Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is easier said than done. With the dizzying number of demands faced by the average person on a daily basis it can become regular practice to skip workouts, overlook meals, and ignore signs of fatigue. While succumbing to these practices may seem inevitable this is absolutely not the case. With small changes that will only take minutes if not seconds to implement it can become infinitely easier to stay healthy. We’ve gathered five of our favorite tips for staying healthy on a busy schedule is and the best part is they only take 5 minutes or less!
With only 24 hours in a day, it’s sometimes impossible to squeeze in a full workout. But on such days all hope is not lost. For busy days when you can’t get to the gym take a few minutes to stretch instead. Put your fingertips to your toes, practice your splits or do whatever stretch you prefer. Stretching will get your blood flowing, release tension trapped inside your muscles and send a surge of endorphins to your brain, replicating the effects of exercise. The best part is you won’t even have to break a sweat.
5 Minute Impact Workouts
It’s not always possible to take out the 30 or 40 minutes needed to get a great workout at the gym but this doesn’t mean you have to forgo exercise altogether. A 5 minute workout consisting of simple cardio such as jumping jacks, running in place, or jumping rope improves heart health, increases blood circulation, and boosts the metabolism. These workouts can be done almost anywhere at any time and they require little to no equipment but the benefits they offer are endless.
One of the most important things that can be done to maintain good health is to stay hydrated. Water flushes out toxins, energizes muscles, aids in digestion, among innumerable other benefits. Unfortunately water often gets overlooked in favor of caffeinated and sweetened beverages like coffee, juice and soda. The average adult should drink around 2 liters of water a day but it’s often easier said than done. In order to drink more water make sure to leave the house with a full bottle of water. Keep a bottle at your desk, in your bag and in the fridge. The easiest way to drink more water is ensure that it’s accessible to you at all times. Make sure you don’t miss out on the amazing benefits of nature’s purest drink.
Track Your Steps
Often times it’s easy to neglect how little we exercise because we’re not aware of it. We spend most of our time at our desks, lounging at home after a long day at work, and sleeping. This leaves us with little to no time to stay active. Tracking the number of steps we take in a day is one of the biggest wake up calls we can give our self. Having a tracker will motivate you to take more steps, set a goal, and ensure that you are staying active.
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