Huffpost Healthy Living

6 Ways To Make Time For Your Health

Posted: Updated:

By Keri Gans for U.S. News Health

Over the years, I've heard a common complaint from my patients, who say they don't seem to have time to take better care of themselves. Their jobs, families, and friends keep them so busy that there just isn't a spare moment left. Getting to the gym? Not possible. They work crazy hours during the week and spend their weekends with their children. Go food shopping, and plan healthy meals? They wish, they'll say, but they're too exhausted during the week, and out with friends all weekend. The excuses can line up, but unfortunately, the end result is the same. We need to make time for ourselves.

More from U.S. News Health:
11 Health Habits That Will Help You Live To 100
Use These 8 Foods to Help You Lose Weight
7 Mind-Blowing Benefits Of Exercise

Here's how:

6 Ways To Make Time For Your Health
Share this
Current Slide

I regularly refer my patients to this great quote by Deepak Chopra: "If you don't take care of your health today, you will be forced to take care of your illness tomorrow." Truer words have never been spoken.

Hungry for more? Write to with your questions, concerns, and feedback.

Keri Gans, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian, media personality, spokesperson, and author of The Small Change Diet. Gans's expert nutrition advice has been featured in Glamour, Fitness, Health, Self and Shape, and on national television and radio, including The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, ABC News, Primetime, and Sirius/XM Dr. Radio.

For more on fitness and exercise, click here.

Around the Web

45 Tips To Live a Healthier Life

Healthy Living Tips on Nutrition, Wellness, Fitness & More

10 Tips for Healthy Living | World of Psychology

8 Tips For Healthy Living On The Go

67 Ways to Be Healthier in a Minute or Less! | Rodale News

8 Healthy Living Tips

Top 20 healthy tips for winter

Learning about healthy living

From Our Partners