6 ways to fit workouts into your daily schedule
In today’s busy world, it’s hard to find time to do all the things we need and want to do. Most of us have little precious free time on our hands, and the free moments we might want to spend relaxing. This often leads to things like workouts being pushed aside.
What many busy people don’t realize is that exercise is valuable in many different ways. It helps us get in better shape, but that’s not all. It also increases our energy levels, allowing us to be more productive. It reduces stress, gives us a better attitude. And it reduces the risk of many health problems. When you consider all of these benefits, it’s easy to see why making time for a daily workout is so important.
Here are a few ways you can stay fit when working out:
first. Wake up early and start your day with an exercise session.
You don’t have to seriously disrupt your sleep. Just 20 or 30 minutes a day, or an hour three or four times a week, is enough training to make a noticeable difference.
2. Walk or jog during breaks at work.
You won’t sweat like you would during a regular workout, but it’s a start.
3. Hit the nearby gym during your lunch break.
You can train for half an hour and still have half an hour to eat.
4. You can’t practice for the kids?
Sign up for a Mommy and Me class. If that doesn’t work for you, enlist the help of a friend in the same situation. Have her help you with your baby while you exercise and do the same with her.
5. Substitute an exercise for your daily TV time.
Would your life really be incomplete if you missed a show? If you really can’t stand to miss it, practice while watching.
6. Find a set of workout videos that you love.
Keep them in a place where you’ll see them often and make it a spot to practice whenever you have some free time. This works well if you have an unpredictable schedule. Just remember to do at least three good exercises per week for maximum benefit.
Finding time to work out can sometimes seem like an impossible task, but it’s not. If you can set aside 30 minutes to an hour a day, you can engage in enough physical activity to make a noticeable difference. And once you see how much better you feel with regular workouts, you’ll be more motivated to fit into your schedule.