Make Time for Better Health on Busy Days — Psinergy LLC
X
Menu

Make Time for Better Health on Busy Days

(Family Features) Fitting in time to exercise and eat sensible meals can be impractical, if not impossible, when the demands of daily life get in the way. If busy days limit your ability to live as healthy of a lifestyle as you desire, take charge by squeezing in fitness and smart snacking when and where you can.

Sneak in some exercise. Even on days you can’t make it to the gym, you can find ways to get your body moving. Forego the closest parking spaces and get in a little cardio with a walk into the office or while running errands. Skip the elevator and use the stairs. Swap out your traditional desk chair for a standing desk or a balance ball that lets you get in a little core exercise. Make a point to write down your fitness resolutions and stick to them.

Choose smart snacks on the go. There are plenty of snack foods available that prove you don’t have to choose between great taste and great for you – even when a busy schedule threatens to get in the way. For example, when you need a quick, healthy snack, make a clean choice like Stryve Beef Biltong, a meat snack with a few simple ingredients that is high in protein. Air-dried to retain as much of the protein and flavor as possible with no sugar or preservatives, biltong is just beef and spices. It also contains no MSG, nitrates, gluten or other artificial ingredients. Biltong also works in popular high-protein, low-carb eating plans like keto and paleo.

Drink more water. Staying hydrated is essential for good health, and since you can carry water with you nearly any place you go, it takes virtually no extra time at all. Proper hydration helps keep skin supple and your body systems functioning properly. Water also helps you feel full; in fact, people often mistake the body’s natural craving for more water as hunger. Keep a bottle of water at your desk and refill it often. If you have trouble guzzling at least 64 ounces a day, set reminders on your phone or computer to keep you on track.

Make meal prepping more fun. If planning an entire week of meals seems like a chore, make it more entertaining by sharing the duty with a friend or incorporating the whole family. Having meals and snacks ready to go for the week ahead makes it less tempting to grab quicker, less healthy options when a busy day sneaks up on you.

Carve out mental health time. It may seem counter-intuitive but forcing yourself to grab a few minutes of down time can actually make you more productive. Turn off or mute your devices and take a break. You might use the time to collect your scattered thoughts into an efficient to-do list or simply meditate to give your brain a break before you head to bed so you can wake up refreshed for another day.

 

Find more ideas for living a healthier on-the-go lifestyle at stryve.com.

 

 

Beef Done Better

Biltong on a wooden boardWhat is biltong?

Biltong is a centuries-old process of drying and preserving meat that originated in South Africa. It’s thinly sliced, seasoned beef that has been air-dried at room temperature, typically for 14 days. A good-for-you snack alternative to traditional jerky, Stryve beef biltong is 100% all natural. It has no artificial ingredients, colors or preservatives and is free from nitrates, gluten and MSG.

 

How is biltong made?

Step 1: Season. Lean slabs of top round beef are washed with vinegar and dry rubbed with a medley of simple seasonings.

Step 2: Dry. Seasoned beef is hung to air-dry for up to two weeks in a humidity-controlled room.

Step 3: Slice. Slabs are sliced against the grain into ultra-thin, extra-tender pieces.

 

FamilyFeature Article: #15013

SOURCE: Stryve

You Might Also Liked

Supporting the Immune System Naturally in Spring and during times of Fear A Tradition of Healing Soups: a Healing Soup for Fall A Tradition of Healing Soups: a Healing Soup for Fall 6 Tips for Keeping Anxiety in Check This Holiday Season “The Seasons are a changing”… 4 Simple Tips for Supporting You this Fall, Naturally. Diet and Nutritional Tips for later-Summer (7/23-9/7) and after the Seasonal Change from 7/7 to 7/23 “Feed a Fever, Starve the Cold”: What it means Recipe: Simple Cardamom Rosewater Rice Pudding

Upcoming Events

Feb
27
Sat
2:17 am 🌕 Full Moon
🌕 Full Moon
Feb 27 @ 2:17 am – Feb 28 @ 12:59 am
In the northern hemisphere this could be the Snow Moon because the heaviest snows usually fell during this time of the year. Since hunting is difficult, this moon has also been known by some native american tribes as the Hunger Moon. In the southern hemisphere, this is The Full Red[...]
Mar
5
Fri
7:30 pm 🌗 Last Quarter Moon
🌗 Last Quarter Moon
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 6 @ 12:59 am
Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on[...]
Mar
13
Sat
4:21 am 🌑 New Moon
🌑 New Moon
Mar 13 @ 4:21 am – Mar 14 @ 12:59 am
Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on[...]
Mar
20
Sat
all-day Venus In The Morning
Venus In The Morning
Mar 20 all-day
Roll out of bed early, and check out that AMAZINGLY BRIGHT PLANET emerging from the glow where the Sun is about to rise in the east. Watch the sunrise consume it, and be reminded that all day long, Venus is actually right above you, just not quite bright enough to[...]
4:37 am March Equinox
March Equinox
Mar 20 @ 4:37 am – 5:37 am
This is the date when night and day are most nearly the same length. If you live in the northern hemisphere, happy first day of spring! In the southern hemisphere, the vernal equinox corresponds to the first day of fall. Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on[...]
Mar
21
Sun
9:40 am 🌓 First Quarter Moon
🌓 First Quarter Moon
Mar 21 @ 9:40 am – Mar 22 @ 12:59 am
Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on[...]
Mar
28
Sun
1:48 pm 🌕 Full Moon
🌕 Full Moon
Mar 28 @ 1:48 pm – Mar 29 @ 12:59 am
In the northern hemisphere, early Native American tribes called this the Worm Moon because this was the time of year when the ground would begin to soften and the earthworms would reappear. In the southern hemisphere, we might call it The Full Fruit Moon due to the wide variety of[...]
Apr
4
Sun
5:02 am 🌗 Last Quarter Moon
🌗 Last Quarter Moon
Apr 4 @ 5:02 am – Apr 5 @ 12:59 am
Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on[...]
Apr
11
Sun
9:31 pm 🌑 New Moon
🌑 New Moon
Apr 11 @ 9:31 pm – Apr 12 @ 12:59 am
Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on[...]
Apr
20
Tue
1:59 am 🌓 First Quarter Moon
🌓 First Quarter Moon
Apr 20 @ 1:59 am – Apr 21 @ 12:59 am
Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on[...]