Nov 14, 2017

The Secrets To Making Good Health Your Priority Without The Hassles

Nobody wants to be tired and run down. And most of us would love to have the energy, stamina, and strength to keep up with the kids! Of course, we’re all busy people. That doesn’t mean you can’t achieve that, though. You simply have to prioritize your health over some of the other things you do each day. Sounds selfish?

It’s not selfish if it means you’re fit and healthy. Your kids want to play with you. You need the stamina to do that. Your boss wants you at work every day and maintaining good productivity. You can’t do that if you’re at home in bed with an illness. And your partner relies on you to do your fair share of the cooking, cleaning and maintaining the house. If you’re not well, everything falls to them. These are just some of the reasons why it’s not at all selfish to prioritize you!

Automate Your Appointments And Prescription Refills
One way to make sure you always have the medicines you need and the health checkups you should be getting is to automate them. Use your phone or computer to set alarms and reminders about appointments. Most scheduling or calendar apps allow you to recur those reminders. You should see your dentist every six months. You might see your doctor every year.

Prescriptions can also be automated in this way. Drugs like beta-blockers, asthma medication, and hormone replacement are required for the long term. You might be prescribed two months of this. You can use online stores like eDrugSearch to find and order your refills. It’s quick, simple, and can be mostly automated too.


Pick A Fitness Center Near To You
Getting your body moving is important. While walking is an essential activity, you also need to work on muscle and core strength too. What’s your favorite time of day to work out? It might be the time you feel most alert and energetic. Or maybe it’s the time when you’re feeling restless and want to do something active? Now, where are you at that time of day? If you’re at work, pick a fitness center near to the office. If you’re at home, then pick a local place.


If it’s just around the corner, it takes no time to get there and no time to get back. You’ll be able to fit in a short workout whenever it suits you. Best of all, you’ll feel more motivated to actually get it done if there are no hassles involved. Aim for 30 minutes as a minimum. You’ll feel great for taking the time.

Of course, there are lots of different classes on at different times of the day. You might pick one that you really enjoy, regardless of when it is on. Think about how you can justify that extra time at that awkward hour. Now ask yourself why you should have to justify it! You go and get it.

It’s About ‘Me’ Time
‘Me’ time is so important for your physical, mental and emotional well-being. That’s what good health is all about after all. ‘Me’ time isn’t just about getting to the gym for a hard workout. It’s about all those beauty routines, the trips to the hair salon, and buying clothes that make you feel like you. Don’t ignore or sacrifice these things. Your kids don’t give up the things that make them happy. Chances are your partner is still making the most of the things they enjoy too. So why should you be the one to give up those important minutes each day?

There would be plenty of things you could be doing if you had more ‘me’ time. So why not commit to a full thirty minutes each day? You might take them first thing in the morning. Maybe you prefer the evenings after the kids have gone to bed. Why not take them out of your workday? Thirty minutes is not an unreasonable amount of time for a break, so take them!

You might meditate, take some time for Yoga practice, or just go for a walk. Perhaps you’ll dash over to the salon and have your nails done? Mix up the things you do during your ‘me’ time each day. Bubble baths, book reading, a music lesson, or online study are also worthy activities to enjoy.


Get Your Kids And Your Partner To Come With You
If you’re still worried about taking time out to prioritize your health, then why not encourage your partner and kids to come with you? Quality time with your family is really important. Too many of us struggle to find enough. Enjoying activities together that improve your health offers double benefits! You might try cycling together, enjoying a game of soccer in the park, or heading down to the swimming pool.

As a spectator when your kids are playing sports, you’re stuck on the sidelines, and usually shivering with cold! Why not become a coaching assistant and get actively involved in what they’re doing? It will certainly encourage you to get fitter, and you can learn new skills too. An active family is a healthy family. You can all support each other in improving your health and fitness while having fun. Plus, you get all that quality time together too.

Ask Your Boss To Prioritize Workforce Health & Fitness
Your boss expects you and your colleagues to turn up to work every day and produce great results. Productivity can be affected by stress, boredom, and ill health. So why not ask your boss to prioritize workplace health? You might produce a presentation detailing the benefits of healthy office snacks and activities.

Why not try a standing desk, or jointly fund a visiting massage therapist? Perhaps you can all enjoy a dancercise class together? If you’re active at work, it keeps the mind focused and the body energized. What more could help your productivity? Plus, it could make the workplace much more fun! You might become more productive despite taking half an hour out to focus on your health!