There are those lucky people that seem to stay fit and healthy no matter what they do or what they eat. Unfortunately, that is not the case for most of us. Maintaining healthy life style can become quite a challenge nowadays, especially with a full-time job and a family to take care of. If you are one of those people who are struggling to find motivation or time to take care of yourself or simply don’t know where to start, following this information on healthy life style will come in handy for you:
Sleep more. No matter how busy you are and how many urgent tasks you have on your plate, you should never deprive your body of sleep, otherwise you are risking to develop serious sleeping disorder that can decrease your immune function, harm your brain functions by halting production of new neurons and increase risk of heart deceases. And, by the way, if you are trying to lose weight while not getting enough sleep all your efforts go to waste, because your body is in constant stress due to the lack of healthy sleep. So instead of watching “Late-night with Jimmy Fallon” set up your DVR and go to bed an hour earlier. The next day you will feel more calm and energetic and will be able to better concentrate on your tasks.
Eat less but more often. If you are one of those people who are starving all day and then come home and eat substantial dinner in front of the TV, I’m sorry to break it to you, but your dieting habits are a far cry from being healthy. To maintain high level of energy you should eat several times a day in small portions, so your body can process all the food easily and not turn it into fat. Healthy balanced diet should include all the nutrients, only that way you will be able to stay active and healthy. Don’t listen to those stereotypes that say carbs or fats are pure evil. Of course, there are fats and carbs that will make you loosen a couple of buttons on your jeans (fast food, fried and processed foot), but there are those that can supply you with irreplaceable vitamins, help you maintain a healthy completion, normal digestion and prevent heart problems (fruits, salmon, avocado, nuts). To avoid temptations at work always take fruits and vegetable salads with you; that will help you to go through your day and stay energetic and productive.
Exercise according to the plan. And now we get to the hard part. While establishing sleeping and dieting pattern is definitely not easy, making yourself work out is completely different story. “I’m way too tired today, I’ll start tomorrow”, “I’ll start on Monday”, “I’ll start next month”. Sounds familiar? Those are the most common used and the most lame excuses people use to avoid sweating a little bit.
I learned the hard way that one of the few things that can help you start and keep exercising is keeping to a strict plan. If it makes it easier treat your exercising process like a task you should complete. To bring your workout process to a completely new “professional” level, you can use task management software where you will be able to schedule your training sessions, track your progress and save useful information on new and effective workout routines.
Avoid stress. Working in busy office can mess up an emotional state of even the most calm and balanced person. All this paperwork, countless phone calls, Skype meetings, urgent tasks – that is what employees are dealing with every single day. To avoid all these troubles implementing work management software might be a good solution. It can help you reduce paperwork, automate and track routine processes. Such software notifies you when project date is due, so you won’t have to worry about missed deadlines.
As you can see, careful planning is the key to be success when it comes to healthy life style. And who cares that it’s going to take some getting used to; the result will be worth it!
Hi, my name’s Jannet Sparts and I’m working as an editor of Online Issues. I write for several blogs sharing my experience and observations. I have worked as a project manager in several companies. For the moment PM software is my primary field of interest.