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#189 5 Ways To Stay Healthy When You Have A Busy Schedule

By Rachael Attard, Updated Apr 19, 2016

I get it, you’re busy. We all are. But you don’t want your busy schedule to cause you to neglect your health. Your health should be a priority, no matter what your schedule looks like.

  1. Have Your Meals Prepped By Someone Else

I know what’s it like to be so busy and / or exhausted that you don’t feel like cooking, so you decide to get takeaway instead. I’ve done that before too. But there are SO many different healthy and fresh home delivery options available now, and you should definitely take advantage. Even if you just keep a few stocked in your fridge over the weekend or for days when you are more likely to get takeaway. It’s easy, healthy and tastes good too!

  1. Keep A Fruit Bowl Visible

Feeling a bit hungry and want a snack? It can be easy to turn to chocolate or junk food. But when you have a big bowl of delicious looking fruit staring you in the face, you’re much more likely to choose fruit as a snack instead. Keep that junk food out of sight, out of mind.

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  1. Prep A Smoothie The Night Before

Always in a rush to get to work in the morning? Skipping breakfast is a really bad habit. And so is getting takeaway for breakfast every morning. Make a healthy fruit smoothie the night before and keep it in the fridge so you can have it on the go the next day. My favourite smoothie is made from ½ banana, 1 cup berries, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 tablespoon chia seeds and 1 scoop protein powder. Yum!

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  1. Take A Water Bottle With You Wherever You Go

When you’re busy, you can also forget to drink enough water. I’m sure you all know how important it is to drink plenty of water! I honestly drink more than 3L per day. My trick is to keep a water bottle with me at all times – when I’m shopping, sitting at my desk, out for breakfast, catching up with friends, etc. I bring it everywhere.

  1. Do A HIIT Workout

You don’t need to spend 1 hour at the gym every single day to stay fit and active. HIIT is an awesome workout and can be done in less than 30 minutes. Some of my favourite HIIT workouts can be found here and here.

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Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.

After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.

Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

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3 comments on “#189 5 Ways To Stay Healthy When You Have A Busy Schedule”

    Lauren says:

    I used to prepare my smoothies the night before but then I heard they lose a lot of their goodness by doing that? Is this true?x

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      Rachael Attard says:

      Hi Lauren, no I don’t think so. Juicing does remove some of the goodness, but not preparing smoothies the night before :) xx

      Emily says:

      Hi,

      Yes I heard that as well, look into green smoothies- GreenStar slow juicer, the slower the veggies/fruits are blended or grinded the healthier, and less oxidized. Conventional blenders on the market are bad for us as the blend at higher than necessary speeds, the louder the blender/juicer, the worse it will be and are zapping/robbing us of most the nutrients and can actually be cancer causing. Look into it, very eye opening ;)

      Blessings on your journey to health and fitness!

      -Emily