Easy ways to stay healthy while working full time

Easy ways to stay healthy while working full time

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When working a full-time job, it’s easy to fall into a ‘work, eat, sleep, repeat’ cycle.

Staying healthy and looking after yourself can soon fly out the window and start to feel like another chore to add to the list.

Now many of us have hybrid working styles, it’s even more crucial to keep your body active and not find yourself sitting down 24/7. Although it can often pose a challenge, exercising, healthy eating and generally keeping on top of your overall health is doable, even with a busy work schedule.

Taking the stairs instead of the lift, walking or cycling to work, and meal planning are all small changes that will have significant benefits in the long run.
Here are some other lifestyle tips you can accommodate to help you stay healthy while working full-time.

 

FIVE WAYS TO MAINTAIN REGULAR EXERCISE WITH A BUSY WORK SCHEDULE

Find new ways to travel to work
With many of us heading back to the office, why not explore new ways to commute? Where possible, look at walking instead of driving or cycling instead of catching the bus. This will not only save money on petrol or bus fares but will also keep you active.
Don’t just sit in the cafeteria
Do you find that busy workdays leave you with little time for a proper lunch break? Even if it’s just for half an hour, try and take a walk round the block, or find a picnic bench to have your lunch to ensure you get that bit of fresh air.
Keep your gym bag in the car
If you drive to work, keeping your gym clothes and equipment in the boot will encourage you to do a quick session before or after work before heading home.
Get a standing desk
Sitting at a desk all day is known to be bad for your health. Experts advise standing for 15 minutes every hour and a standing desk will help you do so, while keeping you productive.
Don’t just rely on motivation
After a long day at work, it’s often difficult to find motivation to get up and move. Getting a plan in place to regularly exercise will get your body into a routine and make it easier to hit the gym or go for a run. 

HOW TO KEEP UP A HEALTHY DIET WHILE WORKING A NINE TO FIVE JOB

Find yourself relying on fast food or supermarket meal deals every lunch time? This not only becomes an unhealthy habit, but an expensive one too.

Nutrition is a vital part of staying fit and healthy and this is usually put on the back burner when work-life gets hectic. Here are four easy ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle while in the office.

Pack your own lunch
Bringing a sandwich or homemade salad to work will not only save money, it will also ensure you know exactly what has gone into your food, encouraging you to make healthier decisions.

Start meal planning

Meal prep and planning will make your life much easier, especially if you have early starts and late finishes at work. Try to start with just a few times a week of meal prep lunches and slowly work your way up to more. This will allow you to save time and focus on other aspects of your life with the peace of mind you’re still staying healthy.

Surround yourself with like-minded people
Some experts say you eat what your friends eat. Try to spend your lunch break with people who will unintentionally help you out of your bad food habits.

Keep healthy snacks nearby
When working in an office space, it’s easy to fall into the trap of snacking on crisps, biscuits and other sugary treats. Replace these with fruit, healthy cereal bars or dried vegetable crisps. 

NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS TO SUPPORT A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

If you follow the basic, common-sense tips above, it will be easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet, even if you work long hours or spend much of the day behind a desk or cooped up inside a tiny office. Eating well, exercising regularly and staying connected will help you to maintain good mental and physical health.

However, if you are concerned that you may be missing out on certain nutrients or need a helping hand to relax and unwind at the end of a hard day’s work, then natural supplementation can help.

If you're stuck indoors for long periods, you might not be getting the exposure to sunshine your body needs to produce Vitamin D. This vital nutrient is essential for the development of healthy bones, joints, teeth and muscles. But if you don’t spend long enough in the sunshine, you might not be getting enough. A high-quality natural Vitamin D supplement will help top-up any shortfall.

If you’re suffering from stress or anxiety and need some help to relax and unwind, Nutri-Calm can help you stay soothed and settled during times of pressure. It provides plentiful levels of Vitamin C and B-Complex vitamins, which help to maintain a healthy nervous system and reduce tiredness and fatigue.
And if you are looking for an excellent all-rounder to give you a lift, then 5-HTP can help raise your levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin, which can lead to an increased feeling of happiness and encourage a well-balanced mood.

These are just a few of the natural, nutritional supplements we supply, which can help you to stay healthy while working full-time. For more ideas, browse our full range.

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