Life races past at 100mph and staying healthy and keeping fit can be a struggle when you’re too busy for anything.
A great way to focus your time on the things you value, such as staying healthy and fit, is to create a list of everything you’d like to do in your free time, such as watching your favourite TV series or going for a jog. Once you’ve got your list, number each activity in terms of how much of a priority it is for you, starting at number one and working your way down. At the end of this task you’ll have a list of the activities you value. Try to always fit in at least one of your top three priorities per day, even if it’s just for 10 or 15 minutes.
LESS IS MORE
You do not always have to exercise for an hour to gain the benefits and as soon as you understand this you will be able to exercise more regularly, even when you have a jam-packed day. For example, you can four minutes of abs work and two minutes of squats and lunges.
When you’re busy your diet can suffer, takeaways or delivery food can become too much of a regular occurrence. To make sure you’re getting the right nutrition make sure you always have a good stock of foods that deliver the maximum health benefits. For example, smoothies, green veggies, citrus fruits and salmon are hugely nutritious and will keep you full.
When you are chasing a day full of meetings your stress levels are probably sky high and stress has a terrible impact on your health and well-being. Therefore one of the best things you can do to stay healthy and fit is to learn how to keep calm. If you don’t have time to meditate or take a hot bath, studies have found that even laughter can help us to relax and reduce stress levels in the body. So, take a look at some funny videos on social media to help you unwind.
If you struggle to find the time to get to the gym or to get to your dance class then incorporating exercise into your lifestyle might help you to stay healthy and fit even when your schedule is maxed. For example, do some gardening with your partner, or go swimming or play tennis with a friend instead of meeting for coffee or food.