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Nutrition And Wellness For Busy Lifestyles

Jun 18, 2008
Most of us agree that we should eat better and just take better care of ourselves. With a busy career, family life and other commitments: your healthy eating and exercise often slips low down on your priority list. However, busy people can achieve positive results for their nutrition and wellness with a little effort and conscious thought.

The first thing to consider is what area of your life most needs improvement. Everyone is different and you'll need to look at what in your life could be improved the most. If you haven't seen the inside of a gym for the past year, then exercise is what you might want to focus on changing first. Or if you have a three times a week habit of eating fast food, improving your diet could be what you work on. Look at your daily life and ask yourself: am I making a healthy choice here? If the answer is "no" then you know this is an area to think about making some positive changes.

People often get in their own way when they try to change their habits. This is called self-sabotage. There are many reasons people choose to sabotage themselves. If you want to change your nutrition and wellness for the better, you need to understand if you are indeed sabotaging yourself in any way. Some may wonder what could be thought of as self-sabotage? You self-sabotage your diet when you buy the barbecued potato chips at the grocery store that "everyone" in the family eats (when in truth they are really your favorite) and then you succumb to the temptation of eating them. Learn about the ways you may be self-sabotaging yourself and help get out of your own way.

To improve your nutrition habits, an excellent option to choose is taking a regular multivitamin. There are many other additional supplements you may want to take (ask your doctor for suggestions), a multivitamin is an ideal step in the right direction. Packing fruit or trail mix for snacks when you know you will get hungry during the day is also a great nutrition habit to add to your daily life. Most of us enjoy an afternoon snack of some kind. Break your vending machine or coffee bar habit and you'll both save money and lose loads of additional calories and fat. Simply adding the fruit habit to your lifestyle can help you to lose up to one pound a day, depending on what type of snack you were consuming before.

For general wellness, busy people most often complain that they feel "stressed." Often they are making this situation worse instead of making it better. You can improve how your body reacts to stress and actually feel its effects far less than before. Many under stress turn to alcohol, nicotine or caffeine. Or they have trouble with their sleep and either sleep too little or sleep too much. Any of these habits will increase your sensitivity to a reaction to how stress affects your body. Improve wellness by cutting down on alcohol, nicotine and caffeine. Get regular sleep that keeps your physical body and emotions steady and resilient.

Busy people can make small changes that will add up to a great impact over time. Taking a fifteen-minute walk after dinner every night is an excellent way to get exercise and improve wellness. Fifteen minutes is a short enough time for most of us to easily accommodate. It is also enough time to get your heart rate up and improve your physical conditioning. Systematically a busy person can improve their nutrition and wellness to their great satisfaction.
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