Staying Healthy is a Chore!

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  1. candie33 profile image56
    candie33posted 16 years ago

    Staying healthy is so hard to do when i'm so busy ,how can i eat right? when i work so hard everyday an almost night?I need healthy natural tips,something that's easy and dosen't take

  2. Maddie Ruud profile image71
    Maddie Ruudposted 16 years ago


    There are lots of great hubs full of health tips.  Have a look around!

    A few that come to mind, from my own repetoire:

    Seven Steps to a Healthier You
    What Does A Healthy Diet Look Like?
    Recipe Database - Fat-Free, Low-Fat, & Sugar-Free

  3. Betty Jo Petty profile image60
    Betty Jo Pettyposted 16 years ago

    Keep a fresh supply of Fruits and Vegetables!  Not too much at once, because some of these deterioate quickly.

    This means trips to the store, but so does Milk, bread and ETC.

    To keep your blood sugars level, these things help.  Check with your Doctor nor his (her) nurse just what you should be eating.  Foods are important.

    Fruits and vegetables don't take long to prepare.  After getting used to eating these, you won't feel like you're starving, without heavier foods such as meat, potatoes (which, surprising to me are not too good for us). 

    Diets can be found on the internet, with recipes available.

    You need to know the needs of your own body, and family, before deciding on too much.

    That's my opinion.

    I'm Betty Jo Petty

  4. Gojiberryjuice profile image61
    Gojiberryjuiceposted 16 years ago

    I say congrats!  Keep up the great job - and yes help spread the word of good health smile

  5. SparklingJewel profile image67
    SparklingJewelposted 16 years ago

    When I still had children at home and was busy working in and out of the home, I planned my week to have one day to do some cooking and then freeze/store the prepared foods for the week, to pull out as needed. But I never have used microwave, so always gave enough time to warm them up. I have to admit, I was THE healthfood/fastfood connoisseur! There are a lot of packaged foods at the healthfood stores and sections of traditional grocery stores. My main staples were the protein mixes and frozen patties, to have along with my fresh fruit and fresh or lightly steamed vegetables and cooked or sprouted grains.
    Add a new kind of food each week or so and be patient, but consistent, with your changes.

  6. profile image0
    Renee Alexopoulosposted 16 years ago


    Some healthy snacks to keep at hand for people on the go...Nuts, fruits, and berries are quite portable. They are also better for you than chips and cookies.

    I always have nuts in my car. Almonds, walnuts, cashews, and peanuts. I also on my way out grab some berries or a banana. I always have my water.

    I do not eat all this while on the go. A little does go a long way.  These are snacks I eat regularly while I am out and about.

    I hope this helps,

  7. crazycat profile image41
    crazycatposted 16 years ago

    Well, of course. We need and must take care of body.

  8. Princessa profile image81
    Princessaposted 16 years ago

    Exercise any time you can.  There are lots of Pilates and stretching excersises that you can do at your desk, while waiting at the bus stop, while you are on the phone.
    Try to walk as much as possible, take the stairs instead of the lift and walk instead of taking the car. 

    Good luck

  9. stephhicks68 profile image85
    stephhicks68posted 16 years ago

    Great job, Candie, for wanting to get healthy!  It does take work and conscious decision-making at meal time and when making other decisions (park close, or walk a bit to the store?  elevator or stairs?)  There is so much information here on HubPages!  Take a look around and use search terms in searching for Hubs.

  10. Blogger Mom profile image60
    Blogger Momposted 16 years ago

    I wish I had more time or energy for exercise!  I'm trying to limit my mornings to fruit and then keep carbs at a minimum for lunch and dinner (not eliminating, just not eating a pound of pasta!) - so far I've dropped a few pounds in about 2 weeks.

    I've never been a huge fruit eater, but once I got used to it, I now like it more.  I just cut up a few different fruits and put them on a plate in the kitchen.  My kids and I just snack off of it all morning as we're going through our morning routine.  I figure if you're at work, it's just as easy to bring a few pieces of fruit from home and keep them on your desk to remind you to snack on those until lunch?

    Hope this helps!

