Keeping a hectic schedule has become the default way of life for many of us. But with a little bit of planning and some preparation, you can maintain healthy eating, healthy, living, and regular exercise habits, despite your busy days. In fact, staying healthy might actually energize you and help you better juggle your responsibilities!
Keep healthy foods stocked. When the hunger bug hits while your pantry is empty, it’s easy to give in to fast food, takeout, and other temptations. Keep your kitchen stocked with fresh, healthy foods that are easy to grab and snack on.
Pack your lunch and healthy snacks to-go. Cafeterias, takeout restaurants, and vending machines are not known for their healthy meals. Pack your lunch when you’re out for the day, and keep healthy snacks with you. Providing your body the proper nutrients it needs will keep it fueled throughout your entire day. For a less chaotic morning, pack your lunch the night before. Looking for lunch ideas for on the go? Check out our 5 Healthy Lunches to Take to Work.
Keep a bottle of water nearby. For some, drinking water can seem like a chore. But staying hydrated is a must for good health. To help you stay on top of your daily water intake, keep a bottle that you can refill in your bag, or nearby at work and at home. Need incentive? Read our 4 Reasons Why You Should Drink More Water.
Sneak in Exercise. Sneaking in exercise throughout your day can provide some of the same physical fitness benefits of working out without dedicating the time. When you can’t get to the gyn, opt to walk instead of drive, choose stairs over elevators and escalators, and take a few minutes each day to stretch your muscles. During your favorite TV show, you can even sneak in a few crunches during commercials. Check out our 9 Four-Minute Fat Blasters workouts for mini-workout ideas.
Sleep. No matter how busy your schedule becomes, it’s important to make sleep a priority. A good night’s sleep allows your body to tackle the three R’s: rejuvenate, refuel, and rest.
A busy schedule does not mean you can’t live healthily. With a little planning on your part, you can even make healthy living an asset and a time-saver!
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