Friday, October 14, 2011
How to Stay Healthy When You Feel Lazy
We all have those days where we feel more sluggish than usual, a little less motivated, and all we want to do is lay around eating something indulgent. Here are some easy ways to stay on track when the laziness bullet hits you:
1. Make drinking water a habit. Many of us have a hard time remembering to drink water, especially when we're on the go. Before you get too dehydrated and start to feel crabby and tired, start training yourself to make drinking water a priority no matter where you are. Get into the habit of having a water bottle close by whether you are running errands or relaxing on the couch.
2. Food needs some thought. There's nothing in the fridge, you forgot to eat breakfast, and now you're ravenous. On your free days, don't throw your diet plans out the window. Keep with your normal routine; eating that bowl of oatmeal in the morning will get you on the right start and make your free day that much more productive.
3. Set a limit to your vegging. You deserve a rest, especially if you've had a long week. But that doesn't mean you have to spend hours on the couch. Since it can be hard to motivate yourself to get moving if you are sitting comfy, schedule something fun that you know you have to get to - dinner or a leisurely walk with a friend, or a movie date. You'll look forward to your plans and you'll be happy to get out of the house.
Have a wonderful weekend!