Plan ahead (It doesn’t have to be scary!)
A lot of people get overwhelmed with meal prep because they think it means spending hours in the kitchen and shelling out hundreds of dollars on fancy ingredients. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Meal prep can be as simple as throwing a couple pounds of chicken and veggies in your crockpot on Sunday that you can top a salad with, stuff in lettuce-wrapped tacos, mix into chicken salad, and more throughout the week.
Throw your concoctions into labeled containers in the fridge and you’re well on your way to staying healthy on the go!
Keep easy, healthy choices in reach
If being on the go means being away from a fridge, you’ll want to pack some hardier healthy options that can last in your bag or car all day. Along with fruits and veggies; I love both sweet and savory trail mixes full of healthy fats, natural sweetness, and energy-boosting ingredients. Click here if you want to see (and make!) some of my fave paleo snack mixes.
Avoid junk in the office
If you spend any part of your busy days in an office environment, you know how hard it can be to avoid dipping into the donuts in the break room and popping into a nearby fast food joint for lunch. Work is probably one of the toughest places to stay healthy on the go. Click here to see the pointers I put together for my clients who need motivation maintaining their health and fitness goals at work.
Make a few small changes
Being on the go means you probably eat somewhere that isn’t home at least a few times a week. Next time you sit down at a restaurant, opt for a side salad instead of fries and swap that soda or alcoholic beverage for water. It’s always nice to have a treat once in awhile, but if you’re indulging every single time you eat out, you might be hurting your health and fitness goals!
Near Denver? Click here to see some of my favorite healthy restaurants in Denver!
Move it, move it
Have a local appointment or just need to grab a few things from the store around the corner? Instead of hopping in your car—walk, run, or bike! The environment, and your health and fitness goals, will thank you.
Avoid the elevator or escalator and opt for stairs when you can. Not only will you avoid all the foot traffic, that little bit of exercise will boost those feel-good endorphins so you can keep checking things off your to do list.
Get back to basics
Food and exercise have a huge impact on how you stay healthy on the go, but that doesn’t mean they can make up for it if you’re neglecting the basics. Staying hydrated and getting plenty of sleep will both improve your health and fitness as well as help you immune system, improve your productivity, and much more!
I hope these 6 ways to stay healthy on the go help you! If you need help meeting (or making!) health and fitness goals that fit your lifestyle, click here to contact me and book your first session for free. I offer in-house personal training services on a flexible schedule to clients in the Denver area.