Are you so busy that you almost forgot to brush your teeth this morning? With your busy schedule, incorporating healthy habits into your routine is probably far from your mind. We’re here to tell you to START THINKING HEALTHY!
“But I don’t have time!” Nonsense! We have the perfect eight healthy tips you can fit into your busy schedule. It’ll be so easy!
1. Make Your Lunch Before the Week Starts
Don’t buy lunch – plan ahead! Before your week even starts, take the weekend to make your meals. It may seem time-consuming, but you’ll not only eat healthily, but you’ll save money!
Try grilling some chicken with brown rice and chopped veggies – it’s a simple, easy, and HEALTHY meal to eat. All you need to do is heat it up during your lunch hour, and you have yourself a healthy meal!
2. Always (ALWAYS!) Eat Breakfast
It’s called the “most important meal of the day” for a reason. Eating breakfast is vital to sustain your energy levels and what you eat will set the tone for the entire day. Be sure to choose a healthy breakfast that:
3. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
You know the drill: Be sure to drink at least eight glasses of water per day. Not only does water hydrate your body, but it’ll keep your energy levels high, limit your hunger, and keep your concentration sharp.
The simple solution to staying hydrated is keeping a stainless steel water bottle with you at all times. Boom. It’s that easy.
4. Don’t Sit All Day – Take a Walk
Stressing out because that deadline is fast approaching? Trust me: Sitting at your computer all day will not lower the stress. Take a brisk 20-minute walk. You’ll be surprised how much of a difference your mind will feel after a quick walk.
Sitting all day can lead to a slower metabolism, weakened muscles, and increase your risk of other serious health issues. Get up and take a walk! Your body and mind will thank you.
5. Put Fitness Into Your Calendar
Being the busy individual you are, you most likely have a calendar letting you know what’s on the docket for your day. Why not put fitness into your calendar?
It’s so easy to make excuses to avoid working out, BUT if you live by your calendar, putting a designated time to exercise will help keep a consistent fitness routine. I recommend working out in the morning to get it out of the way – no excuses!
6. Snack – The Natural Way
You’re on the go – go – go. So, it’s natural to grab snacks to help keep you going. Be sure to avoid processed and refined foods. Those packaged goodies are loaded with sugar, sodium, and artificial ingredients, which is not okay.
Instead, eat whole, local foods: fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, etc. Those are the foods keeping your body going and energy levels high.
7. Catch some Zzzzzs – 7-8 Hours of It
Sleep is so important! It gives your body the chance to wind down and recoup. Not getting enough sleep can have adverse effects on your body and may decrease your productivity in the long run.
Healthy tip: Turn off your devices an hour before bed to improve the quality of your sleep.
8. Keep Smiling
Be sure to contact our dental office to book your next checkup to keep your teeth and gums happy and healthy. You may not know this, but your oral health is directly linked to your overall body. Gum disease has links to heart disease, diabetes, and much more. If your teeth aren’t happy, your body isn’t happy.
Fit These Healthy Tips Into Your Busy Schedule
These tips are easy, right? Incorporate these small habits into your schedule and your body (and smile!) will thank you.
Are there any healthy habits you like to fit into your busy schedule? Share a comment below and let us know.
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