7 Healthy hacks for Busy People
You start a day before the sun rises, race with time to reach work before your manager, and by the time you get settled your inbox is already flooded with emails. This is the reality of life for anyone working in a corporate environment, you have a million things on your plate and by the time you finish one the next few are already in the queue. Your to do list is mile long, the meetings never finish, emails never stop, bosses are never satisfied (you can uncheck that), your constantly strung on caffeine and by the time you reach home you are ready to crash.
When your schedule is this crazy adding a thing like Fitness/Health into it seems counterintuitive, but the truth is, small lifestyle changes into diet and moving your body helps you stay energetic and productive at work. By simply supporting your body with a healthy nourishment, you reap benefits like consistent energy, increased stamina, mental sharpness, stronger immune system and a strong body capable of tackling whatever comes its way.
Supercharge your productivity and take control of your busy life with these healthy hacks to stay on top of the work-life balance game.
Carry a Big Nutrition box
When you are on the go, meals aren’t something that is always available when hunger strikes. To avoid a state of hunger that could lead to mindless confrontations with co-workers carry a nutrient dense snack box along with you.
If you are going to be glued to a chair the entire day you are going to come across times of boredom and stress, and when these moments occur the common way out people take is Food. Stash conveniently packaged single serving snacks in your work bag, office desk, even in your home so that you can give your body enough fuel when those first moments of hunger strike and the cookies start looking like a viable alternative.
No time to cook healthy meal is an excuse that had sanctity decade ago. If you have the will to eat healthy and the time to order you will spend equal time in ordering a salad as you would in a pizza. Whatever the situation is it takes equal time to order a healthy meal online as it takes to walk to the nearest MacDonald’s for a happy meal.
No time to Workout: Try HIIT
In crunch days when time flies and the hours roll by too quickly and before you know it, gone is the time you had parked for workout. When the time slot of your workout window becomes squeezed, get the most of your workout routine with a High Intensity Interval Training. Instead of Going for an hour-long workout session with cardio, weight training, stress management go for a 15 minute high intensity run. HIIT workouts alternate between periods of moderate to high intensity to effectively burn fat, build muscle and endurance. Add to it you didn’t miss your regime which then becomes a habit.
Use technology for reminders
I forgot to drink 8 glasses of water, forgot mu hourly walk, forgot to eat my seeds, forgot to count calories; there is an application for anything and everything you want.
Simply Google “App for ___________” (whatever you need some extra support with), download, and set it up to your specifications. From Quit Smoking to Walk reminders there is an application and a wearable gadget for everything.
Sleep and Nutrition are equally important as work
With the busy schedule people live by in metro cities, it is almost impossible to find proper work-life balance. However, work-life balance is a journey not a destination; your performance at the annual presentation of the TV show lined up next week is directly proportional to your physical performance. A sluggish, tired person will not be able to display charm and spark on the day.
If you have got no time, the best healthy practice you can do to yourself is Real Foods and sleep the required hours. This will keep your energy steady, brain sharp, blood sugar in check and maintain your mental fortitude.
You come First
You can only give full potential of your effort If you are at full potential. A wounded horse will never be able to win the race in real life situation, he might in Hogwarts or a Hollywood drama but not in real life.
It seems counterintuitive with a never ending list of presentations and meeting, a constantly disappointed boss; but the fact of the matter is you have to put yourself first because you are your only and best asset in life. If you don’t have a sharp, focused mind, a strong, healthy body, and steady energy, how can you do your job effectively?
At first, incorporating these healthy hacks into your busy life takes a little extra effort, but with consistency and practice, these hacks will soon turn into effortless habits, allowing you to tackle whatever your busy life throws at you with ease and confidence, knowing you’re operating at the highest potential of your capacity.
Stay Raw-Stay Unshakable
Follow us on Social Media
Cover image courtesy: http://www.active8me.com