Quick and Dirty

It’s funny. You’d think starting a health and wellness company would offer me more time to focus on my personal health and well-being. However, as I am sure anyone who has ever started a business (or taken on a major project, or had a child) can attest to, time is most certainly not something you gain when taking on such a venture.

While much of my job and my time is spent trying different fitness routines and health trends, it is challenging to find time to keep a consistent routine for myself that doesn’t revolve around work. I think this is a struggle so many people face — whether you are in the health industry or not. In fact, it has just become part of the human condition to feel this need to pack our schedules full, and feel as if we are somehow failing if every second of every day is not filled with something that feels meaningful and purposed. While I am certainly a believer in living life to the fullest, I think we must always make an effort to find time for our health and well-being — even if it is a small amount each day.

That’s what this week is all about! There are so many new discoveries happening at the front of health, wellness, and fitness, it has become easier and easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle, even if you don’t feel you have ample time to do so. Which means, I’m sorry to break it to you, “not having enough time” can no longer be your excuse — not for exercise, and not for eating unhealthy food and ignoring your overall health.

Keep in mind, less time does not mean less quality. Now there are so many ways to get a power punch of health in a short amount of time: Chef and wellness consultant Jessica Phillips shows us how to pack in the nutrition in quick and healthy smoothies; Shape magazine-featured fitness instructor Amanda Butler explains why quick, high intensity Tabata exercises (that you can do anywhere!) are one of the most effective ways to workout; and fitness model and personal trainer Jam Murphy explains how making time for just one mile a day adds up. Also, check out my suggestions for quick outfit switches from the office to the gym — without looking like a bag lady, because we’ve all been there.

In the vein of this week’s theme - Quick and Dirty - I am going to keep this letter just that. I will leave you with this — no matter how busy life gets — we should all make time for our health, for it is the most important thing we have.

Until next week,

Aly Teich
Founder, CEO, and Host
The Sweat Life