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How to live a healthy lifestyle on a busy schedule

Wellness - By Rachel Murugi
A healthy lifestyle can help prevent common ailments (Photo: Shutterstock)

With this economy, many people find it hard to put bread on the table forcing them to work more hours and more jobs just to provide for their families. These hustles will keep you under so much pressure that you may tend to sleep less, eat unhealthy foods and even forget to exercise.

With no time to cook, it is common to skip breakfast, eat junk for lunch and supper because getting into the kitchen seems like an uphill task. Thus you slowly become unhealthy and before you know it, you are visiting the doctor because of health problems. To avoid having to search for medical attention because of your health, try living a healthy lifestyle by practicing some of these activities so as to prevent these issues from rising.

Stay hydrated

Water has numerous health benefits (Photo: Shutterstock)

Staying hydrated is a must for good health. Therefore, ensure that you drink at least eight glasses/two litres of clean water every day. This simple task has numerous benefits for the body. Water maximizes physical performance. It also prevents headaches and may relieve constipation. It also helps clear your skin keeping you glowing. If you find that you don't remember to drink the minimum two liters a day, set an alarm to alert you that it's time to hydrate. You can also invest in two litre water bottle that will remind you to drink up throughout the day.

Eat fruits

Fruits are a healthier option whenever you need a snack (Photo: Shutterstock)

It is advisable that you try and stock up on fruits so that each time you feel hungry, but have no time to step in the kitchen, you can just pick a fruit instead. Bring some fruits for lunch at the office if you're always busy. This will help you not to fill your body with junk. Most of the fruits are low in fat, sodium and calories too. No fruit has cholesterol too making a diet filled with fruit intake super healthy. Fruits rich in fiber keep the digestive system happy. They also have minerals and vitamins to help you stay healthy and energized.

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A home-cooked meal will ensure that you eat healthy throughout the week (Photo: Shutterstock)

Since you are too busy at work or at home, try sparing at least one hour so that you can cook your well prepared meal. With no time to cook three times a day, you can cook a lot of food which you will eat throughout the day. You can even carry that packed home-cooked meal to work instead of ordering that fast food or junk while it's lunchtime. Aim to put vegetables in all the foods you cook because they are essential to the body. If you cook and store food in bulk earlier, it can also be of help because when you arrive at home late and tired, the food you prepared can get heated and ready to eat within a few minutes.

Sleep

Have a regular sleeping and waking up time (Photo: Shutterstock)

Lastly, ensure that you have a sleeping time and wake-up time routine even if you are busy. A good night's sleep will help the body relax, recover and make you ready for the a new day. Lack of enough sleep may lead to unhealthy conditions like fatigue which if assumed, may lead to death or severe headaches. When having job related stress, you are advised to get that ample sleep so as to balance your mood.

These are just a few natural examples of ways on how to always stay healthy even when you're living that busy lifestyle. Create a diligent lifestyle by following them and enjoy lifelong health benefits.

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