Let’s face it, we could all be that little bit healthier in our lives. Whether it is with our diets, our habits or our fitness regimes, there are things we could all change. It is a good idea to have healthy habits at home, particularly if you have children as these habits can soon rub off onto them. It is a good idea to start a healthier lifestyle sooner rather than later as it can prevent you from getting illnesses or conditions when you are older and also enable you to continue to enjoy activities that you might not be able to do if you are not fit enough. While this is all in good intention, being healthy can be difficult in our busy lives. You can find that you forget to eat or grab a sandwich while the kids are having their own dinners. You could find that you smoke or drink as a stress reliever (if it gets out of hand look into something such as American Addiction Centers) or you might just not have time to exercise. If you are looking to be healthier when you have a busy life, these are a few tips that you can try.
Meal Prep for the week ahead
Meal prepping is a great way to ensure you eat healthily through the week and don’t grab an unhealthy, convenience meal. On a weekend, plan out what you will eat for the week, batch cook and then freeze it. You can then take out your next day’s meal the night before and put it in the fridge to defrost. This way you are saving time by not having to cook a meal from scratch, but are still eating something nutritious.
It’s also a great idea to make sure you start the day off right, with the best possible nutrition you can make use of. A simple, tasty and nutritious bowl of Growli Muesli can help you get started, as can boiling a number of eggs and keeping them ready to be peeled in the morning, alongside avocados you can slice and place on freshly toasted wholemeal bread.
When you wake up and know you have your meals planned for the day, you’re much more likely to keep on top of health eating habits without falling into fast food or other conveniences.
Get up a little earlier to exercise
While no one particularly likes early mornings, it is a good idea to try and squeeze one in when you can. Why not get up just half an hour earlier and do a workout? It could be a quick jog around the block or some yoga in your front room. The type of workout that you choose doesn’t matter, it is just important that you get yourself moving a little bit more every day.
Keeping your mind healthy is just as important as your body. It is a good idea to practice mindfulness such as journaling or meditation to get rid of any negative thoughts and keep your mind healthy. Take some time every day just to be yourself and have some peace where you can organise your thoughts. This could be a nice bubble bath, reading a book, or cooking – whatever you find is a good way to destress.
These are just a few ways that you can be healthier when you have a busy life. It can feel difficult to do but is certainly not impossible. If you are looking to implement these, just small changes can make a real difference to your overall health and wellbeing and you are sure to notice them in no time.