Staying Healthy When You’re Busy

This week’s BBR challenge is about overcoming obstacles and resisting temptation as you transform your life. A busy schedule is one of the most common obstacles people encounter, so here are some tips to stay healthy even when you don’t have a lot of time!

Prep Your  Meals.

We’ve been talking about meal prep a lot lately, but that’s because it can make healthy eating much easier! It’s an especially valuable tool when you have a busy schedule. Even something as simple as cutting up vegetables in advance can make a big difference. If you have a free afternoon, take advantage of it and make some of your meals. You’ll be glad you did when it’s a busy night and you don’t have to prepare a full meal!

Keep Healthy Snacks Around.

Having healthy snacks on hand is a great way to resist the temptations that arise when you’re hungry.  Greek yogurt, string cheese, nuts, fruit, and veggies are just a few great options that can be taken on the go. You can also keep a few packets of YES with you for a quick, delicious serving of protein!

Make Use of the Time You Have.

A lot of people think that if they don’t have a big chunk of time to work with, they might as well not do anything. But something is always better than nothing! For example, if you only have fifteen minutes to work out instead of an hour, don’t just give up. Put that fifteen minutes to good use and squeeze in a quick workout! A bodyweight routine consisting of push-ups, lunges, squats, and planks is an effective workout in a short amount of time. Even a short walk can make a difference. Make the most out of the time you have available and do whatever you can!

GET ENOUGH SLEEP.

Sleep is one of the first things to be sacrificed when you have a busy schedule, but doing so is a mistake! The most obvious problem is that you’ll be tired, which will make it more difficult for you to accomplish everything, but it also takes a toll on your health. Those who regularly enjoy sufficient sleep tend to have stronger immune systems and a lesser risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Sleep also leads to clearer thinking, better emotional health, and increased productivity. Most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night to feel their best, so make that a priority even when you have a busy schedule!

This week’s BBR challenge will end on Sunday, January 27, so make sure you participate here for your chance to win a prize. To stay up-to-date on everything happening during the Better Body Resolution, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!