How Can You Stay Healthy When You Work All The Time?

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You may think you’re killing it at work, but is work actually the one killing you? Try implementing these three simple changes into your daily work schedule to maintain healthiness, happiness, and super-star status at the office.

Start Small

In order to better your lifestyle, you must ease your way into it by making small — yet worthy — changes to your everyday routine. They can be as miniscule as eating an apple a day, or taking the stairs instead of jumping on the elevator. You’ve always got to work your way up to your end goal, or you’ll be left feeling overwhelmed and despondent.

By trying to go from nothing to everything on day one, you’ll be feeling miserable within a few days, plopping back on the couch and chowing down carbs while feeling more hopeless than before.

Don’t Diet

Don’t do it, because it won’t work. Simple as that!

Diets are both unsustainable and bring about unnecessary shame. If you’re on a diet and you “cheat,” you almost always end up guilting yourself into believing you’ve failed completely. Instead, keep your eyes on the prize: remember your end goal is to lose weight, not your daily goal of avoiding those apple cinnamon muffins sitting in the break room. Remember, anything is okay in moderation, so don’t diet because that places too much restriction on you when freedom to experience weight loss the healthy way is really what you need!

Convenience Is Key

Don’t make things harder than they need to be: choose a fitness facility that is near your work (unless you’re working in the middle of the desert, you can find one in today’s health-crazed world), because the easier you can get there, the more likely you are to follow through with your fitness goals.

When you snack, pack healthy options that you can eat throughout the day. Not having nutritious choices inevitably gives way to making poor last-minute food choices, like the sinister vending machine. Perhaps bring an apple and granola bar, or almonds and trail mix, instead.

 

Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.

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