Finding Time For Your Health
by Alfredo on May 21, 2012 at 12:45 PM EDT

Today’s average person is filled with so many things to do on a daily basis and because of that, being healthy can seem like a challenge. Whether it’s finding time to work out or not having the time to make a healthy meal; finding time for your health can seem difficult, and eating unhealthy can become tempting because it’s easily accessible, affordable, and normally convenient for our schedules. Just because something isn’t convenient-like for most people it’s finding time-doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Rather than using excuses, be honest with yourself, the reason you’re not focusing on your health is because it’s not your priority. Most people can be healthy while being busy. I have here some tips on becoming healthier while having a busy schedule.

Find Alternatives to Your Food
Finding alternatives when it comes to your meals can be easy. When I mean finding an alternative, I don’t mean, change that pizza for a fruit salad-though that wouldn’t be bad either. Instead, find a pizza with fewer calories (or whatever food you prefer). When it comes to changing your meals, you can always look for a healthier option for that same meal. For example, rather than ordering a burger with cheese, I can choose to leave out the cheese, by doing that I’m also leaving out tons of unwanted calories. Also salads can become healthier and have less calories when you eat them without dressing, at first it won’t taste the same, but eventually your tongue will get used to it.

As mentioned earlier, you can always choose that yummy fruit salad over the greasy meal. If fruit doesn’t do the job to fill you up, try a bionico (Mexican fruit salad).

Make Your Workouts a Priority
Out of the 24 hours in the day, everyone has at least 20-30 minutes to spare for their own health. Whether it’s going for a walk or even doing indoor workouts, you can find the time if you make it one of your priorities. It all starts with being honest with yourself and being patient.

I used to come home at 10:30pm and for a while I’d say “I don’t have time to work out, I’m busy all day and don’t get home until 10:30pm.” Yeah, right. I had the time to come home and do anything I wanted for at least 30 minutes before I’d head to bed. Eventually, I stopped lying to myself and made it my priority to work out at night. As soon as I prioritized I started seeing better results. So find the time, whether it’s to go out for a walk, maybe a swim, we all have that time to spare.

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