While leading a busy life, following health and wellness habits is really challenging. If you’re traveling or hanging out with friends, eating healthy and making time for exercise may not be on the top of your list, but you can keep busy while leading a healthy lifestyle. Here are five tips for even the busiest of people.
Make Meal Prep Easy
Setting aside time to prepare food when you know your week ahead is going to be busy will help you spend less time cooking during the week, which means you’ll have more time to hang out with friends.
Eat Satisfying Foods
Make sure your meals are satisfying and that they contain protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats, so you’ll feel full longer. When traveling, your routine and eating times are thrown off, which often leads to cravings and eating larger meals. If you’re hanging out with friends, bring your own healthy snacks like apples with peanut butter or homemade trail mix, to keep you full between meals.
Focus on How the Food Makes You Feel
Try and think about how the foods make you feel instead of placing certain foods off-limits. If you love cake or hamburgers, go ahead and eat them, but in moderation. Try and eat foods that make you feel energized and good.
When you’re tired, your energy levels will be low, it’s more difficult to concentrate, and you’re more likely to eat more foods to gain energy. Maintain a consistent bedtime and make sleep a priority.
Make Social Connections Through Exercise
Exercise helps energize you and it improves sleep. Do an activity you enjoy like hiking, biking, or swimming. Not only will you be getting great exercise, you’ll also be able to make connections with others. Exercise is even better when you have a buddy doing it with you.