As a career girl, you pack a busy schedule. Add to that if you are a mother who also travels to work. Your schedule might leave you with hardly any scope to take care of yourself. However, this does not mean you should ignore yourself. As Jim Rohn famously said – “Take care of your body, it is the only place you have to live.” Let’s look at some pointers about how you can keep yourself healthy even when you are working a crazy schedule.
Avoid Liquid Calories
Cut out all the sodas, sugar-laden juices, and energy drinks from your diet. Instead, replace them with water. As much water as you can drink. If water gets boring after a while, add some taste variation by drinking flavoured water (sugar-free, and organic). Try to cut back on your coffee and tea fixes as well. Keep them to a minimum and keep the sugar in them to the lowest possible levels.
Plan Your Meals Ahead of Time
Use your day off smartly to be on track with your health goals. Pre-cook food for the week in batches and freeze for later use. Narrow down your food choice to 2/3 dishes. This will allow you to cook in larger batches and save time. If you can’t stomach same meal for more than 2 days, then consider adding some smart time-saving variations. Planning your meals and pre-cooking them, ensure you eat healthy throughout the week.
A large majority of people are deficient in Vitamin D. Calcium and Iron are two most common nutrients women lack in. Our bodies need more of these than men, and so we are more prone to their deficiency. Another very common issue with women is thyroid imbalance. If you are having difficulty losing weight, brittle nails/hairs, unusual weight gain, difficulty falling asleep or any unusual symptom, do pay your doctor a visit.
Finally, your body needs 7-9 hours of sleep every single night. Most of us are guilty of treating sleep as a luxury. Putting work, family, and everything ahead of our sleep. Stop this right now! Make your sleep a priority. Occasionally you might have to sacrifice some sleep for some emergencies, but that’s the only reason you should sacrifice your sleep – for Emergencies.