Healthy is basically defined as a state where we are in good health. This defines both mentally and physical aspect of the body and mind. Staying healthy is not an easy task to do. Despite its important benefit, there are a lot of us who found ourself lacking in the consistency of keep being healthy. There is a lot of reason for this, mainly most of us said that they are too busy to be able to cope up with the busy lifestyle.
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We have compiled a list for you to ensure that you can stay healthy despite your busy schedule:
Breakfast is one of the most important meals of our day. When we have a busy day, it is very easy to skip breakfast. A study suggests that skipping breakfast has been linked with an increase in obesity and diabetes risks, as well as morning moodiness. Meanwhile, there are a lot of ways to create a breakfast that does not take a long time to prepare.
It actually takes less than five minutes to make yourself a simple avocado toast, or berry smoothie which is high in antioxidants. The point is, try to avoid skipping breakfast.
2. Water Bottle
Bring your own water bottle to work. There are a lot of people who do no keep themselves hydrated during work. It is even easier for those who work in an air conditioning environment to skip on water, although water has been suggested by many studies to carry good health benefit for us. The easiest way is to bring your own water bottle to work. Having a water bottle close to you is very good for the environment since you will skip using a plastic water bottle in case if you need to drink. Having a water bottle at your place at work also can serve as a reminder for you to drink whenever it is necessary.
Your goal for each day is to be able to refill the water bottle up to six times a day and finish it.
3. Use your calendar
If you are used to synchronizing your appointments to your Google calendar, or any calendar that your phone carries then you are off to a good start. Block off at least an hour per day where you can’t be reached and take advantage of that time. Guided meditation and running does not take that much time, and it is also very simple to be done.
4. Eat properly
When we are busy, we tend to not even eat properly. Eating and working have been proven to be disastrous your waistline. Instead of munching on something while you are working, set your work aside and focus completely on your meal. You can even squeeze in an appointment and to a eat and meeting. This way, you will be able to have your meeting done, and also have your lunch set. Another alternative to eating properly is by preparing snacks and meals in advance. Stock up your fridge during weekend and plan for your snacks and meals for the week.
5. Stack your workout
Who said that you can’t work out and stay productive at the same time? You can start your workout routine by combining it with learning opportunities or thinking goals. There are a lot of podcasts these days that talk about all the different aspects of various industries. You can simply tune in to one that is relevant to your work and voila! You can start jolting for brand news ideas while you are also keeping yourself fit at the same time. It is also important if you have someone who shares a similarity of keeping themselves healthy in the workplace. That ensures that you will have the motivation needed to be consistent with your lifestyle.
Another tip is also do not schedule for a long work out. Having one or two hour’s session can be taxing when it is busy. Not to mention that it would discourage you to exercise in the first place. Instead, schedule fifteen to thirty minutes for exercise here and there.
Other tips about working out are to try to schedule the same time for your work out every day. By working out the same time, it will get your body a routine that you will be able to follow easily.
6. Limit your alcohol intake
In a business environment, it is easy to take alcohol while you indulge in socializing with a coworker or a business partner. Having alcohol is one of the worst ways to add calories to your diet. While occasional drink won’t hurt, it is important to be able to moderate your alcohol consumption especially if the rest of your diet is severely lacking.
7. Hire a Personal Trainer
Most entrepreneurs have a tendency to overwork. If you are having difficulties in having yourselves accountable for the exercise consistency although you have had a gym membership, then hiring a personal trainer might be a solution. Health trainers will be able to help you assess your lifestyle and well being, set goals to improve your health and help you develop an action plan, as well as providing practical support and information that will help you keep your exercise consistent.
8. Mindful Eating
Everyone knows the feeling of a last-minute deadline push. We start scarfing down meals in front of our computers and forget to breathe, let alone think about what our bodies need. Stress, especially the stress of work can cause us to gorge and overeat. To avoid the many problems this can cause, it is important to eat mindfully when things are tough. Slow down and take a few deep breaths between your bites. Be aware of your body feel and take note when you are actually full. When you are mindful, of how and why you are eating, you will end up eating much less.