  11. profile image0
    helenathegreatposted 16 years ago

    I heard a good tip today: "Take walking breaks instead of coffee breaks."  Every day when my mom has a moment, she drops everything, puts on her coat, and just walks outside.  It's great to get some sun on your skin (especially in winter!) and stretch your legs.  You'll definitely feel better.

    Also, I JUST wrote a hub about a simple thing you can add to your diet to drastically improve your health and the way you feel.  You might want to check it out!  smile

    And good luck on your quest... I'm working on it, too!

    1. Karen and Lesley profile image60
      Karen and Lesleyposted 16 years agoin reply to this

      Walking is a great idea - it's especially easy if you have a dog because they demand walking whether you like it or not.  Another good practice for instance is if you are going for coffee from the machine at work than work to the one that is furthest away.  I know that time is a factor here too.  But of course always use the stairs instead of elevators.

  12. Originplus profile image59
    Originplusposted 16 years ago

    I think it becomes second nature when you apply a good eating habit. Nowadays theres tons of junk food around us, that we indulge in easy picking. Once you get a custom to healty eating.

  13. gamergirl profile image89
    gamergirlposted 16 years ago

    I have a couple of hubs which I've written about staying healthy.

    My goal is to get back under 200 pounds.. I've been hovering at about 202 for three months now, it's just been too flippin cold to work out on my weight machine - it's in the garage.  But, now that spring is on us, I'll be in there every other day. 

    Try these out … emporarily … bout-Fruit

    The most important thing is to remember that you're staying healthy (healthy, not sticklike) so that you can have a better overall life.  You love yourself, don't you?  So keep on loving yourself by doing the right thing, instead of loving yourself with chocolate and Mt. Dew, like I do.  LOL

  14. WeddingConsultant profile image66
    WeddingConsultantposted 16 years ago

    Great post, candie.  Staying healthy and in shape is pretty important, I'd say!

    But boy, it's hard sometimes!

  15. Boss Number 1 profile image66
    Boss Number 1posted 16 years ago

    It is hard to stay healthy!  There are two components to increasing your fitness: increasing daily activity, & adding in exercise.  These may sound like the same thing, but one is adding in activity where you can, and the other is specific time set aside for exercise that is performed at a determined intensity level. 

    If exercise seems too hard to fit in right now, concentrate on trying to increase daily activity.  Park farther away from the store you're going to go into, use the stairs, walk around while talking on your phone.  Little changes can make a big difference. 

    Then, make rules for adding in exercise.  Do you have a favorite show every night?  Well, only allow yourself to watch it while you're doing something active.  If you have a gym membership, head to the gym and get on a machine while you watch your show.  If not, commit to jogging in place during the show, then doing squats or lunges or abs while the commercials are going on.

    Not sure you can do these things?  Sign up to help a cause.  Check out this hub that combines great causes with added activity. … -the-World

    Good Luck!

  16. ninaredza profile image64
    ninaredzaposted 16 years ago

    A lot of us are so busy with work and personal commitments that we sometimes forget to take care of the one most important person in our life - ourselves. I have a little tip for a busy individual who has little time to spend in the kitchen to prepare meals that's healthy.

    Once a week, preferably on a Sunday morning, take a whole chicken, add some spices and steam. While it's being cooked, cut up a big batch of raw vegetables (carrots, peppers, cauliflowers, broccoli, etc), put them in an air tight tupperware and keep in the fridge.
    You can then shred the chicken or cut up in small pieces and store some in the freezer and some in the fridge. You can make a variety of dishes such as these:

    1) sandwich using whole wheat bread
    2) chicken salad with low fat dressing
    3) fajitas with tortilla
    4) stir fry with a little soy or teriyaki sauce and sesame oil and mix with brown rice
    5) add to omelet for a power protein packed breakfast
    6) pizza with low fat cheddar & mozzarella cheese and use pita bread as base

    The list is endless. You can pack these to work. They are healthy and filling and take 5 minutes or less to prepare. Still hungry? Invest in a bottle of protein shake, add 250ml of skim milk and have it for a snack. It's complete in nutrients and low in fat and delicious!

    Hope this helps. It does wonders for me and I'm not a great cook!


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