Let’s face it; most of us work for a living. Aside from that we have other things to consider like school, family, and for many another income. This makes exercising for many of us a part time of what little time we have left.
It’s hard to believe, but there are indeed a few moments of the day that you can invest in your health and fitness. I would be lying if I told you that it’s simple or easy, but remember that sometimes all it takes is the “First Step”. Below are some tips you can use to fitting exercise into your busy day thanks to Fitness for one and all (www.fitnessforoneandall.com):
Goal for it. Set short-term and long-term goals. A short-term goal could be starting from scratch and adding a minute a day to your exercise regimen. A long-term goal could be losing weight or lowering your blood pressure.
Break it up. Exercise doesn’t have to be structured. Busy people can get much the same benefits when they exercise in bits and pieces throughout the day as when they work out in one block of time.
Avoid the all-or-nothing trap. If circumstances prevent you from doing everything you planned for the day, do what you can and don’t worry about it. Tomorrow is a new day with new opportunities to exercise.
Be realistic. Don’t focus on exercises you find unpleasant or uncomfortable. Choosing activities you enjoy will help you stick with your program. Such as Zumba, Hip Hop, Cross-fit, etc.
There are ways to take a creative approach in your exercise if you just don’t have time to go to the gym.
Use stairs instead of the elevator or escalator. When at home, climb to the second floor as often as possible. For variety, take the stairs two at a time, or step up the pace.
Walk when you can. Park an extra block from your destination or at the rear of the parking lot. Look for the longest, rather than the shortest, route.
Learn a new sport. Take golf, tennis, or racquetball lessons.
Join groups that are active. Groups like mall walkers, hikers, or bicyclists.