No matter how busy you are, it’s important that you get at least that minuscule minimum number of active minutes each week. Take care of yourself no matter how busy you get. Take an hour of your day to roughly plan out for the long day ahead!
- Walk around during work
Contrary to popular opinion, walking is an extremely good form of exercising. The best part about it is you don’t have to make as much of a conscious effort to reap the health benefits. You don’t really even need to plan ahead: Just do it.
- Get as much sleep as you can
We’ve all heard about getting eight hours of sleep. Do it. It’ll boost your mood and productivity throughout the day. When you’re going to sleep, it may be tempting to wind down in front of the TV or check Twitter for the trillionth time before nodding off. But knock it off. Read a book. Color. Do something without electronics. Why? Your phone or computer’s artificial light – known as blue light – can throw off your sleep schedule and may lead to up to an hour of lost sleep each night.
- Eat your veggies
Vegetables provide lots of nutrients that your body loves, are low in calories, fill you up thanks to all that fiber. And no – pizza and French fries do not count! Be real with yourself. If you INSIST you are too busy to cook and you MUST eat out, you know there will be some sort of healthy option wherever you go.
- Slug water all day, every day
Studies have shown that drinking water will increase your energy, promote weight loss and flush out toxins. Get a durable water bottle, and take it with you wherever you go: to work, on a run or to the store.
- Meditate before bed
You could also try this when you get up in the morning. What matters is spending just five to 10 minutes a day to relaxing and centering yourself, even if it makes you feel like a hippie. Take the time to think about what you want to accomplish during the day, and think about how you are going to overcome any obstacles that come up.
- Exercise intensely a little over an hour each week
If you think people are staring at you while you’re doing laps around your cubicle, consider doing roughly 75 minutes of intense workouts each week. You can break that down to a little more than 10 minutes per day, or work out for 15 minutes each weekday. Go on a 15-minute run every morning before work. Lift weights at the gym for 20 minutes, three days a week.