It can be very hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle these days. Between looking after the kids, working full time and any form of social life it’s a struggle fit in some exercise and healthy eating. However healthy living shouldn’t be a chore and with some simple changes you can create a healthy lifestyle that is easy to maintain. Here are some top tips you can start today.
Poor food choices often come out of being unprepared and nothing healthy on hand. If you don’t have much time you can always go for a meal replacement shake option that provides you with all your nutritional needs, like Optifast. Chemist Australia stock Optifast shakes which you can purchase online and have ready for when you are on the go. Or you can spend a few hours on a Sunday evening prepping all your healthy meals for the week. Whilst you need to invest in a few hours initially it saves time throughout the week as you no longer need to cook or wash up. Cook meals that are easy to prepare in bulk and can also be easily freezable. That way you always have a healthy option on hand should you run out of time during the week.
Pick up a social sport
Get your friends together and organize a social team for your favourite sport or join your local sports club. Making sport social not only means you make exercise fun but then healthy living also becomes part of your social life too. If you don’t want the commitment of a team sport then maybe organize a fun active day with friends like going for a hike, beach games or a friendly match of basket ball. Solo sports like surfing and skiing are also great social sports to pick up and are also very social. You’ll soon see all your holidays spent at the beach or up the mountain with friends.
Find the right balance
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is all about finding the right balance. Some people get a bit too overwhelmed as they think healthy living is all about cutting out the things they love. Being healthy means you can still go out and enjoy some wine with friends or have that desert if you want to, but it’s just not an every day thing. If you are going to be a little bit indulgent then maybe schedule in an extra gym session or have a few days of just eating salads and fresh juices, it’s all about finding the balance that works for you and can be maintained.