Finding Time For Health

Even with 24 hours in a day, it can still seem like there isn’t enough time to fit in everything that you want or need to do, especially when it comes to making time for your own health. But think of taking care of yourself as what drives your ability to do everything else that your day holds – your job, parenting, community involvement, and more.
Higher levels of well-being, including physical, mental, and emotional, allow you to make it through your day more effectively and to experience less stress while doing so.

Here are a few tips to fit health into your routine:

  • Make it a family affair. Rather than feeling like you must choose between exercise or spending quality time with your family, gather everyone to go on a walk, or play a friendly outdoor game while you catch up on each other’s days.
  • Find a time that consistently works best for you. Explore what time of the day is most feasible for you to exercise or complete another healthy activity, such as meditation or reading a book.
  • Prepare for healthy meals. Plan for the week ahead. It could be as simple as chopping fruits and vegetables to have handy for snacks, or as involved as prepping full meals, saving you from poor nutrition choices when you are crunched for time.

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