How to Fit Exercise into a Busy Day
Still wondering how to fit exercise into a busy schedule even though the days are getting longer? We cram our days full from the minute we get up until the time we fall into bed exhausted at night, but not making a bit of time to focus on you and your health and fitness could have repercussions down the line.
Here are six ways that you can use to fit exercise into your already busy schedule.
Make Time. Just make the time. Let’s face it, if you were offered £100 to find a half hour slot, you’d find it so that slot is there. Initially, it will be achange, but if you can fit in two or three workouts of just 30 minutes a week, you’ll be well on your way to fitness.
Exercise at Lunch Time
Make lunch hour exercise hour. Take a half an hour to do some exercise. You can even make it a social affair and invite your work friends to join you in a walk.
Get a Buddy
Get a buddy. Studies show that when you have an exercise buddy, you exercise more. You tend to stick to exercise arrangement because you don’t want to let the other person down and you can encourage and motivate each other when you don’t really feel like exercising.
Get it Done Early
Exercise early in the day. The easiest way to ensure that you’ll exercise for the day is by getting the exercise in early, usually the first thing in the morning. This way it’s done before distractions of the day get in the way. After a little while, it will become a habit and won’t be as difficult having to get up a little earlier.
You can exercise and do something else at the same time. Walk the dog with a friend or instead of going for a coffee with friends get together for a walk and chat. Read, watch t.v., even chat on the phone with a friend while you’re on an exercise bike or treadmill, just make sure you don’t get too distracted and fall off!
Involve the Family
Instead of exercise taking you away from family time, make family time a time for some fitness for all. Go for a walk or bike ride, play football at the park, play a game of rounders in the garden. It’s important to encourage your children to be active so that they will continue the habit as they grow up.
Spread it Out
If you still don’t think that you have time for any of the above then spread your activity through the day by fitting in a few minutes during each commercial break, while you’re cooking tea or each time you use the bathroom.Keep doing it day after day and you’ll notice the cumulative effect. And for the most part, you won’t even break a sweat. To top things off, short spurts of exercise are proven to do a better job at speeding up the rate of your metabolism than longer workouts. You can try skipping rope, running on the spot, jumping jacks, wall squats, bodyweight squats, running up and down the stairs, or any activity that gets you breathless!
It doesn’t have to take a lot of exercise or a lot of time to achieve results. Fit a little something into your busy days and you will be well on your way to getting fit.
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