Hectic can still be healthy, particularly when you plan ahead and include healthy habits in your schedule. Even though a hectic lifestyle can be stressful, it doesn’t mean you have to live with that stress. You can eliminate the hormones created by stress with a regular workout. Exercising on a regular basis burns off hormones created by stress that can cause illness and that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach.
Plan your food ahead and maximize the benefits.
Take a few minutes on the weekend to plan meals and do shopping. Planning healthy snacks is extremely important. Not only will you save time during the week, you’ll be able to eat healthier, too. Most people think they need to eliminate snacks to be their healthiest but that’s simply not true. Fresh fruits and vegetables and other healthy snacks not only boost your energy mid morning, mid day and in the evening, they also can provide plenty of nutrition and you steer clear from eating junk food.
Use your hectic lifestyle to your advantage.
Stop circling the parking lot for a closer spot. It’s often quicker to park at the first spot you find and walk a few extra feet. You’ll save gas and get more exercise, particularly if you move briskly. Quicken your pace when doing household chores, you’ll not only get finished faster, you’ll raise your heart rate and get some cardio workout as a benefit.
Combine time with the kids with exercise.
Most parents play with their children and spend quality time with them, but have you considered combining exercise with child time. You won’t be doing the same old routine but joining them in play. Red Rover, relay races and bike rides are all great exercises you can enjoy with your children. As your child gets older, shooting hoops and playing ball are also great. Active play not only benefits your health, it teaches your child lifelong habits that will improve his or her health.
You’ll stay healthier, so you you’ll spend less time at the doctor’s and less time in bed. Exercising regularly helps you stay healthier so you can get everything accomplished that you need to do.
You’ll have more energy and get things done faster, giving you more free time.
Spend a date night with your spouse doing something active. You’ll both benefit from the extra exercise and have some quality time together.
When you workout, you have a better quality of sleep and that can boost your energy level to higher levels. You’ll be amazed at how feeling good will change even the most hectic lifestyle to the most productive.
Eat, drink and sweat your way to your ultimate fitness goal. It’s a great deal of fun when you think of it as a game you can win. All it takes is the right mindset, determination and knowing the right moves. You can conquer the extra pounds and come out a winner, who also feels and looks fantastic. You’ll feel years younger, but also know you’re doing something great for your health.
Don’t diet but learn to eat healthier.
Diets don’t work. We both know that. They always end, sometimes late at night in front of the refrigerator and sometimes after you lost the weight you wanted to lose. You might think that losing the weight means the diet worked, but ultimately you go back to old eating habits and regain the weight. Even worse, sometimes you regain the weight and more extra pounds. Instead of dieting, learning a new way to eat will not only help you take off pounds, but also keep them from returning.
Eating healthier doesn’t mean giving up everything you love.
Eating healthier means making some changes or substitutions. Some may seem small and insignificant, such as eating wild or brown rice instead of white rice. However, not only do you get more nutrients, it’s also lower in calories. When you add all those small changes together you’ll be eliminating a lot of calories from your daily intake. Other changes might mean eating more frequently, but making those meals healthy. You’ll also have to be prepared to eat healthy snacks to keep hunger at bay between meals. You’ll learn to cook differently too, eating foods steamed, broiled, baked or boiled rather than fried. If you have a favorite food, you can eat it sparingly or learn to make it healthier and lower in calories and be able to eat it more frequently.
Working out and working up a sweat is another way to shave pounds off quickly.
Eating healthy lowers your caloric intake, while exercising increases your caloric output. When you combine the two, you have a dynamite combination that literally blasts pounds off your body. Not only does exercising regularly help you lose weight by increasing the calories you burn, it also builds muscle tissue. Muscle tissue requires more calories to maintain than fat tissue does, so you’ll be boosting your metabolism and burning extra calories 24/7.
Drinking plenty of water while you’re trying to lose weight not only replenishes your fluids after you exercise, it also flushes out the toxins in your system and helps you feel fuller so you’ll eat less.
Don’t forget one more important aspect, sleep. Staying healthy and looking your best requires adequate sleep. When you lack sleep, you’re far more tempted to eat something sugary for energy and that can destroy a weight loss program.
You don’t have to have a goal of weight loss to benefit from eating healthy, exercising and drinking plenty of water. It helps everyone look and feel years younger.
You’ll love how great you feel and how much energy you’ll have after you start a healthy eat, drink and sweat program. You’ll want to share it with friends and will be doing them a favor if you do.