6 ways to lead a healthy life no matter how busy you are!

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Life might be hectic as you grow personally and professionally, however that doesn’t mean we should fall off the fitness wagon.

Dieticians at Gurgaon’s Medanta hospital have a word of advice for those working. They say people often come to them complaining how they just don’t seem to have enough hours in the day to accomplish everything they need to do, especially follow a workout regime.

“When life gets busy, many of us end up sacrificing our fitness, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Even when you have limited time, by taking note of certain smart ideas, you can give your fitness levels a boost,” says one of the dietician Anita Jha.

Here are a few tips from her to help you lead a healthy life no matter how busy you are:

1. Drink water throughout the day: It’s great for your skin, digestive system, and circulatory system, and aids in weight loss and cellulite reduction. If you feel fatigued during the day, it’s often because you aren’t hydrated properly. Drink water throughout the day. You can put lemon in water as that adds a bit of vitamin C.

2. Cut down on caffeine: Sugar and caffeine dehydrate you and create energy rushes followed by crashes, which are ultimately energy-depleting. Substitute with drinks like green tea or 100% fruit juice.

3. Shift from refined to low-sugar food: Cutting back on the amount of refined sugar you consume helps reduce calories and weight gain Items high in refined sugar include most soft drinks, cereals, baked goods, and of course, candy and ice cream. Look for low-sugar or no-sugar versions of these, or simply opt for healthy snacks instead.

4. Binge on healthy snacks instead of fast food: When you are grocery shopping, pick up bags of carrots, nuts, fresh and dried fruit, wholegrain crackers, peanut butter. Having healthy portable snacks around will help you avoid bad fast-food options.

5. Take the time to plan healthy meals for the week: While shopping for groceries, make your purchases based on the meals you will make during the week. This will help you avoid relying on less healthy take-out or fast food choices.

6. Move at work: Do some body-weight exercises and stretches at your desk. Break up your day by doing a five-minute workout every hour. Set a timer and break up your workday by doing a set of body-weight squats, lunges, or assisted push-ups using your desk. Take the stairs instead of the elevator and walk to talk to colleagues if you can rather than emailing or calling.

If you make time for healthy habits, you’ll find yourself with extra reserves of energy that will lower your stress and help you get through life’s challenges. It can not only boost your mood, but help control weight, increase energy levels, and help prevent disease. So, play smart and live a healthy life in style!
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