Maintaining a healthy diet, stable weight, and consistent exercise regime is incredibly important for your fertility and overall health. However, with long commutes, limited time, and increasing work hours it can be difficult to prioritise these things and stick to a regime.
Maintaining a healthy diet, stable weight, and consistent exercise regime is incredibly important for your fertility and overall health. However, with long commutes, limited time, and increasing work hours it can be difficult to prioritise these things and stick to a regime. Here are some simple and relatively easy ways to stay healthy without spending hours in the gym or preparing balanced weekly menus.
Look at Subscription Boxes
Food subscription boxes are one of the latest trends to help people consume less processed food and eat a more varied diet. Rather than relying on ready meals which contain a huge amount of unnecessary additives, subscription boxes allow you to cook from scratch without having to pre-plan your meals or spend any additional time grocery shopping. There are huge number of options available, from more gourmet boxes that include experimental cuisine through to simpler boxes that just incorporate a variety of fresh vegetables and unprocessed meats.
Walking is an excellent form of exercise and is easily incorporated into your day, especially now that the evenings are getting lighter and the weather is warmer. It can even be a form of stress relief. You can get off the underground a few stops early if you have time to wander to your destination, go out for a walk during your lunch break, or put on some music and go for a brief walk after work. Typically, people should aim for 10,000 steps per day , but 52% of British adults only walk 2,000 due to a sedentary lifestyle.
Keep an Alcohol Diary
The UK Chief Medical Officer recommends that adults do not drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week – this is equivalent to 6 glasses of wine, 6 prints of lager or ale, or 5 pints of cider. However, many adults do not keep a close eye on their consumption – keeping an alcohol diary in the notes section of your phone or even using an app can help you monitor your intake and ensure that you are not risking your fertility.