While it's hard to find time to exercise when your schedule is chock-full — read our tips on fitting in exercise when you're busy — it can also be hard to stay healthy on lazy days when life isn't planned down to every minute. If you're not careful, a whole day goes by before you realize that you haven't moved as much as you should or that you have no veggies left in the fridge. If you find yourself less healthy on lazier days, read on for ways to stay on track.
Make drinking water a habit: Many of us need to be reminded to drink more water, and that can be doubly true when not following a normal routine. 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.
Read on for more tips for staying healthy during your low-key days.
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 of 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.
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 and 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
Do you find it harder to be healthier when you're busy, or is it harder to stay on track when your schedule is free?