Dr. Robert W. Horovitz, B.Sc., ND
1. Write down your daily schedule on a piece of paper consisting of working hours and other responsibilities. Highlight any empty spaces (if any) that you see on your schedule. Seeing empty time slots on paper can help you to identify specific times for advanced meal preparations as
well as exercise training.
2. Cook enough food to last until your next available time for meal prep (typically 2-3 days worth).
3. Pre-pack lunches the night before to avoid skipping meals the next day or making rushed early morning food decisions.
4. If a full out exercise regime can not be accomplished that particular day, don’t give up! Make a point of at least going for a 20 minute brisk walk every single day; it will help to clear your mind, cope with daily stressors, and ultimately increase oxygen flow which will help you perform tasks more optimally.
5. Pace yourself! If feeling overwhelmed drains you of valuable energy, stop and take 15 full out deep breaths (breathing 4 seconds in and 4 seconds out for a total of 8 seconds per breath). Often, people have trouble breathing with their diaphragm. Ask your Naturopathic Doctor about proper deep breathing techniques.
Often motivation and setting priorities are enough to get things moving. Once realistic goals are created, a Naturopathic Doctor can be of further assistance in providing specific individualized dietary and exercise recommendations. For more information on how Naturopathic Medicine can influence your goals towards Lifelong Wellness, book your free 15 minute consult today with Robert W. Horovitz Naturopathic Doctor