey Apartments chose Portland as a home because it’s a city that provides people with opportunities to accomplish their goals. We want to make sure our residents live a balanced life. It’s one of the reasons we chose to blend city life with comfortable and functional designs, and amenities that promote health and community.