How To Be Fit And Healthy When You Are Busy

July 27, 2019

It is always like that — once you make up your mind and want to start exercising, suddenly you have so many things to do and then you finally give up thinking you will do that some other time. Busy people always have the wish to exercise more and be fit and healthy. But yes, it can be very challenging, especially if you work long hours or you have plenty of other things you need to worry about. However, being fit and healthy can also be managed, even if you are super busy, only if you play your cards right. So take a look at how you can achieve this while still managing to do everything else:

Plan your week ahead

One of the best ways in which you can actually manage to get something done is to plan it ahead. This might seem as funny and unimportant to you right now, but it can definitely help you. Every Sunday, before you start your work week, put on paper all the things that you have to do, along with a timetable. That way, you will find some time to work out or go and jog in the morning. It will also be easier to try and push some meetings forward or rearrange your schedule once you see it all in black and white, and this is why it is important to have a good planner.

Think about the food

Abs are not made in the gym, they are made in the kitchen. So, if you are busy, then it means that you do not have time to think about what you are going to eat, let alone cook something. However, it is remarkable how much money you can save by doing so, and also how much good it will do to your body. Namely, you can cook twice a week in the night, and have lunch for the next two days. You can always cook vegetables, for example. Bear in mind that the diet is very important for your workouts as well. However, you can always find best pre workout drink, which will give you all the nutrients that your body and your muscles need. Make sure to get the ones that are good for you, though, so it is always good to ask your personal trainer (or any other staff member at the gym), which ones you should go with.

Hydrate yourself enough

Hydration is very important, so if you are not drinking plenty of water during the day, this is the time to change that. Water is very important, as not only does it keep our skin elastic, but it also gives power to the organs in our body. It is still quite debatable how much water we should drink during the day, but you cannot go wrong by drinking 2 liters every day, so let this be the goal that you want to meet. You will see that your metabolism will get back to normal, you will not be so hungry anymore (as your body will learn to differentiate hunger from dehydration) and you will look much healthier.

Drop the alcohol

Obviously, you should bid farewell to the sugary drinks and snacks that you love so much. However, apart from that, it is very important to try and cut down on alcohol intake as much as you can. This is something that many people take for granted, but it is really unbelievable how much sugar an alcoholic drink has. If you do not want to cut down on alcohol completely, make sure to limit it to a drink a day (or less), and bear in mind which alcoholic drinks you are allowed to drink.

Get enough zzz’s

Sleep matters a lot as well. Not only is this important for your appearance (as you do not want to wake up early in the morning with dark circles around your eyes), but it is also crucial for your metabolism. Now, if you are a busy person then you are definitely paying the price by not sleeping enough, and this is something that you could try and change as soon as possible. Sleeping 7 or 8 hours a night is something that you should have as a goal, and even though it is easier said than done, it is not impossible. Calculate when you have to wake up in the morning and go to sleep according to that. Sometimes it might be good to incorporate the Amish Hour and turn off all of your gadgets — this is good for your eyes and also for your ability to fall asleep.

As you can see, it is not impossible for a busy person to lead a fit and healthy life. All it takes is a bit of devotion, hard work, and most importantly, staying true to yourself. Where there is a will, there is a way!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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