Get Fit Daly: Fitness & Wellbeing Expert, James Daly, offers 5 top tips for a healthy, balanced lifestyle for you busy people working in events!
Achieving a better work-life balance can feel challenging. Especially when you’re constantly trying to juggle so many different things in life.
But nothing will change, unless you do.
So, it’s time to create a little space for what matters most. Some small day-to-day changes can really improve your mental and physical health, fitness and wellbeing.
Here are my 5 top tips for a healthy, balanced lifestyle:
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates
Think of your body as a performance car. If you’re constantly putting poor-quality fuel into your car, don’t be surprised if it gives you a poor performance – or worse – breaks down. The same goes for your body. A little more wholesome, fresh food and a little less processed, refined stuff can make the world of difference.
But it’s also important to thrive, not deprive. Make room for some of the indulgent treats that you enjoy because, in the long run, it will keep you going.
It could be a quick, early morning run, a light lunchtime stretch at your desk or a gentle after-work evening stroll. Don’t underestimate or overcomplicate the power of exercise and movement. Keep it simple and make it “doable”. Find what works for you because you’re much more likely to stick with something you enjoy.
It’s easy to find a constant distraction in our modern-day world. Technology is an amazing thing but we could all benefit from spending less time in front of a screen. Try switching off before bedtime. Go for a walk, read a book, have a bath or just enjoy some quality time with loved ones.
Meditation might sound like it’s not for you but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Thinking can be draining, especially if you tend to be an over-thinker. According to Headspace*, research from 163 different studies suggest mindfulness meditation had an “overall positive effect on improving anxiety and stress”. Just 10 minutes of daily meditation practice can prove beneficial.
At the start of this blog, I used the phrase “create a little space for what matters most”. That will only ever come to fruition when you commit to prioritising the important stuff. If you truly value your health, fitness and wellbeing, then you must prioritise food, exercise and downtime. Grab a pen and paper right now, write down your priorities and keep them to hand.
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* Headspace is a digital service providing guided meditation sessions and mindfulness training.