This article was published in the Sun Sentinel on August 17, 2015

While everyone talks about the importance of finding balance in our lives, it can be often an elusive goal. In a survey of 1,000 people, Balance Bar Company, makers of Balance Bar energy nutrition bars, found while 98 percent of Americans believe achieving and maintaining balance in their life is important, only 14 percent report that they always feel balanced. In fact, when it comes to health and diet, roughly 2 in 5 Americans think it’s difficult to actually find balance. Balance Bar Company has teamed up Gabrielle “Gabby” Reece, a worldwide fitness and wellness role model, entrepreneur, wife, and mother of three, who offers up the following personal insight and tips:

1. Schedule your days to fit your training in. On Sunday evening take a look at your week and pick your windows to get your exercise in. Treat it like every other appointment you have and don’t cancel.

2. Plan out your food. During the week try and strategize what you are eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This will help you avoid spontaneous junk food splurges due to a busy weekday schedule, and will leave you a little wiggle room during the weekend. If you know you get hungry between meals, bring a snack or even a shake you add water to from home.

3. When you are not at work be away from work. With technology, our work responsibilities now bleed into our personal lives. I appreciate deadlines or important times professionally that you have to be available, but for the most part we can walk away more than we do.

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