15 Health, Fitness, And Weight Loss Hacks For Busy People
Here's the deal:
Regular exercise and a healthy diet and lifestyle is hard for most of us. Just finding the time to workout can be virtually impossible.
But what if you could maintain your busy life, AND eat healthy and exercise at the same time?
It is possible with our 15 health, fitness, and weight loss hacks for busy people...
- The number one rule is “don’t feel guilty”. If you’re spending a ton of time with your kids, or a job you passionately love at the expense of a two hour workout, don’t worry about it. You’ll find time for yourself, and a well rounded person is more dynamic than the alternative. I used to workout 1-1.5 hours each day, 6 days a week. This DEFINED me. Now I have other interests to define me, namely my kids and making sure they grow up right.
- Meal prep when you have the time.
- No time, use pre-made meals. Pre-made salads are a great alternative to cooking a healthy meal. Steamers are a great alternative to cutting up and cooking vegetables. Brands like Hello Fresh and Blue Apron are healthy and practical alternatives to cooking a long meal. Crockpots are also a practical way to cook without a large time commitment.
- “Workout” whenever you can. Take the stairs rather than the elevator. Take the dog for a walk. Walk or stand more at work. Lunge around the house rather than walk. Do a squat when brushing your teeth or playing with the kids.
- Use your own body as resistance for a quick workout. You’ve probably seen those infographics on sites like Pinterest that say do 10 pushups, 10 squats, 10 situps then repeat in 30 seconds for 10 sets. Do these, they work and its better than nothing.
- Do a quick workout on Fitnessblender.com. There are some great workouts on this YouTube channel and many that are just 10 minutes or less.
- Throw out all the junk food and crap at home you know you shouldn’t eat or won’t eat.
- Use a smaller plate to eat from. This is proven to method to reduce your calorie intake by potentially 20%
- Drink more water.
- Cut carbs as much as possible. When you have little time to stay healthy, cutting complex carbs like bread and pasta is an easy way to keep excess carbs from being stored as fat on your body.
- Always keep in mind, if you don’t have time to workout, make sure you eat as healthy as you can. It’s always better to be 1 for 2 than 0 for 2.
- Workout whenever you have time. If you can get out of bed early in the morning to workout, do it. If you only have time at 9:00 at night, do it.
- Read “The Power Of Habit” by Charles Duhigg. A great book with insights into a variety of topics, how habits influence these topics, and how exercise and weight loss is easy to achieve when you focus on a habit. Also read “Living With A Seal”, an easy and fun read that is arguably the most motivational book ever written.
- Join the community on Diet Bet (there’s a website and app). This site takes the popular weight loss challenge you may have participated in at work or with friends and makes it a convenient game where you can win money. You join with a small amount of money and see if you can win a pool of money by losing the most weight. It’s a fun and practical way of keeping yourself accountable for your health and weight loss.