Three Healthy Habits for Busy Lives

Small changes can make big impacts.

BY VICKI MARTINEZ


 
 

There’s often a misconception that a busy lifestyle and a healthy lifestyle are at odds with one another. But there’s no reason for the two to be mutually exclusive. With a few simple adjustments, you can make your health a priority, despite a crazy-busy life. Here are three healthy hacks that can easily become habits, including suggestions on how to add easy-plant-based foods like Strong Roots into the mix.


 
 

 
 

Embrace the Snack Attack

 
 

When you spend your days in supersonic mode, it’s easy to forget to eat. Sometimes we simply choose not to because we don’t feel we can afford to take an hour or half-hour break. Although it may not seem like a big deal, skipping meals can affect productivity.

To keep firing on all cylinders, your body needs fuel. Not only does a lack of fuel affect your staying power, but it may also affect mental function, reducing your ability to stay focused or think clearly.


 
 

 

Embrace the Snack Attack

When you spend your days in supersonic mode, it’s easy to forget to eat. Sometimes we simply choose not to because we don’t feel we can afford to take an hour or half-hour break. Although it may not seem like a big deal, skipping meals can affect productivity.

To keep firing on all cylinders, your body needs fuel. Not only does a lack of fuel affect your staying power, but it may also affect mental function, reducing your ability to stay focused or think clearly.

 

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Healthy Habit 1:
Keep a variety of healthy plant-based snacks on hand and in plain sight. Keep easy plant-based snacks, like nuts, seeds and dried fruit, in a basket or glass jar on your desk. Or put popcorn, granola bars or veggie chips in a drawer you regularly open.


 

 

 
 

A Dynamic Duo

 
 

Have you ever been faced with the dilemma of choosing between your workout or spending time with your friends? Both are equally important for a healthy lifestyle. To preserve every moment of your precious time, try combining both into one activity.


 
 

 

A Dynamic Duo

Have you ever been faced with the dilemma of choosing between your workout or spending time with your friends? Both are equally important for a healthy lifestyle. To preserve every moment of your precious time, try combining both into one activity.

 

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Healthy Habit 2:
From regular lunchtime walks with friends or a meetup at the dog park to group fitness classes, when you combine exercise with social activity you nurture both body and spirit. Plus, studies show that you are more likely to stick to an exercise routine if you develop a strong bond with others who will hold you accountable.


 

 

 
 

Plan Easy Plant-Based Meals

 
 

Over the last several years, there's been a makeover of sorts going on in your local grocery store. The frozen food aisles are rapidly transforming into a wealth of healthy food options, becoming the new best friend of people on the go. Easy sides, like those from Strong Roots, and dinners are convenient, healthy and simple to store. Find recipes using Strong Roots products below.


 
 

 

Plan Easy Plant-Based Meals

Over the last several years, there's been a makeover of sorts going on in your local grocery store. The frozen food aisles are rapidly transforming into a wealth of healthy food options, becoming the new best friend of people on the go. Easy plant-based dinners are convenient, healthy and simple to store.

 

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Healthy Habit 3:
Buy in bulk. Rather than grabbing a couple of frozen meals as you fly through the freezer section, choose a variety and stock up. The benefit of frozen over fresh is that frozen foods can be stored much longer than fresh foods, giving you a convenient way to have a variety of easy plant-based meals you can prepare in no time or grab as you walk out the door.


 
 



For easy plant-based dinner ideas, check out these recipes from Strong Roots, ready to eat in 20 minutes or less.


 
 



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