In today’s economy, layoffs and high unemployment rates seem to be the norm while companies want as much as possible out of their employees with the fewest resources. This can be a cut-throat way of life for busy professionals which can be extremely stressful. Unfortunately, one of the best ways of keeping stress at a minimum takes a back seat when the pressure is on in corporate life; health and fitness. There is a solution though, a personal assistant can help ensure that health and fitness remain an important part of a busy professional’s life and that stress doesn’t bowl them over. Let’s look at eight ways a virtual personal assistant can help you lose weight and stay fit.
1. More Free Time
By hiring a personal assistant to do tasks that are tedious and repetitive, you free up your schedule. A schedule that has less stuff scheduled will mean more time for getting out and exercising and working toward your weight-loss and fitness goals.
2. Less Stress, Better Habits
By using a virtual assistant, you’ll be more productive at work, get more done and reduce stress. As you accomplish more and your schedule is opened up, you’ll be more apt to do things that are healthy such as taking more breaks, getting more sleep, eating healthier and drinking more water. All of these things are great at aiding anyone who is interested in better fitness and keeping excess weight off. You’ll also be less likely to pick up bad habits that come with high stress such as unhealthy eating, smoking and drinking.
3. Help Tracking Fitness Goals
Another positive from having a personal assistant is that they can assist you in keeping track of your fitness goals. They can work with you on starting a fitness program and keeping a log or journal of the progress made during the program. They can help you track things like weight lost or strength gained, Having a virtual personal assistant is also very useful when it comes to measuring body fat using calipers which requires the help of another person. A personal assistant can also take a fitness log and create additional reports and charts to help you analyze your progress and make sure you are on track to meet your fitness goals.
4. Improved Organization
If your work environment is “out of whack” with clutter and distractions, it will be hard for a busy professional to even think about weight loss and fitness goals. A personal assistant can help whip your work environment into shape by cleaning it up and making it as comfortable and serene as possible, leaving you time and energy to focus on improving “you”.
It can be hard to stay on track in a fitness program when there is no one around to keep you honest. Usually, a busy professional will fall off the wagon all together when work gets very busy and the pressure is on. A personal assistant will help keep you accountable for the fitness and weight loss goals you’ve set. They’ll remind you that the work will always be there and your health won’t, giving you a keen reminder that your health needs to be a high priority.
6. Friendly Fitness Reminders
As busy professionals, we get very … busy. As we get busy, losing weight and staying fit can be forgotten. You might hit the end of a busy work day only to realize that you forgot to exercise. Do this a few more times and you’ve developed a habit of not exercising. A virtual personal assistant will remind you when you are scheduled to exercise. They can also help with your schedule in general and work with you on the best time of day for you to exercise. You’ll definitely be much less likely to forget a workout.
7. Help With Healthy Eating
When it comes to busy professionals and eating, the choices made are typically poor and those choices work against anyone who desires to lose weight and stay fit. Often times, a busy professional won’t have time for something healthy so they’ll rush to the nearest fast food place and grab something fried or they’ll head downstairs to the vending machine for something that is processed, low in nutrition, and high in calories. A personal assistant can help you eat better by ordering you food that is healthy and they can pick it up for you. In some cases, they may even be able to help you put nutritious meals together so you can take lunch and healthy snacks to work. This will save money and make staying fit easier.
8. A Motivating Mentor
There will be times where you don’t feel like exercising or you’ll feel like you aren’t doing well in your fitness program. A personal assistant will give you the motivation needed to stay on track. They will talk you through why you set your fitness goals in the first place and why you should “keep on keeping on”. They’ll assure you that you are making progress and they’ll have the data to back it up since they are also helping you track your fitness goals and progress.
Besides motivation, if you’ve chosen a virtual assistant carefully, they might have some good insights and perspectives when it comes to weight loss and fitness. They might exercise themselves and have more knowledge than you when it comes to fitness. In this case, you might learn new exercises, workouts, or even techniques to keep workouts effective yet short for your busy lifestyle.
A personal assistant will not only help you in get things done at work. Based on the eight reasons above, they can also be a great asset to a busy professional when it comes to losing weight and staying fit. So whether you are in the conference room or the cardio room, you can be confident and stress-free knowing that a personal assistant has your back.
This article has been given by Nick from Offshore Ally. You can read more on his blog.