How To Stay Healthy When You're Busy – LEAH ITSINES

How To Stay Healthy When You're Busy

If you're anything like me and have a super busy, crazy schedule at times, it can be hard to put your healthy lifestyle first. It can often lead to stages of poor eating, not going to the gym or exercising, feeling sluggish and feeling like you're in a bit of a slump.

Putting yourself FIRST and getting yourself into a good HEALTHY routine is so important, especially when you're busy. Here are some of the habits I use to stay healthy on those crazy busy days!

Plan & Meal Prep Your Meals

Meal prepping meals will ensure you have delicious, healthy options to reach for while busy and that you can have on the go – and it will save you the money usually spent on the vending machine or in the cafeteria!

Carry Healthy Snacks With You

Protein balls, trail mixes, roasted nuts, etc don’t need to be kept in the fridge, so they are perfect for keeping in your bag.

Get A Lunchbox

Okay, the last time you used a lunchbox was probably in primary school but promise you it’s still cool! Pack your lunchbox full of things like chopped veggies and dip, a wrap, fresh fruit and nuts. Put an ice pack in the lunchbox to keep your ingredients cool.

Stay Hydrated

Dehydration can lead to a false sense of hunger, which can lead to you reaching for those unhealthy snacks. Keeping yourself hydrated will not only make you feel good, but can help to keep those cravings at bay. I recommend bringing your own 2 litre bottle to work, to ensure you drink enough water during your shift. 

Quality Over Quantity!

When you're busy you need to your body to be functioning at its optimal to get through the day without energy slumps! Instead of getting quick take away meals, you should be fuelling your body with nutrient-dense foods and opting for those healthy meals.

I know how hard it can be to prioritise yourself when you're super busy.. However, it is extremely important to do so. Look after your mind and body so you can function at your optimal, each and every day!