Even with COVID isolation, we are all still busy. Whether you are home-schooling, working from home, or just going about your regular schedule, you’re still busy.
Often, it’s our health and fitness that suffer when we are too busy. If you aren’t taking care of yourself and keeping yourself feeling and functioning at your best, you aren’t able to take great care of anybody. Shared below are some tips that will help you take care of yourself in very little time.
Here Are 4 Health and Fitness Tips for the Busy Person:
Drink Enough Water
I know you hear this all the time, but it’s the easiest thing you can do to feel and look better. At a minimum, you should ingest half your body weight in ounces.
This will help keep your skin plump and all the fluids of your body flowing well. Even your digestion will improve!
I weigh about 160 pounds, and I need about 80 ounces of water per day. If you hate plain water, there are plenty of sugar-free flavored waters on the market.
Move Your Body
Doing some movement for only 30 minutes a day will help you feel better. What’s the best exercise? One you like and will continue doing!
And you can break that 30 minutes up! Just 10 minutes of exercise three times in your day will do it. Set a timer and walk around, stretch, do jumping jacks, do some squats – just move!
Eat Lots of Vegetables and Fruits
Vegetables are full of micronutrients, water, and fiber and they help fill you up. Eat lots! Fresh is best, but frozen and canned work too.
Fruits have a little more sugar in addition to water, micronutrients, and fiber, but still have lots of nutritional benefits.
Try to get four to five servings of vegetables and one to two servings of fruit each day. The micronutrients will help your body run, the fiber will help you poop, and the water is always good (see tip number 1).
Relax Your Mind and Improve Sleep with Meditation
Meditation really does help us. It trains our minds to slow down, lower stress, and to focus when we need to. The ability to focus and relax that we get through meditation improves our attention, ability to work, and ability to sleep.
You don’t have to start with long meditations. Even five to ten minutes per day will help. Use an app like Waking Up or Headspace if you need a guide.
Feeling better doesn’t have to be a huge event. Take small steps every day towards these goals, and I promise you will start to see and feel results in just a couple of weeks.
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