How to Fit Exercise Into Your Busy Life
Tips for Getting Exercise in a Busy Day
Life is very busy. Between work, family, social commitments, and other appointments and events, it can be tough to find time in the day to exercise. However, regular exercise is very important. Exercising on a regular basis will make you healthier, help you feel better, and improve your overall well-being.
Here are some tips for fitting exercise into your very busy life.
Have a Plan
Since exercise is very important, make time for it.If you schedule exercise into your life, just like you schedule meetings and appointments, you’ll be more likely to make time for it. Sometimes you’ll have an especially busy day and you won’t be able to fit exercise into your schedule, but taking the time to include it whenever possible will increase your chances of actually finding time to exercise.
Exercise in the Morning
Set your alarm 30 minutes earlier and get in a workout in the morning. You might find it tough to wake up earlier when you first start trying, but your body will eventually get used to it. If you simply don’t have the time to do a workout in the morning, try exercising in the evening instead of sitting and watching TV. Use some of the time you have in your day to exercise, even if you can only fit in 15 or 20 minutes.
Make Exercise Part of your Day
When you’re busy, it can be very tough to find a 30-60 minute block to do a workout. However, that isn’t the only way to get in shape. In fact, you can get a lot of exercise just by making the choice to make exercise a part of your everyday life. Take a walk during your lunch instead of eating at your desk. Walk up the stairs instead of taking the elevator. Walk or bike to the store rather than drive there. Every bit of activity matters.
Make Your Commute Active
Cycle, run, or walk to work instead of driving or taking transit, if it’s possible for you. If you do take transit, use the time you spend commuting to your advantage. Stand for at least part of your commute. This can be helpful for people who sit all day at their jobs. Too much time sitting in a day can be detrimental to your health. While you’re waiting for the bus or train, do some calf raises or stretches or simply walk around the train station or bus stop.