Despite the hyperbolic tone of the expression, study after study confirms that excessive work, family stress, lack of spare time, and unhealthy habits pose genuine risks to our health.
Workers in various sectors feel they are pushing themselves “to death” in an effort to “have it all” in today’s fast-paced, always-connected environment.
Strategies for Creating a More Healthful Way of Life
1-Constructing a Sound Routine
Making decisions that support healthy behavior is essential for starting and keeping a healthy lifestyle. However, despite the fact that most of us are aware that we are responsible for striking a work-life balance, research by the American Sociological Association found over 70% of Americans find it difficult to develop a workable and sustainable strategy.
2-Nutrition and Meal Preparation
The foundation of every well-balanced diet is proper portion control, the regular consumption of high-quality, low-calorie foods, and the practice of meal prepping for the sake of responsibility and consistency. Meal preparation tactics for the week include pre-planning multiple meals; packing a lunch from home rather than going out; and arranging the shopping list for the week’s meals and ingredients.
3-Maintaining Good Sleep Hygiene
The human body needs a good night’s sleep to function properly, and most adults need between seven and nine hours. The advantages of a regular sleep schedule and good sleeping habits are numerous.
- Recovering from the day’s wear and tear on the body
- Increased output
- Having less stress