Tips for Even the Busiest Worker
You barely have time to make coffee in the morning, let alone make it to the gym. And let’s face it: visions of French fries and mozzarella sticks dance in your head as you hyperventilate on the treadmill for an hour. You don’t become fit and healthy by suffering through fad diets and spending hours at the gym. In truth, living a healthy lifestyle is simple; it’s leaving behind your fast-food and binge eating lifestyle that’s hard. Luckily, Miller’s understands you’re very busy, which is why we’ve compiled a few quick tricks and tips that will improve your health and happiness.
Anything in Moderation
If you restrain yourself to fruits and veggies you’ll set yourself up for disaster. Consider living by the 80/20 rule. 80 percent of your week eat clean and exercise (weekdays). 20 percent of your week treat yourself to a few cold ones and enjoy a guilt-free slice of pizza (weekends). This balance will keep you on track without depriving you of the foods we all love to eat.
Water is the most vital characteristic of a healthy lifestyle. Drinking water speeds up your metabolism, flushes toxins out of your body, improves your skin, and helps keep your key organs in working order along with countless other necessary benefits. Keep in mind the right-by-eight rule: have a minimum of eight glasses of water (in an eight ounce glass) each day. This doesn’t include beverages you consumer that require water such as coffee or tea.
Make a Schedule
Write a list of things you need to accomplish for the day, the week, or the month if you’re able to plan that far ahead. Label your to-do list according to its importance, so you’re able to effectively judge what must get done immediately, and what can be put off until tomorrow. Commit to making exercise a top priority for three days each week. It doesn’t matter which days, what times, or what you do- as long as you’re moving for at least a half hour. Go for a run, take your kids on a walk, play tennis, or maybe swim some laps. It will improve both your physical appearance and your state of mind.
They say abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym. While exercising will build muscle and improve your mood, what you put in your body is a good indicator of how your body will appear. It’s easy to reach for the nearest treat when those hunger pains kick in, but packing your food ahead of time will deter you from making this crucial mistake. Make your breakfast, pack your lunch for the office, and include healthy snacks you can eat throughout the day, do this all the night before and you’ll be amazed at how convenient it is, and how much easier it is to stay on track.
Incorporate Fitness Into Your Daily Life
Make small changes! Walk your son or daughter to the bus-stop instead of driving them; take the stairs at work instead of the elevator; instead of grabbing lunch with your friend, challenge them to a tennis match- these small habits really add up!
Miller’s insurance not only values you as a client, but as a person. Your health, wellbeing, safety, and happiness are of our utmost concern, and we strive to improve these departments of your life in any way we can. If you’d like to learn more about what we could do for you, give a Miller’s Insurance agent a call today.