By: Ciara Majkowski
We get it. You’re traveling constantly, eating while doing other things, and you don’t have time to hit the gym. The world is a fast-past environment and, if you don’t take a moment for yourself, you can easily fall behind on your health. Quick, unhealthy meals, lack of sleep, sugary drinks, and lack of exercise can leave you feeling sluggish. Not to worry, these five tips have been put together just for you: the busy, always-on-the-go person.
Five Easy Tips to Follow
Whether this is cardio, weightlifting, or yoga… just MOVE! Try this 10-minute morning workout before starting your day.
Drink Plenty of Water
Getting your daily water intake (your weight in pounds divided by 2 = oz. of water to drink) gives you energy, clears up your skin, helps digestion, keeps headaches away, and helps with weight loss.
Get Enough Sleep
Making sure you’re resting your body is important. Sleeping is your body’s way of resetting itself for the next day. Sleep helps improve your memory, maintain a healthy weight, gives you energy and better moods, and helps give you stronger immunity.
If you have time to watch an hour of TV, then you have time to meal prep. Meal prepping can save you time later in the week when you are super busy with work and don’t have to time to cook. Check out this Meal Prep 101 to show you how to meal prep and what you should include in your meals. Find some more great meal prep ideas here.
Travel with Healthy Snacks
Snacks filled with more protein and less sugar will fill you up longer and prevent cravings and mid-day crashes. Try grabbing ideas from the list on the left!
Remember: Be Strong Like a Bull
Give Sugar the Boot
Replace sugary drinks with natural fruit juice, tea, and water
Try deep breathing and meditation to reduce stress
Pile on Vitamin-Rich Foods
Mushrooms, avocados, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale, and cabbage, get your vitamins A, B6, C, D, and zinc.
Start small and slowly aim to get up to 30 minutes of exercise a day. HIT workouts, like the one pictured at the right, are designed to target each muscle group on different days. This is a great way to get in a workout when you wake up or right before bed.
Studies show exercise:
- Improves your mood and reduces depression, stress, and anxiety
- Gives you more energy and helps keep you focused
- Promotes better sleep and helps you relax
- Strengthens and boosts your immune system
- Sharpens your memory and helps with learning
Get 7-9 hours of sleep a night, laugh more, build strong relationships with friends and family, and get some sun.