How often do we think that we have time to sit down and prepare a healthy meal? Or after a long day at the office going to work out, Or trying to make sure we get our recommended eight hours of sleep? Our lives are incredibly busy and as an American society, we seem to put health on the backburner and opt in for convenience. Fast food meals are the go to’s after a long day, we are catching up on missed episodes of The Real Housewives and we seem to only get six hours of sleep a night. We are so focused on the busy world and trying to play catch up that we do not seem to look at how our physical and mental health is doing. So with an ever busy life for most of us how can we efficiently make sure that we are still able to achieve our health goals with the typical 9 to 6 workweek. We are going to explain to you how to properly still be able to incorporate a healthy lifestyle even with the busyness that everyday life has to offer,
Healthy on a busy lifestyle
It is still very possible to stay healthy even when we are extremely busy.
- Exercise- Even with the everyday hustle and bustle exercise is still very important for you. Experts say that just 30 minutes of continuous physical activity daily is sufficient. That’s just 30 minutes you definitely can incorporate that into your day. While we do recommend outdoor activity just because getting outdoors is definitely beneficial to your health, Using a treadmill, stationary bike, yoga, or pilates will work as well. Not only does exercise benefit you physically with improving your circulatory system and over health but it is also beneficial for you mentally. Exercising produces endorphins that make you feel good. And could help against depression and anxiety.
- Food- Our health and fitness are highly revolved around food and the kinds of food that we intake. You cannot have a poor diet and expect to be healthy. Even with exercise, you cannot be healthy with a poor diet. So what that being said how can we improve our food intake to be healthier?
With a busy life, no one really feels like they have time to cook meals especially nightly. Hence why we buy fast food so much. It is more convenient for us. Luckily companies have started coming out with meal prep delivery options. This makes it easier and quicker for you to make homemade meals and the best part is it is portioned, which is portion control is essential for healthy living. With meal prep delivery, you will get your meals delivered to your door and all you have to do is cook it. Saving precious time by not having to go to the store and all the ingredients that you will need, come in the box.
- Sleep- Our sleep is important. It gives our brain and other vital functions of our body a chance to rest. The average person should be getting about 8 hours of sleep every night. When we get adequate sleep, we feel better we are healthier we have more energy and we are able to focus more. It is recommended that you do not watch tv right before bed. Instead, take a hot shower, and relax with some essential oils or even a glass of wine. A hot shower will relax your body and put it into sleep mode. You honestly want to avoid taking sleeping pills, as your body might become dependent on them. Try drinking a night time herbal tea instead of taking a small dose of melatonin.
- Selfcare- Our self care routine is vital. We must take time to take care of ourselves and de stress. Self care can often look like getting a massage, getting your hair done, or just doing anything that relaxes you and makes you feel good. You want to try and set at least one day a week for some self care. Your body and mind will thank you later. When we do stuff for ourselves we end up feeling better and less stressed. We all know that stress ages us and takes a toll on our bodies. So set some time apart for yourself.
We recommend that you write a weekly schedule with everything that you need to do. And see where you can fill in some time for exercise and fill in some time at the end of the night to wind down.
We hope that this helped you with some ideas of how you can implement a healthy lifestyle even with a busy schedule. You do not want to put your health on the backburner if we are not healthy we are not going to be able to function properly. Your health and wellness should always be the most important.