The decision to live a healthier lifestyle can be made at any point in your life. The problem may come when you realize that you might not have the time to enforce this decision in your life. You will have to devote some time to take care of yourself, but not at the expense of your work, social life, or family life. It is actually possible to be busy and still healthy.
Make the microwave your friend with fast and easy meals like breakfast cinnamon quinoa, or 2-minute mug quiche. Healthy microwave meals will make it easier for your newfound lifestyle, making mealtimes less time to consume and complicated. Ensure you include iron in your diet to reduce depression or fatigue from lack thereof. Foods like lean meats, lentils, or oatmeal will keep your iron and energy levels elevated and enhance muscle strength enabling you to go about your day. Preparing your healthy meals on the weekend will make weeknights seamless when it comes to meal prep if you are too busy. Healthy snacks are your friend when you have a busy schedule. Find a way to include nutrients in all your ordinary meals as a smart and delicious way of multitasking. You can do this by adding vegetables or fruits to all your meals that way you are assured of a healthy diet regardless of your schedule. High-protein meals are effective in keeping you full for longer so you are less tempted to snack on junk during your day. Prepare a packed lunch that you can carry to work to help you make healthier food choices and save money in the process.
With a busy schedule, working out can be left on the sidelines but all you need is a maximum of 20 minutes or even less! Short sessions of exercises that are high in intensity will be more effective in this case. Exercising at your desk is another great way to incorporate fitness into a busy schedule. Some moves to try are crunches, shoulder shrugs or stapler curls. A quick morning workout can be a lifesaver considering how tough it can be to wake up earlier than you are used to. 15 minutes of exercise in the morning can be more reasonable than 45 minutes. A morning workout will also leave you feeling rejuvenated and energized for the day and as days go by you will find it easier to wake up to workout. Sneak some exercise into your day by running some errands or doing some tasks on foot. Take the stairs more often than you would opt for the elevator or park a bit further from your office for a few minutes of walking.
With a bit of creativity and proactive thinking, it should not be so hard to create time for healthier lifestyle choices.