In a world where immediacy rules, workweeks extend beyond 47 hours, and our insatiable inboxes never seems to clear (which explains the alarming statistic that more than half of employees in the U.S. check their work email after-hours), it's little wonder our health goals get pushed down the priority list—we're addicted to being busy. So despite all our best efforts to eat well and keep fit, the cortisol levels from work- and life-related stress can often tip us over the edge.
If there's one thing we've learned from the habits of active women, it's that being healthy isn't about having the perfect body. It's about creating a strong mind-set and having a positive attitude. So how do we tap into this feeling without the extreme dieting or fitness craze we know we won't stick to? We asked five "fitspirational" women to share their daily habits, motivational mantras, and happiness hacks we can all adopt to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.