This is a guest post by Scott Murphy. He rowed crew at college in upstate New York and still has the same passion for the sport over 20 years later. He is a regular contributor to All Rowers, a site offering reviews, workouts, industry news and education about the benefits of rowing and regular exercise.
In the world today, everyone has a lot of things in their own plates on a daily basis. Apparently, this results to neglecting some of the vital factors to consider in everyone’s lifestyles. That is, to take care of their bodies and health.
Due to the busy and occupied schedules and mind, more often than not, people forget to be mindful of their health conditions. Good thing today that there are ways to stay healthy even when there are a lot of demands from outside factors.
These are some practical tips to staying healthy all throughout your busy schedule:
1. Plan Out Your Meals.
A balanced diet is one of the keys to staying fit and healthy.
With the proper food and meal intakes, you may actually change your overall health condition and lifestyle. Planning your meals ahead of time makes you proactive over your health. Moreover, you get to check every single thing that you consume.
Experts say it is best to plan and schedule your meals a week before. In this plan, try to put every single detail of each meal so that you may manage to stay mindful and watchful of everything you eat.
2. Keep Healthy Snacks Handy.
It is undoubted that we may feel hungry anytime anywhere; especially with a busy lifestyle.
On a daily basis, try to keep healthy snacks handy such as protein bars or any of the like. With this you will avoid eating unhealthy snacks and foods.
Moreover, eating these healthy snacks will help you avoid the eating of large amounts of heavy meals.
3. Fit in Fitness In Your Busy Schedule.
Even on a much occupied schedule, try to include a certain time for doing exercises and fitness routines. Say, 20 to 30 minutes – it will actually make a huge change on our health.
Apparently, there are a lot of practical exercises and routines you may follow on a daily basis that will only require a small amount of time.
Usually, core exercises are the best routines you may do including a 30 to 40 second plank, or a few repetitions of jumping jacks. In addition, a 30 minute cardio is as good as spending hours in a gym. Or even a Rowing Machine can give you full body workout.
4. Make Water Your Best Friend.
Take note that water is the fountain of life. As the saying goes, it clearly depicts that water is the source of a healthy and balanced diet.
Try to have a jug or a tumbler with you at the office or at the location of your work place. Carry a bottle of water with you wherever you go and drink water every now and then and try to avoid the sodas and other carbonated drinks.
5. Limit Your Alcohol Intake.
Alcoholic drinks are no good for your health. If you can’t avoid drinking, then try to limit it.
These kinds of drinks are very acidic and full of carbs that are very unhealthy. A bottle or 2 of beers will do in a week. Again, remember that water is your best friend!
6. Saying “NO” at Times Can Be Healthy.
Yes! Saying NO at certain times can and may be healthy for you generally.
If someone from your office invites you to pig out and celebrate with a few drinks – saying no is fine especially when you are being mindful of your health and fitness conditions.
Moreover, saying no to certain events may actually lead you to live a more healthy, positive and stress-free life.
7. Get Proper Sleep.
Last but not the least, of course, is to get enough rest and sleep. Especially when you live a busy life, you need to rest a lot!
Keeping yourself in a healthy state and environment requires you to rest and sleep enough because. Through this, you will be able to regenerate what you have lost during the busiest times of the day.
It is said that normally we should sleep for 6 to 8 hours a day. Sleeping enough will recharge your mind and body. Moreover, it will enable your overall wellness to function very well in a healthy manner.
Ultimately, these steps may seem to appear very simple and basic. But actually, these are quite challenging when you are already applying it to yourself and to your daily living. However, remember that these steps will help you achieve your healthiest state and further improve your lifestyle. Nevertheless, these are the things you will primarily need when you have a very busy life.