Did you know that 62%* of people around the world are in paid employment ? Out of those, 1.3 billion** are in full-time (i.e. 9+ hour working days). That is 1 in 4 adults worldwide.
And did you know that about 2 billion out of a global population of 7 billion fall into the overweight & obese categories?
Clearly there is a link here between employment type and individual lifestyles. It is no news that leading a busy & stressful life will wreak havoc on your health and weight.
But it doesn’t have to be so. We all have the power to change and steer our lifestyles (& health), if we only knew.
That is why I am extremely happy when I come across articles such as Heidi Jones‘ tips on how to lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle in today’s fast-paced world:
As a driven, hard-working and successful individual it is natural to want to be successful in every way at living a healthy lifestyle, by not starting and waiting for the perfect situation you are creating a ‘get-out of failing’ zone for yourself, “if it isn’t perfect then there is no point in doing it.”
Setting realistic expectations are the small stepping stones to creating the dream life you desire.
What it is not, is lowering your expectations – it’s making them actionable and achievable.
You may not be able to do everything you want, but what you can do is make changes that bring in elements to living the lifestyle you want.
Read the full article (and amazing tips) here.
*62.8% of global working-age population in employment as per the latest World Employment & Social Outlook report
** Source: Gallup article, 2014