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Fitting Healthy Habits Into Your Hectic Life

13 Tips to Get More Nutrition and Fitness into Your Day


8/14/2017 8:59:42 AM

2BDYNAMIC's SparkPage
We buy fresh vegetables weekly but keep lots of frozen fruits available mostly Our green drinks and smoothies.
8/11/2017 10:05:30 PM

MSTINA0519's SparkPage
I Love the idea but it is sooooo hard to do.
8/6/2017 9:12:57 PM

Thank you for the suggestions.
7/26/2017 12:17:51 AM

NASFKAB's SparkPage
keep frozen veggies on hand always
7/11/2017 8:33:39 PM

Keeping frozen vegetables on hand is a good practice to keep.
7/2/2017 9:31:56 AM

Great tips
7/2/2017 7:54:17 AM

HMBROWN1's SparkPage
If I didn't pack my lunch the night before it would be take out every day.
6/29/2017 2:14:51 PM

JVANAM's SparkPage
Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal,
and not in reaching it.
- Mohandas Gandhi
6/1/2017 1:32:22 PM

I need to remember to take the time to plan healthy meals.
5/23/2017 1:25:02 PM

NANASUEH's SparkPage
Being retired helps in doing a lot of the healthy steps. I couldn't have done it when working and raising a daughter.
4/1/2017 11:38:41 AM

MSLOUIE3's SparkPage
Great article.
3/14/2017 7:59:35 AM

That picture they use here cracked us ALL up, thanks for the laugh!!
1/5/2017 9:36:21 AM

GYMRAT54's SparkPage
Of all of these 13 tips, two don't apply to me. I'm already doing the others to some degree, some more than others. The habits already established are: I sleep at least 7 hours a night. I menu plan every week if not weeks in advance. I prepare my grocery list based on my menu plan for the week. I always cook in batches and portion my meals and snacks. I buy frozen vegetables and fresh fruit.

I know the winter time is the hardest time of year for me to get everything done. During the spring/summer and early fall, I do a great job of exercising at the gym three days a week. My energy level and desire to exercise drops off to nothing during the late fall and winter. So, over the next month, I will work on developing the following habits:
Drinking more water.
Since the roads make it hard to get to the gym, I will make time to exercise at least 10 minutes a day at home
Take a 10-20 walk outside every day.
If I find myself sitting a lot, set a timer to get myself up to take walk breaks throughout the day.
12/31/2016 10:14:46 AM

KPLOUNGE, you verbalized my current situation perfectly! We have arrived and finished this part of our life journey, and now what. Almost more stressful without the hectic lifestyle, how to pace an unstructured day!
8/22/2016 3:57:28 AM

KPLOUNGE- I faced the same thing when I retired so I took up quilting. It is a hobby I can go to anytime for a long time or a short few minutes. Maybe finding a hobby that can fill in the hours might work for you. Good luck.

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