How Young Professionals Maintain Their Health without Abandoning Their Lifestyle

Oct 10

healthy lifestyle for young professionals

In this day and age, lifestyle is a key part in any young professionals’ life. Most after-hour office meetings these days eventually come with some ‘extras’ like alcohol and snacks that are salty, and annoyingly rich for your taste-buds.

Sounds like a good time? According to the National Health Service, you can eat junk food and still maintain your health, as long as you enforce the motto: all pleasures in moderation.

Food Fortifies – Rest Restores

When you have a job that mandates flying to your next customer it’s imperative that you eat something healthy right at the start of the day. Following the downturn in the economy, the airlines have stopped serving meals to passengers. They are known to have substituted meals with snacks and highly processed foods.

Let’s be real! If time simply doesn’t permit a sit-down meal, you can always carry a selection of fruits with you. Maybe, you shouldn’t try this with a salad but there are several healthy fruits that you can choose from which can be consumed while you are ‘on the go’.

Sleep- who needs it?

Most professionals just keep trudging along, using caffeine and sugar, to replace their bodily need of sound and uninterrupted sleep. This is the period when restoration and retrieval of nutrients occur. And this is also the time when your heart rate slows and your muscles come closest to relaxing.

Relaxation

Relaxation means doing what makes you feel rested – and that certainly does not involve playing the theme park stress test. For example, try sitting on a beach or by a pool. Force yourself, if you have to, but jogging or taking a walk around the local park can improve the fitness of your body significantly.

It also helps your body recover from the daily grind.

Beverages Bestow the Gift of Life

Some of us don’t want to drink tap water, but bottled water is not a healthier option either. Water that sits in bottles in a warehouse can grow bacteria that you can’t see with the naked eye.

You have to have it though, so pick your poison.

  • 8 to 12 glasses daily
  • Moisture retaining fruits

Close your eyes and hold your nose while you enjoy at least 8 to 12 glasses of water in a day. If you get to the point where you cannot swallow another drop, increase the amount of moisture-containing foods, such as fresh fruits.

This should help your body retain the fluid it needs.

Alcohol does not equal to water, even with extra ice cubes. Keep your alcohol intake in check. If you can’t control the urge to drink, you must seek help. Alcohol addiction can creep up on you without you recognizing it.

Exercise

Exercise is not only important to increase your health if you suffer from a disease like diabetes but if also very much needed to maintain your current health. And with that I don’t mean running a marathon every few years, or overdoing it at the gym once in a month. Just walk every other day. You must also remember that consistent passive exercise is more important than sporadic workouts.

Additionally, don’t start a regimen that you can’t continue to do at least twice a week.

Sex- It’s Healthy

This is one area often omitted for a couple of reasons:

  1. Most people don’t need to be encouraged to participate in sex
  2. Some are too embarrassed to talk about it.

We all have a physical and emotional need for sex, but it is important to protect your health. In this regard it’s perhaps important to note that using a condom or abstinence is the only way to stay safe.

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