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Fitting Healthy Habits Into Your Hectic Life

13 Tips to Get More Nutrition and Fitness into Your Day

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  • I already so most of this,esp. drinking water. I never drink soda if I can help it. I could probably do a better job of planning lunch, since breakfast is the same set routine during the week and my hubby cooks supper I am retired so having too much to do is usually not a problem - too much couch time is but I did make exercise a part of my morning routine starting this past week (6 days and counting) . I think I am on my way!
  • My life is the exact opposite. Since I've retired, I don't live a hectic lifestyle. There is only so much exercise, just sitting, reading, watching TV/Netflix, talking to family/friends, studying the Bible, meditating, and volunteering one can do in a day. After those things, I find myself laying down to rest and then waking up at midnight; therefore, I might be getting to much sleep. I also find myself struggling with eating healthy or unhealthy snacks because I've nothing more to do. Maybe the sugar from unhealthy snacks bring on that sugar rush. So maybe we can have a conversation about retirement life-style and healthy habits as well...
  • I have nastered most of these suggestions, but sleep continues to be an issue. I have to work at that every day to get eight hours in. I function the best if I have 9 hours of sleep. Today, I could really tell the difference. I am already counting the days down for the weekend.
  • I really needed to read this article a second time. Great Article and definitely will be putting these tips to use!

    Thanks SP.

    Nola
  • This is definitely one of those, heard it all before posts, but most definitely needed to hear it again. Its amazing how we can complicate things that are as simple as being prepared, park further away from where you normally would. WALK TO THE SUPERMARKET.. Thank you for this Article. Definitely bookmarking as a favourite. :)

    #Reminders
  • For those of you who are busy with kids and get interupted by them while trying to do a video, CHASE the kids around the house! They'll love it, you'll get some cardio in, some laughter in and some great family memories. Then, if you wear them down enough and YOU still want to workout maybe you'll have some quiet time then.
    One day, one of my teen sons was experimenting with a new electric piano we inherited from Grandma. Two of the kids began dancing ridiculously, then I joined in. Then in passing by the living room, another kid saw us and came in. Then another one. Then another one...and soon all 9 kids and I were dancing, carrying on and laughing for about 30 minutes. It was a lot of fun and a great memory. Never let family responsibilities be our excuse. MAKE it happen.
  • The portable snack idea is good for those of us with family or friends in the hospital for a long stay. As an all day visitor, the vending machine is tempting and gets expensive. Our hospital vending machines have some healthy choices, but not all do.
  • I have learned that when I cook, whether for myself or my son, I cook enough for left overs.
    I love being the "healthy" one at work that always brings her lunch.
  • #2 is contradictory as green tea has caffeine in it. It may not have as much caffeine as sodas sometimes do but it doesn't fit the criteria of the statement. Otherwise, great article!
  • RAMZAN1
    Great article.Very helpful.
  • Good article with excellent tips to move toward a healthier lifestyle!
  • As is always the case with SparkPeople, it is great how these articles and tips always point towards doable changes...one step at a time, one day after another, gently.
  • Even if we have heard the comments, it's easy to put them on the back burner and forget to do the things we have been taught to do. There's some good advice...sometimes new things and other times, things that we have heard many times but need a reminder.
  • What a great article. It is encouraging for someone who is new to know that I'm already doing so many good things for myself. Things to consider are double batch cooking and preparing lunch the night before! I sure am one who is attracted to whatever is easiest, which will often reduce my cooking motivation! Great ideas.

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