Did you plan your day today? If so, you probably found time for that healthy snack, a light jog, or to enjoy the evening with your loved ones.
Sometimes we get caught in a trap of poor day-planning, and that can lead to vicious cycles.
When we forget to eat a square breakfast or lunch, for example, we might reach for calorie-dense bites such as a donut or a salty cracker to stave our hunger. High-fat, high-sugar and high-salt foods are addicting and lead to a continuous cycle of poor eating habits.
Also, when we stress out from a day gone awry due to poor planning, we are more likely to seek quick-fix “stress-relief” methods such as tobacco, alcohol, and TV watching. These behaviors eventually lead to serious chronic disease when repeated over a lifetime.
Proactively planning our day to include healthy activities turns the tables on chronic disease, and instead fosters a cycle of positive growth and well-being.
Royan Kamyar, M.D., MBA is founder and CEO of Owaves
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