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Don't Be Silly: Healthy Living Is Still Important If You're "Busy"

September 24, 2017

 

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We live in a chaotic world. The jobs of the current day are based in a virtual realm which means that physical labor is no longer necessary in the vast majority of work roles. In fact, the majority of job roles in today’s industry lead workers into quite a sedentary lifestyle, as they involve a lot of sitting behind desks and sitting in meetings. Even the commute into work most likely involves sitting in a car or sitting on a bus seat, unless you live close enough to your office to walk.
It’s no great secret that most of us are physically inactive in the modern age, but is it true that we’re all simply “too busy” to find time for a more active lifestyle? You work from 9 to 5, you come home, eat dinner, and then start again the next day. Everybody deserves some downtime when they’re not in the office, obviously, but there are far more ways to squeeze healthy living into your day than you might think. There are also far more hours in the day than you might lead yourself to believe. Here are some ways in which you can live a healthier lifestyle even if you’re a busy person. 


Dieting and exercising.
The two words which make many of us wince. You definitely don’t have time to eat healthily when you’re rushing into work each morning, and you definitely have time to work out when you’re sitting behind a desk all day, right? Well, perhaps that’s what you tell yourself, but healthy living shouldn’t be a chore. It should be a permanent part of your routine throughout the day. You don’t have to “find time” to fit healthiness in your schedule. It should be something you think about all the time. Maybe you could set off earlier in the morning, park your car a little further from work, and walk the last stretch to get in some exercise. Maybe you could go for a walk during your lunch break. There are so many different ways to fit exercise into your day - you might find that it feels nicer to get up and stretch your legs if you’ve already been sitting down for hours.
When it comes to eating, preparing a healthy meal (whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner) doesn’t have to be more time-consuming or painful than preparing an unhealthy meal. You might find that you start a more positive cycle if you eat more healthily; you’ll have more energy throughout the day, meaning you’re more productive, you get everything done more quickly, and you have more relaxation time. Eating organic food is important; it helps remove toxins from your body and you’ll find that this makes you feel far less “sluggish” throughout the day. 

 


Regular check-ups.
It’s so important to have regular check-ups with regards to all areas of your health. Even if you’re a fitness and dieting fanatic (whether before or after reading this article), we’re all human and we’re all subject to illnesses or injuries beyond our control, from time to time. Again, if you’re a busy person then you might find yourself canceling dentist or doctor’s appointments from time to time but it’s important to not put your health on the back-burner. You might want to speak to a dr online if you’re too busy to head to your local GP. It can be much easier to do so from the comfort of your home if you only have a little free time. The point is that you shouldn’t neglect medical advice if you’re having an issue or you’re due a check-up. 

 

Mental health.
Finally, don’t forget the importance of keeping your mind together. Your body can suffer from mental illness as well as physical illness but we’re not often taught about such issues to the same extent; it’s more of a “taboo” subject. Still, you wouldn’t ignore a broken arm and it’s just as ridiculous to ignore a broken mind. If you find that anxiety or stress starts to build up (whether from work or home life), it’s important to find a way to heal and repair. Take a few minutes here and there, throughout the day, to practice mindfulness techniques; that involves focusing on your breathing to quieten chaotic thoughts and calm down.
Of course, improving your physical health in the ways mentioned throughout this article will improve your mental health too. Remember that the mind and body rely on each other and you’ll be on your way to a much healthier lifestyle. 

 

 

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