Staying Fit and Healthy With a Busy Lifestyle

A lot is asked of us in today’s society. We’re working longer hours than ever before, we have to keep our homes tidy, make sure the family is taken care of, and spend time with our friends. When there’s so much going on, it’s little wonder that it can seem like the time we have to stay fit and healthy is non-existent. But of course, if we’re going to be our best, then we need to have a high-standard of base fitness. So how can you make sure this is the case if time is at a premium? We take a look at a few ways below.

Eating Well

Being at your healthy best doesn’t necessarily — or only — mean spending an hour in the gym. It all begins with what we’re putting into our body. If you’re not eating healthily, then you’ll likely find that you have poor fitness even if you are working out a couple of times a week. One of the biggest misconceptions about eating well is that it’s time-consuming. This couldn’t be more wrong! There are plenty of easy to make, healthy meals that only require a few ingredients and take less than twenty minutes to prepare. It’s longer than it’d take to put something in the microwave, but you’ll feel much better for it.

In the Home

After a long day, it is probably asking too much for you to get changed into workout clothes, drive to the gym, and put in a long stint. If you think about it for more than a few seconds, you’ll probably end up deciding to stay home and have a night on the couch instead. So why not make this simpler, and cut out the driving (and the cost of the gym membership)? Invest in some gym equipment for the home, and you can work up a sweat without leaving your property. It’ll be easier than ever to get your thirty minutes of exercise, and it’s not like you’ll be missing out on anything. It’s more than possible to get an athletic look by working out in your house.

Throughout the Day

One of the reasons so many people are unfit is because they’re just using their bodies as much as they should be. We have pretty sedentary lives in the 21st century! We drive to work, sit down all day, and then return home to sit on the couch. And you don’t have much say in whether or not you go to work each day! So why not look at integrating some exercise into your day? You can park ten minutes away from the office, for example, or take the stairs rather than the elevator. Simple but effective!

On the Weekends

You do have some free time: the weekend! Instead of just seeing your friends at the bar or restaurant, why not engage in an active hobby together. A group hike can be super fun, and will also get your pretty healthy in the process. Give it a try!


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8 thoughts

  1. As an author, I love working out at home! I had a gym membership but I never went. But when transitioned to working out at home, I’m consistent and I love it! Plus, I’m not confined to anyone else’s schedule. When I’m stuck writing, or having a hard time forming the thoughts, I can do some Pilates, yoga, weights, treadmill, etc. and it’s enough to shake things loose and I can keep going. I LOVE IT! And prepared snacks–hard boiled eggs, chopped veggies, natural peanut butter next to my apples…great to have a go-to! Those two things have saved my fitness.

  2. Having enough time in the day to fit being fit and healthy in has recently become a struggle for me so this post is really helpful – thank you!

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