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Bring balance to your health—and your schedule!

Between the balancing act of work, school and family activities, staying healthy sometimes feels like a challenge, but you can lead a wholesome lifestyle without the battle. Making small insightful choices daily can lead to good health, without the fight.

make the Most of Your Busy Day

In the middle of a busy week, there's not always time to knock out every item on your to-do list. Instead of scrambling to answer emails during dinner or giving up your afternoon workout to run errands, try these simple steps to manage your day more efficiently.

  • Eat Breakfast

    Eating a morning meal will fuel your day and helps you stay focused. Try fruit, yogurt or oatmeal for a quick, healthy breakfast.

  • Schedule Social Media

    Instead of leaving social websites open all day, schedule breaks to check your notifications. You'll be less distracted with these sites closed, so you can work or run errands more efficiently.

  • Take Time to Relax

    Schedule an activity in the middle of the week that helps you relax. It will give you something to look forward to and keep you motivated.

  • Set Realistic Goals

    Set simple, attainable goals to improve your schedule, like aiming toattend an earlier exercise class or trying to tackle weekly errands on a single day.

  • Lunch on Leftovers

    Cook an extra serving of a healthy dinner to eat for lunch the next day. This way, you won't opt for unhealthy fast-food.

Tackle Meals with Confidence

Don't let the challenge of preparing a meal take the joy out of sharing food and conversation with your loved-ones. Try these tips to make meal time easier, so you'll spend less time at the stove and more time at the table.

Build a Meal Plan

It's easy to build a cost-efficient meal plan that includes family favorites. While the task may seem daunting at first, a meal plan keeps you prepared so you won't worry about dinnertime.

Invite family members to help you build a meal plan that includes their favorite foods.

If you're unable to plan three meals a day, start by making a weekly dinner or lunch schedule.

In addition to favorite foods, consider the cost of each healthy meal you make. If you find a crowd-pleasing dish that costs less, serve it more often.

Pick a fruit or vegetable of the day to include in your plan. This is a fun way to explore new foods and a simple way to make healthy eating routine.

Pack Up the Nutrients

From lunches to snacks, preparing and packing healthy foods in advance makes it simple to eat right on the go.

Prepare a double portion of a healthy meal and freeze your leftovers for a meal later in the week.

Make school lunches before bed and tuck them in the fridge overnight to grab and go during busy mornings.

Instead of buying sugary snacks, slice up fruits and vegetables and store them in individual containers for a healthy option, fast. For more flavor, include a dipping sauce like reduced fat ranch or almond-butter.

Don't Forget to Decompress!

Your mental health plays a key role in everything — from daily achievements to relationships with loved ones. Taking time to relax and de-stress at home allows you to enjoy every aspect of your life.

  • Eat Breakfast

    It seems impossible at times, but there are ways to consolidate that to-do list and slim down goals to make them achievable.

    • Multitask during simple activities. Make phone calls while cleaning, cooking dinner or taking a walk.
    • Keep several lists. Make separate lists — for your family goals, home-improvement goals and daily to-do's. That way, you can organize tasks more efficiently.
  • De-Clutter Your Space

    Simplifying your living space is a simple way to reduce stress.1 Cutting down on clutter in your kitchen or bedroom will help you find things easier and accomplish more, faster.

    • Tackle one space at a time. Clear the clutter from an over-filled closet one section at a time. Keep it simple and sort items into three categories: things you want to keep, things you want to throw away and things you want to donate.
    • Turn off the tube. De-clutter your thoughts while you work by reducing external noise. Turn off the T.V. or radio. If you work better with music, opt for low-volume soothing tunes.

A Healthy Tip

Plan TIME to socialize while getting things done

Instead of trying to squeeze quick coffee dates between appointments, take a friend along for errands like shopping for clothes or hitting the gym. This gives you time to satisfy your social needs while still knocking things off of your to-do list.