10 Must-know tips on how to sneak in exercise in your busy schedule
So, you think you are too busy to exercise? A busy schedule does not mean that you can’t get in some exercise during the day, even if you can’t fit in a full blown workout. Here are ten 10 must-know tips on how to sneak in some exercise, however busy you are.
1. Get up a bit earlier
If there aren’t enough hours in the day, then try adding some more by getting a bit earlier. A short, early morning workout is a great way to start your day. It gets the blood pumping and puts you in the mood for the day ahead. Just half an hour earlier on the alarm clock could make all the difference.
2. Work out on the way to work
Why not turn your daily commute into a daily workout? If your workplace is close enough, you could run, walk or cycle to work. If it’s a bit further away, then simply get off the train or the bus, one stop earlier, and walk the rest of the way. Every little bit helps, when you are squeezing in exercise into a busy schedule.
3. Squeeze in a workout at lunch
There’s always the sixty minute lunch break that you could squeeze in some exercise too. You could spend half an hour in a gym or just take a brisk walk around a park. Getting out of the office for a while will give your body a workout, and your mind a rest, so you will be even more productive in the afternoon too.
4. Take the stairs at a run
Giving the elevator a miss and taking the stairs instead, is an easy way to get some more exercise into your daily routine. You can maximise the benefit if you jog yup the stairs, or try taking them two steps at a time. That will get the heart rate up and the blood circulating.
5. Put some sweat into the chores
You can even get some exercise, making the bed or vacuuming the carpets. Just try and do the chores in half the time you usually would and over exaggerate your movements, while you are doing it. You’ll save some time, get the chores done, and get some exercise as well.
6. Pace while you talk
Every minute of the day that you are not sitting down, you are improving your health and fitness. A simple way to get some more exercise is to make a habit to stand up, when you are on the phone. Pace while you talk or even do a few squats, and you will be adding a surprising amount of physical activity into your day, without barely noticing it.
7. Exercise in front of the TV
When you’re chilling in front of the TV, you don’t have to sit on the couch all the time. Try multitasking and squeeze some exercise into this period as well.
8. Exercise in the bathroom
Half the battle of fitting exercise into a busy schedule is creating routine that you can stick to. One thing we all do, however busy we are, is to visit the bathroom several times a day, so you might as well fit in some exercise while you are there. Just think, if you did ten squats, every time you visit the bathroom, you’d probably do more in a day, than if you went to a gym.
9. Have walking meetings
When you need to meet with a colleague at work, try suggesting a walking meeting, rather than sitting in a stuffy meeting room. A brisk walk around the block, while you are thrashing out some important work issues, will give you some exercise and probably give you and your colleague clearer heads to make the decisions that are needed too.
10. Exercise whenever you can
We hope that this has given you some ideas on how you can sneak in exercise in your busy schedule, but the most important thing of all is to not think that just because you can’t do a full workout, that means that you can’t exercise at all. There are always opportunities to sneak in some physical activity into your day and ten minutes, here and there, is better than none at all.
How to sneak in exercise in a busy schedule? What are your tips?
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