If you have a job where you are constantly sitting at a computer, it can be all too easy to forget to move your body enough. Lunches turn into working hours, and we either order in or forget to eat. If you want to take care of yourself but are struggling to do that around your busy lifestyle, read on for some great tips.
Making your meals in advance is one easy way to ensure you have nutritious and healthy meals, no matter how busy you are. Set a few hours each week to cook 2 – 3 meals that can be combined with rice, pasta, noodles, or potatoes and veg. This gives you a variety of meals incorporating the same main dishthat can simply be frozen or chilled for later. For more meal prep ideas and to get started, check out these 20 meal prep tips.
If you are one of those people that forget everything when “in the zone”, it can be all too easy to forget simple things, like drinking enough. Until you have this down yourself, set reminders on your work phone or laptop. Make sure to stretch every hour, especially if you work in an office. Set reminders to take regular breaks away from your screen, to eat, and to drink plenty of water. You can even get handy apps that can track how much water you have drunk in a day, making it one less thing to worry about.
To make the most of your time when you have a busy life, you must stay mindful. Mindfulness is directly linked to good health, especially mental health. Your mental health is just as important and should be acknowledged as much as your physical health. This means creating mindful routines, perhaps in the morning before work. On busy days, even adding 5- 10 minutes in the morning to do some yoga, set intentions, or meditate, can help you stay grounded and feel more at ease during the day.
Get an Annual Health Check
When you are constantly busy, visiting your doctor may get put on the back burner. A private health check is a great way to check in on your health and make sure everything is fine. These checks can screen for diseases that are usually common causes of premature death, which can help put your and your family’s minds at ease.
Exercise is a known way of staying healthy, yet so many of us still don’t make the time for it. You should be moving and getting active for at least 30 minutes each day. If you don’t have much time, incorporate this into your daily routine, such as going for a walk during a conference call, or using your break to try out a new exercise routine.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle when you are always busy can be hard. These tips can help you to put your health first while still getting stuff done.
This post was written by Sophia Anderson and originated on Your Coffee Break.