Trying to fit healthy eating and fitness into a busy lifestyle can be a challenge to say the least. Here are a few simple ways you can focus on health while things are hectic:
- Wake up earlier and get moving. Schedule time a few mornings a week to exercise while the kiddos are still asleep. You’ll get some automatic quiet time at the start of your day while getting the blood pumping. And, you’ll have more energy to keep you going!
- Make it a family affair. Exercising with your kids is a great way to spend quality time together while teaching them the importance of physical activity. Whether it’s dancing around your living room, going for a swim, or playing tag together, it’s a fun way to work out without the doldrums that can set in with repeated trips to the gym.
- Planning makes perfect. Spend some time every weekend planning out your meals for the week. Focus more on fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Many meals can be prepared ahead of time or made in the slow cooker to save you time.
- Portable goodness. Stock your kitchen full of healthy snacks you can take on the go. Nuts, fruits, yogurt, cheese, peanut butter and wholegrain crackers are all good options that will keep you energized throughout the day without causing sugar-induced energy crashes.