In our everyday lives, it can seem difficult to think about putting our health and wellbeing first. It’s not as hard as you might think to balance your everyday schedule with your own wellness scheduled in there too. We take a look at four non-negotiable areas that will help you stay well and how to fit them in when your schedule is out of control.
Planning your meals ahead of time is the best way to ensure you are eating well. Pack snacks for on the run, cook meals ahead of time and set aside 15 minutes to sit down and eat mindfully. Looking after your body, especially your gut health, is essential to ward off illness in stressful times. Give your gut health a head start with an apple cider vinegar (ACV) supplement. ACV promotes the balance of good bacteria in your gut, ensuring your digestive function works to its full potential. Apple cider vinegar and its positive influence on your gut health can enhance your mood, mental health, energy levels and creative output. It’s as simple as taking one apple cider vinegar capsule with a main meal to keep your health on track!
Drink more Water
It may seem difficult to fit in the recommended 2 litres of water a day, but it can be done without the hassle! Start with a luke warm glass of water in the morning as soon as you wake up, even squeeze a bit of lemon to help it go down easier. Keep a large bottle of water by your desk at work so that you can keep pouring glasses of water and not overthink your water intake. You’ll remain hydrated and focused to keep up with your busy schedule!
Getting regular sleep is a key ingredient in staying on top of your long list of jobs and remaining healthy. Put an alarm in your calendar for your bedtime and start switching off from using electronics at least 30 minutes before bed. There are a number of apps on your phone that can help manage your bedtime routine. Ensure that your day is planned out well so that your sleep doesn’t suffer.
Experts suggest that we should be aiming for 30 minutes of exercise each day. When you are flat out with a crazy schedule, this can seem almost impossible to fit in. However, this 30 minutes doesn’t have to be all at once and some of your everyday activities may account for some of it. For example, general household chores such as vacuuming or raking the leaves is considered moderate aerobic exercise. A 10 minute walk at lunch time will clear the mind and get your heart rate up. These small activities will help reduce stress levels, increase creativity and energy levels.
We hope these tips will help you keep on top of your busy schedule and maintain your health! Let us know some of your healthy habits in the comments below.