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Slow Down, Eat Healthier

By Stephen R. Farris

Running. On the move. Always on the go. Life in the fast lane.

You might think the above mentioned could have something to do with being a track athlete or a race car driver, but it actually has nothing to do with either one. 

However, it does pertain to us as human beings. With our hectic work schedules, we're constantly running, or on the move. Add family or home life in and it seems we're always on the go. Trying to balance all aspects of our life tends to put us living life in the fast lane sometimes, especially when it comes to our nutritional needs.

Let's face it. We don't eat as healthy as we should be. We are bombarded with advertisements geared towards eating out all the time. Busy lifestyles have us taking the easy way out of nutrition and hitting up the nearest fast food chain offerings. It's no wonder obesity and heart disease, among other health illnesses is at an all-time high for our generation these days.

It's time to slow your roll, slow down your pace and take a good, hard look at the toll unhealthy and overeating the wrong foods takes on your body. So here's a few subtle changes you might need to take a look at.

Early to Bed, Early to Rise

While we might not always be able to go to bed early, we can still learn to rise up a little earlier in the mornings. That way, we don't feel as rushed to get to our destination, plus it gives us more time to eat something healthier before heading off to work or school. 

Break Time!

When shopping, look for healthy foods that can be used as snacks during morning and afternoon breaks at work or school. 

Prep 101

By now, you should know what you'll be facing the week ahead -- sometimes months even -- so doesn't it make more sense to pick a day on the weekend to do some food prepping? Usually, Sunday is the best day for food prepping. At least in your own kitchen, you can prepare healthy food items for your lunch break each day. You can store them in the fridge or freezer and pop them in the microwave at the office.

Talk with your local chiropractor. They can offer suggestions about nutrition and may even have literature available for you to take home and read.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mukilteo, Wash.

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