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A healthy lifestyle isn’t easy to maintain when you’re rushing between appointments all day and juggling career, kids, partners and your own needs. It can be so easy to grab for a less than healthy snack or even forget to eat at all!
The trick to staying healthy on the move is to always be prepared.
Five Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle on the Move
1. Eat Less More
Eat 5 small meals a day. This keeps your blood sugar stable, keeps you fueled all day long and also helps banish hunger (which can make you grab junk!). Prepare your meals in advance so that you always have healthy food on hand and NEVER skip a meal.
2. Be Prepared with Snacks
Always take snacks with you in your bag containing a combination of carbohydrates and protein. e.g.; a piece of fruit with 12 raw nuts or sliced apple, ½ sliced banana with 2 tbsp. almond butter.
3. Hydration is Key
Stay hydrated with pure/filtered H2O. Carry a bottle of water with you everywhere you go. It is vital that you make drinking water a VIP on your to-do list; it will keep you alert, looking younger and feeling fresh. Keep the coffee in the a.m. and stick to herbal or fruit tea in the p.m.
4. Eat Smarter
When you’re eating in a restaurant make the right choices. For example, avocado and crayfish salad, may come with a pesto and oil dressing so ask for it on the side and dip your fork in it before you load your fork, less dressing means less fat. Always order water and steer clear of appetizers like bread, meats and cheese!
5. Be Active and Get Out
Active Time Out –If your day is going from seat to seat then make sure you move in a beneficial way for 5 minutes at least 4 times in the day, take a walk, have a good stretch or just shake it out.
Relaxed Time Out –If you’re running from place to place make sure you take some time to stop, breathe and relax for at least 10 minutes in the day.
Just because you’re on the move doesn’t mean you can’t maintain a healthy lifestyle. Use this list to ensure you stay on the right track, even when you’re far away from home.
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