Stress, chores, responsibilities, not enough time to sleep, no time for yourself, struggling to eat properly, and a general feeling of underachieving and fatigue. Nobody wants to feel like this but it’s all too common when you are busy juggling a job with family commitments, while trying to stay on top of running a home too.
You probably can’t remember the last time you actually sat down to eat breakfast, relaxed in a hot bath, did some exercise you actually enjoyed, or had some personal time to do just what you wanted to. If this sounds painfully like your life then it’s time to take a step back, and get things in order.
By introducing and maintaining both a healthy diet and a fitness routine which suit your lifestyle, tastes, and interests you can transform your life; and enjoy the many benefits these changes will make to both your social and your work life.
What is a good diet?
There’s no one simple answer to this question; after all, if you look at every country around the world you’ll see many of them favor quite different types of food and styles of eating; with potato, rice, pasta, beans and other items as staples, cultures where eating early in the day is normal, and others where dining mid-evening is standard. Some diets consist mainly of fresh and unprocessed foods, while others are based around convenience and speed – designed to be eaten at speed and quite possibly alone.
Rather than debate the benefits of high protein, low fat, or indeed any other kind of eating plan it makes sense to assume a healthy diet is one which does what it is meant to. If you have enough energy, you look well, you feel satisfied but not bloated after eating, and you are not gaining or losing weight then you are probably eating okay.
How about a good fitness routine?
The usual figures quoted recommend, (depend on age and current physical health), doing something which gets us