Unfortunately, this is a reality for many people in America, and also the world for that matter.
Most people work really busy office jobs that leave little time to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Your #1 priority at work is to work, work, work, and then work some more.
Some people even prefer to work on their lunch hour because of the supposed lack of time to accomplish much in your given time slot, which has increased to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for many people. Gone are the 9-5 days!
But because you work so much, your health suffers. You often turn to disgusting fast-food and microwave meals that contain more chemicals than mustard gas, leading one to perhaps mustard gas over this science experiment food you’re forced to eat out of pure necessity.
Sitting down all day and eating poorly are surefire ways to an early grave.
So how do you manage a healthy lifestyle with such a busy job?
Prepare Your Meals the Night Before Work
Not only does this allow you to prepare meals that are incredibly healthy for you, but it also allows you to just wake up, grab your lunch, and be on the go.
This allows you to keep your current lifestyle in check. Having to wake up 20 minutes earlier to prepare a meal would quickly get old.
Another plus to this is that this method of preparing lunch is most often substantially cheaper.
Your typical lunch costs roughly $10. Add that up over a month, and you’re spending $200 per month on lunch alone.
Using fresh ingredients bought in bulk provides meals that can be made for as low as $4 per lunch, saving you roughly $120 per month while also being healthier.
Bring Healthy Snacks
You really don’t need to munch on donuts and such every morning when you’re starving and waiting for lunch. Try eating an apple or banana instead.
Rather than feeling drained and out of energy, eating a healthy fruit like a banana has enough nutrients to seriously jumpstart your energy levels.
You may not even need another coffee if you eat healthy snacks before lunch gets there.
If you can’t survive that long, try combining a piece of fruit with some nuts or trail mix. Combined, these will help you make it until lunch.
Go For Short Walks
Going for a quick walk once every hour for a minute or two has been shown to reduce the chances of an early death by 30%.
Walking around for a minute gets the blood pumping again, reducing the chances of blood clots forming in your legs and other places in your body.
If your employer has a problem with this, show them a graph that shows the increase in mortality. That ought to shut them up!
With these easy tips, you’ll live a healthier life, and you won’t even have to change anything.
Don’t let your health suffer because of work!