As the world starts to open up and we spend less time at home, we might not have the time for home workouts and cooking elaborate lunches that we made time for this time last year. These days convenience often prioritises over nutrition, but planning ahead can allow you to keep healthy even on those days you can barely stop to take a breath.
If you’re constantly on the go, meal prepping can be your best friend. Allowing time on Sunday to prep your lunches for the week will mean you can get the nutrition you need, whilst also saving you money – as you won’t be tempted by fast food or a meal deal if you’ve already got your lunch with you.
Another tip is to have some easy meals you can whip up quickly, so that when you get in late from a busy day you don’t reach for the takeaway menus. Try and keep the cooking time to 20 minutes or less – usually less time than it takes for a Chinese to be delivered!
Take the stairs
Often the last thing you want to do after a long day is to head to the gym, so try and get exercise into your day to day life instead. One example would be to opt for the stairs over the lift/escalator or parking a little further away from the office to get a few extra steps in. If you have meetings over the phone, try pacing getting up from your desk and pacing around the office or better yet get outside if possible.
Staying hydrated is so important for our health, not only does it aid digestion and detoxify but it also boosts energy and allows for clearer thinking. Try keeping a refillable bottle with you wherever you go, as well as drinking a cup as soon as you wake up and before every meal.
Making time for health
Whilst these tips are to help you keep healthy whilst on the go, it is important to make time for your health and take a break from the hectic lifestyle every so often. Getting outside for as little as half an hour a day will not only improve your physical health, but help to relieve stress and improve your mental health, too.