Many people use the argument that they’re too busy to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and in all honesty, I’m a bit sick of hearing the excuses. “But I do am busy,” you may say.
How to stay healthy when you’re busy
It’s not realistic to cut out certain activities or to commit to lots of fitness plans when you’re working, studying or raising a family. That doesn’t mean that you can’t commit to eating healthily and keeping your lifestyle as clean as possible. It just means that it’s not practical to follow a rigid, one-size-fits-all plan. Instead, follow my 7 simple steps: 1. Eat healthily. Many of us can’t face the thought of cooking food or even chopping and seasoning it, let alone cooking healthy meals every day. That’s a shame because even a few well-prepared meals per week can make a big difference to your health. 2. Plan ahead.
How to do more than just survive
You don’t have to go crazy, go on CrossFit, or take up Muay Thai to be a healthier person. In fact, if you’re busy like me, the most you’ll have time for are 15 minutes of exercise, or that 10am run before work you mentioned you were going to start doing. Can’t you squeeze a quick swim in there, or perhaps a 15-minute walk up and down the stairs? Sure, but this is cutting it fine, and I don’t care how much other people’s lifestyle seems ‘work’. So don’t stress about how you can afford to make exercise a regular part of your day. Here’s 7 simple ways to keep fit and healthy when you’re a busy person. #1 – Keep fit while travelling Traveling makes you step up your game! You get to get away from your regular routine and you’re likely to miss the gym. Don’t be intimidated by this!
But I’m too busy
Working, studying, you know what, I could go on. Busy is a synonym for “never.” The thing is, there’s not a lot you can do about being too busy. There’s not an app for that. You can’t press a button and say, “Okay, now I’m busy.” You just have to accept it. What you can do is make an effort to stay healthy. I’m going to give you seven simple tips that I’ve picked up over the years, and I hope they’ll give you some good starting points to keep you healthy. 1. Take Cuts In Your Lifestyle We’ve all been guilty of cutting out little things over time, but this is one of the worst things you can do. Over time, your lifestyle will consist of very little because when you take small cuts in your diet and lifestyle, you end up gaining a lot of weight. Why do I think this is bad?
What you can do
Okay, here’s the plan: We all have 24 hours in a day. Sure, that may sound like a lot, but that’s no excuse. Here are 7 tips for staying healthy when you have a busy lifestyle. 1. Always take your vitamins If you can’t find the time to have breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can find the time to take your vitamins. Take Vitamin C. It has powerful cancer-fighting properties. It helps prevent cell damage and prevents high blood pressure. Take Vitamin B. It fights inflammation, therefore preventing the build-up of plaque and trapping the gas and cholesterol in the blood. It helps reduce triglycerides, which is a strong predictor of heart attack and stroke. Take Vitamin E. It protects the arteries.
There’s only one way you’re going to win this argument: let me be the one who makes the sacrifices for you. Right now, I want you to create a full year of life lists that you have to follow. I know it will take time, but it will be well worth it, and I’ll see to it that you have the resources to accomplish your goals. I’m not going to take care of you. If you want to get healthy, take responsibility for your actions and do what needs to be done. There’s a good chance that you’ll learn a lot about yourself along the way, and that’s a good thing. Think about it: if you had free time and you made poor decisions, then you’ll never improve your overall health. The day is finally here. You’re putting your life and health first and leading the life of your dreams. Go write your plans down.