Given your hectic schedule, maintaining a disciplined exercise regimen and a healthy diet can sometimes be an uphill task. It is not definitely not easy under today’s work environment to juggle so many different activities, that call for one’s immediate attention and sometimes attending to your physical health is usually last on the list. Here are some tips that can help you to get the time to stay in top condition without having to compromise on good health and fitness.
A unique way of focusing your time on the things that you most value, for example being fit and healthy, is to make an itemised list of all the things you would like to accomplish in your leisure time, such as going for a brisk walk, jog or even watching your favourite television series.
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Once your list is ready, number each activity with regards to the priority you would like to place for that particular activity, beginning with number one and working your way down. Once you have done so, you will have a ready list of the activities that you most look forward to doing and one which is valuable to you. Make an attempt to try and fit at least one of the top two priorities every day, even if it means you are doing so for only 20 min.
Focus on quality and not on quantity
It is not necessary that you have to religiously exercise for more than one hour in order to gain its advantages and as soon as you become more familiar with this idea, you will be able to give yourself a regular slot to exercise every day, no matter how hectic and packed your schedule might get. For example, concentrate on doing at least 3 minutes of kettle bell exercises, 5 minutes of abdominal crunches and 3 minutes of lunges and squats. This short but intense exercise set can give you the same benefits as that of a one hour exercise.
Get creative in the kitchen
Slaving in a hot and messy kitchen is definitely nobody’s idea of a fun day, especially if at the end of a hectic office schedule you arrive home late and the burden of preparing dinner is upon you. To ensure that on such days you do not reach out for a unhealthy junk foods, learn some easy healthy recipes in advance that can be prepared without much fuss. For example, a steak made from lean turkey meat combined with a beetroot and feta salad is an awesome super healthy recipe that can be assembled in less than 15 minutes, or in the same amount of time you can make vegetable frittatas.
Optimally healthy foods
Almost every busy working professional has succumbed to some form of unhealthy and ‘vending machine’ kind of foods that can sometimes become more than just an occasional occurrence. Takeaway foods, pizzas, burgers and fries, Chinese take outs and similar such fast food options have become a norm in most of our daily lives, especially for those who are constantly on the run. To ensure that you are receiving the right amount of nutrition, keep your kitchen cupboards stocked with healthy foods that can offer you the maximum health benefits when needed. For example, your refrigerator could have fresh plump tomatoes, bright green spinach, fresh blueberries, and salmon, assorted dried nuts and seeds and a sprinkling of dried fruits at any given point in time that can help you to stay full and offer nutrition, especially when you reach out for a quick snack.
This article is written by Carol Pereira, a fitness and lifestyle enthusiast that loves blogging about her experience and knowledge. She is currently a consultant to the Pure Garcinia Cambogia Company, US Premium Garcinia Cambogia.