Staying Healthy on the Go

by | Jun 16, 2021 | Health and Wellness, Healthy living | 13 comments

Let’s face it, most of us are on the go every single day. We have families, jobs, pets, and many demands on our time. I’m newly married, in the process of launching three new businesses, and a dog mom of three, which means I’m on the go often. Being on the go, however, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice good, healthy food! God gave us these bodies, and it’s our job to take care of them.

Snack time! One way I try to eat healthy on the go is by having hearty snacks readily available. I keep snacks like protein bars, nuts, jerky sticks in my purse and in my car so I always have a healthy option. Choosing healthy snacks to munch on throughout the day helps me not overindulge on unhealthy options, as well as fuels me to stay focused and motivated throughout the day. Stock up on your favorite healthy snacks and keep them in close reach, so they are always easily accessible no matter where you are.

Get Active. I understand how hard it can be to make exercise a part of your routine when you’re already being pulled in so many directions. Doing your job with excellence, making time for those you love, taking care of a home, and many other things can take priority. But I find that when I make time for myself to get some endorphins going, even if it’s for 15 minutes a day, it allows me to be a better spouse, a better businesswoman, and a better friend to those around me. Working out doesn’t have to be hours of intense training! Some of my favorite ways to exercise are the simplest things like taking the dogs for a quick jog around the neighborhood or taking work calls while walking up and down the driveway. Even if you don’t have a lot of time, making exercise a priority will allow you to feel better not only physically, but mentally too, as well as motivate you to make better eating choices

Make An Appointment With Yourself. When I book a workout class or schedule a walk or a run with a friend, I very rarely opt out. So, I’ve started booking appointments with myself, too. I schedule time in my diary (yes, I actually write it down) to do a few workouts a week. Whether it’s pilates, a HIIT class, or a slow walk around the block, I know when I make an appointment to workout, I rarely don’t show up, so I’ve started applying this to myself, for myself. By making a commitment with yourself, not only are you prioritizing yourself, but you’re also allowing yourself to recharge. This is not selfish, because in the long run it will allow you to be more productive in your work life, personal life, and spiritual life! It’s no longer an option for me to not schedule an appointment with myself at least once a week; I always feel so much better when I do! I call this “Demi Time.”

So whether your schedule includes exams and classes, carpool lines, or business meetings, incorporating these three easy things can help you stay mentally and physically healthy on the go!

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