We’ve got good news for the rushing-around-ers out there: staying healthy on a busy schedule is easier than you think. If you’ve ever wondered how to be kind to your body when you’ve got 500 things to do, read on: we’ve rounded up some tips to make it just a little bit easier.
Keep an eye on your energy
Give your body a head start at keeping up with your hectic schedule by focusing on the energy-giving nutrients in your diet. Ensuring you’re getting plenty of iron, protein, carbohydrates and good fats will give you the oomph you need to show your day who’s boss.
Sneak exercise in
There are plenty of ways to keep your body moving without having to take an hour out of your day to go for a run. Take the stairs whenever you have the option, do small stretches at your desk if you work in an office, and try going for a walk during your lunch break, or before or after work. Getting that vitamin D is important too!
Cook quick meals
What we mean by this is, a quick meal thrown together at home is preferable to grabbing takeaways. Convenience is everything when you’ve got a busy life, but takeaways can be high in sodium, sugar and saturated fat, which isn’t great to have on the regular. Fitfood’s fresh prepared meals give you the best of both worlds – quick and easy meals delivered to you that are as healthy and nutritious as a home-cooked one. You can even sign up for a subscription so you don’t need to think about ordering the next lot.
Eat spicy food
Trust us – spices are the secret to adding tons of flavour without tons of calories, and it can even help your immune system out as well. Indian food is full of metabolism-boosting spices such as turmeric, cumin and chilli, and the bright colours of Mexican food gives you a heap of vitamins and minerals along with that fiery goodness. Fitfood’s Indian Beef Vindaloo is perfect for a spicy kick, and our Thai Chicken Rissoles get their bite from extra chilli flakes.
Bring your lunch to work
This is another one to save you money and avoid the fast food trap – bringing a pre-prepared lunch to work will make a massive difference when it comes to staying healthy. Fitfood’s meals work just as well for lunch as for dinner – you’ll learn to love your office microwave when you have these tasty options waiting for you!