In today’s fast paced life, finding time to stay healthy and in shape can be difficult for anyone. With a slow economy, increased competition, stressful work environments, professionals today seem to carry their work around everywhere, or shall we say they are constantly haunted by their work.
It is the general consensus of all professionals that taking time of their daily work schedule to workout is a herculean task. It is so easy to forget that you have to take care of yourself too.
So, here are a few easy tricks to stay healthy while juggling a demanding career:
1. Try to have an early dinner
Consult any dietician or nutritionist, and one of the first thing they will ask you to do is make changes in your dinner habits. In most Indian cities, especially metros, dinners are rarely had before 9pm and often much later than that (depending on which TV serial the ladies of the house favour). Having a late dinner & going to bed right after means there’s little or no time for it to get digested.
So it’s only natural for you to get up next morning feeling sluggish & any thought of hitting the gym is quickly dismissed. You have a light breakfast to compensate for the heavy dinner you had last night. And the vicious circle begins.
Trick: So, have dinner early & give it some time before you hit the sack.
2. Just walk it off
Usually, when people want to shed serious weight, walking as a form of exercise doesn’t make it to the top of their list. But it should. Fast-paced walking, when combined with healthy eating, is hugely effective for weight loss. Ideally, one is supposed to walk 10,000 steps a day.
Walking can also helps prevent heart ailments, diabetes and high blood pressure as well. Besides improving your balance and coordination, it helps release endorphins that help lift your mood. You may have noticed, people who walk regularly tend to be much happier.
Trick: If you live close enough to your office to walk, forget about taking the bus or driving, and instead make your commute your daily workout.
3. Fully utilise your lunch break
We all know that none of us have lunch for the entire duration of the lunch break. The majority of our time is spent on gossiping, taking a cigarette break or just stepping out for a cutting chai.
Trick: And that’s a good 30 minutes smack in the middle of the busiest workday too! So make the most it & instead of heading out for a smoke with friends, opt for a short walk instead.
4. Find a fitness buddy
Everyone wants to be fit & healthy. So it’s just a matter of finding someone who wants to lose weight just as desperately as (or more than) you and getting them on a diet plan with you.
Your fitness buddy will be someone who shares the same goal as you and someone who can be a motivation for you and vice versa.
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5. Never compromise on your beauty sleep
You don’t need an expert to tell you just why a good night’s sleep is important. For professionals, it’s important to find a way to get more of it. Sleep will not only help you trim down your waistline but it will also help you enhance your overall health exponentially.
Trick: If need be schedule your sleep time like you would schedule important meetings and stick by it. Ideally, you should get 7-8 hours a night. You’ll feel fresher in the morning and you will perform better at work as well.
But you should always remember that just like your business, your body needs care and attention in order to properly function.
Don’t forget that in the long run, healthy people tend to be happier and more productive.