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You just might be too busy for your own good

Life tends to take us by storm from work, to kids, to other commitments. Life tends to take us by storm from work, to kids, to other commitments.
New research shows when we're so busy we sometimes forget to make our health a priority. New research shows when we're so busy we sometimes forget to make our health a priority.
Eating healthy also makes the list. Eating healthy also makes the list.

Too busy for your own good? Then join the club. Turns out those of us living life in the fast lane often times throw our health in the back seat.

"I'm very busy", said Rhonda Vandergriff.

Life tends to take us by storm from work, to kids, to other commitments.

New research shows when we're so busy we sometimes forget to make our health a priority.

"When you have to spend so much time working, your health is affected," said Stanley West. 

"Time or lack of time is the number one thing people report why they don't take care of themselves," said Dietician Raina Childers.

Childers says she's heard every excuse in the book.

"If you feel like you don't have the time to take care of yourself what is filling this time that's more important," said Childers.

Lisa Freeman is a busy lady. She is going back to school right now to get her master's degree.

"My biggest job is I'm a mom of two teens," said Freeman. She says she doesn't function if she doesn't make time to work out.

"I had to make it a priority like brushing teeth or showering, it's a part of my daily routine," said Freeman. 

Exercise is at the top of the list of things to get pushed aside in a busy lifestyle.

Eating healthy also makes the list. Hitting the drive thru is a lot faster sometimes than taking the time to prepare a healthy lunch or snack.

"Americans don't eat healthy, I'm guilty of not taking the time myself," said Johnny Thurman. 

Busy people also apparently don't drink enough water.

"The pace of their day keeps them from doing it," said Childers. 

Also no surprise, those who have hectic schedules tend to not get enough rest.

"Sleep is a big issue in our country," said Childers.

"Everybody else is first, someone has to be last and it's us," said Rhonda Vandergriff. 

Doctors say make time for yourself, or you won't be any good to your loved ones.

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