Working as a copywriter is so rewarding in more ways than one, especially if your skills are exceptional. The convenience of working without supervision, managing your time, and earning from working extra hours is unmatched. However, there are numerous health risks facing copywriters due to their lifestyle. Below are tips for helping you stay fit as a copywriter.
Prepare Your Lunch
Most copywriters don’t have time to prepare meals, so they end up depending on cafes and restaurants. If you start depending on fast foods or restaurants, you are less likely to eat a good diet. In most cases, you will eat carbohydrates and unbalanced food. The best thing about preparing your meals and cooking your food is that you can use specific ingredients and control the number of calories consumed. It also saves some money so you can instead use that money for the gym and other helpful activities.
As busy and as focused you are on developing a thriving business from your freelance copywriter website, maintain a balance. Find other physical activities that will help to boost your performance at work. Committing to daily exercise by yourself can be tedious, challenging and not much fun. Join a gym, swim at your local pool, sign up to a weight-loss club to help keep yourself motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, you will make new friends and learn new ways of staying fit.
Eat Smaller Meals
Hunger will make you eat unhealthy foods if you don’t find a strategy to control it. Hunger makes you lose focus and may contribute to unhealthy habits such as overeating. If you work for long hours, you may feel the urge to eat junk food which is one of the main contributing factors to declining health.
Eat food more often, and you will gain control of what you consume. Recent research finding confirms that eating about five smaller meals is healthier than the traditional three daily meals. You may find it difficult to adjust to the new plan, but with time, it will be the best new thing you ever tried. Also, ensure that you take a well-balanced diet.
Eat quality protein in every meal to help balance your blood sugar levels. Proteins are made up of chains of smaller chemicals called amino acids. The human body cannot store amino acids, so it must be supplied regularly during the day from the foods we eat. Without the correct amount of protein, you can suffer various symptoms.
Start your day with protein and eat small amounts of a variety of good quality protein throughout the day to:
‣ Prevent sugar cravings.
‣ Provide energy and maintain muscle mass.
‣ Provide enzymes to breakdown food for absorption, regulate the entry of nutrients through cell walls, and the removal of waste products; to grow, develop, move, reproduce. Many enzymes also need specific vitamins and minerals to function.
‣ Carry oxygen around your body.
‣ Regulate metabolism.
‣ Make antibodies which circulate in your blood to protect you against viruses.
Every function of your cells, organs and body needs protein. Be careful that excess protein, especially red meat, can burden your bowel, kidneys and liver.
Love Your Work
Not easy and often not possible, but make a list of all the things you love about your work. By making this list, you will become aware of all the good things about your work. Train your mind to keep finding the positive in your work and life, and soon positive thoughts will keep springing to your mind about your work and then before you know it, you are entirely in love with your work. Loving your work is essential for being healthy.
What are your tricks for keeping your body healthy while sitting or standing at your desk all day?