“A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.” -Tom Stoppard
In our busy lives, do we have time to keep ourselves fit? Perhaps not. We have grown up listening to Health is wealth. And so staying fit is as important as working. Exercise can be a major hack to keep our bodies and mind healthy and fit. Needless to say, the benefits of exercising are endless. Physical activity increases our stamina, reduces stress, improves mood, and decreases the risk of depression. So what should we do to be fit in our busy schedule?
Worry not, our research is done and here we are with some tips for you to be fit:
Drink a lot of water: I know a lot of people have said this to you, but its emphasis cannot be overstated. Drinking water has endless benefits. It provides oxygen to our bodies. Water increases brain power and provides energy. It boosts skin health and beauty.
Devendra Singh, who is an engineer, said,”I carry my water bottle with me, as I cannot go out every 10-15 mints just to drink water, So I keep my bottle with me and drink the water whenever I wish to, I am having health issues, so my doctor has advised me to drink enough water.”
Climb Stairs/ walk to co-workers: If you have to go to another floor, take the stairs. Avoid lifts. Try walking across the office to chat with a colleague, instead of sending an email. Someone going for coffee? Go with them. Your next meeting? Make it a walking meeting, especially if it’s nice out. If all you can do is stand up from your desk every half-hour and stretch, maybe walk around your office, then do that.
Eat meals on time: Most people either skip their meals or eat junk food, which is not good for their health. Make a habit of carrying a tiffin box while leaving for the office. Eating on time makes a huge impact on our health. If we are eating breakfast at 12 and lunch at 4 it can be unfit for our health.
Arjun, who works in an MNC says, “I always carry my tiffin with me. Due to the pandemic situation, I prefer to eat home-cooked food that too on time. I never delay having lunch. I carry my water bottle too so that I can drink water whenever I wish to.”
Sleep Well: Sleep plays an important role in your physical health but people nowadays work late at night. They do not have a fixed time to sleep. But seven to eight hours of sleep is mandatory. Sleeping improves our memory, keeps our health healthy, prevents cancer, reduces stress and makes us alert.
Priya, who works in a news channel, says, “I reach home by 7 after that I have my dinner, sit with my family members and sleep at 10. As I have to wake up early in the morning, I need enough sleep to relax my mind. That’s why I have a strict schedule of sleeping and waking up in the morning.”
Cycling to work can increase life expectancy: Walking down to the office or cycling can increase the rate of life expectancy, according to a study. According to the research, cycling was less prevalent, being mentioned by 8.5% and 7% of regular commuters for commuting and non-commuting travel, respectively, and by 4.8% of other participants. The study concluded that interventions that encourage people to make more use of public transport, walking and cycling could be more widely promoted.
Mansi, who is an assistant professor, says, “My college is nearby, So I often go to my college by cycle. Going to work by cycle is not a thing that one should be ashamed of. Due to my busy schedule, I don’t get time to work out, so in order to keep myself fit, I prefer cycling to work.”
Health, as they say, is wealth. Good health is necessary to carry out daily tasks. The most difficult obstacle when it comes to staying healthy with a busy lifestyle is time, or indeed, the distinct lack of it. By learning how to fit fitness into your busy routine, you can protect your health.