Living a healthy and balanced life can become a bit of a burden, especially if you are stuck in back-to-back meetings, have to pick the kids up after school, get them to their activities, make sure everyone is eating properly, you know the drill. It is however completely possible to squeeze in some time for exercise if you just organize your schedule, and make some time for exercising.
A great option is to get the whole family involved – you don’t have to follow a strict exercise regime just to keep healthy. Walking is, in fact, one of the best ways of exercising. Get everyone on a schedule to go every other day for a good long walk. This way, you get to spend some quality time with everyone and tick off that nagging exercise box.
In this post, we will take a quick look at 5 easy ways to include some time, save some time, multitask and get the exercise you crave and your body needs desperately anyway. No more compromises or feelings of guilt, with these easy tips, you’ll be sporting your old buff bod in no-time.
Let’s get started and take a look at just how easily you will be able to fit some exercise time into your busy schedule.
#1 Early Bird Catches the Worm
Have you ever noticed just how much more you get done when you get up just a little bit earlier in the morning? This time is perfect for a morning jog around the blog, a quick stretch or even a nice peaceful yoga session and finish it off with 10 minutes meditation. The result? You will feel so much more focused and energized and ready to face whatever the day might hold in store for you. Including these activities in the mornings should not take up more than 30 minutes in total.
#2 Desk-cerise and save Time
Yes – it is possible and it is a thing. If you spend long hours in an office behind a computer, you are definitely in need of some form of exercise. You are able to start doing short, small exercises that take little to no effort while sitting at your desk. Be aware of things like posture, the height of your seat in comparison to the eye level of your screen. Now, you can find some very nifty stretches and other exercises that you can do while sitting at your desk everywhere on the web. We’ve found this one that’s definitely worth trying out.
#3 Lunch is Ideal Time
Lunchtime at work is usually considered ‘dead’ time, as productivity levels start dwindling toward the last haul of the day. Just imagine how much you can get done if you do pop down to your nearest gym during lunch and do a quick 30-minute routine. Your body and mind will be energized and you will be pumped to end the day on the same high it started. As an alternative, keep your joints mobile and moving and take a brisk walk instead of working up a sweat.
#4 Multitask on the couch
What do you do when you get home after a tough day at work? Start with dinner, put on your favorite series, and just numb out in front of the TV? That’s probably what a lot of people do at the end of the day. This time does not have to be wasted. Even though we know you want to relax and unwind, you can take at least 30 minutes of the time you spend in front of the TV working in a simple workout. We’ve found this article giving you more than enough ideas on how to do this.
#5 Make More out of your Commute
Where possible, of course. If the distance you live from work will allow you, why not get up a little bit earlier and take a jog to work? Most office complexes will have shower facilities so you will be able to freshen up before the work day starts. An alternative to jogging to work is of course cycling or walking to work.
We hope that you have found this article insightful and that you will be able to get more out of each and every day with these 5 cheats to including exercise in your busy schedule. If you love reading articles like this one, head on over to this article where we list some of health and fitness best blogs for 2018.