Don’t let your busy schedule keep you from working out and staying fit. Check out these Easy Ways to Fit in Exercise When You Don’t Have Time.
With so many things to do every day, I often wonder how I will fit in some gym or running time. On the days I can’t, I feel like I could have just worked harder to make it fit into my schedule. And then comes the guilt. The truth is, making time for myself is just so tough when I have so much to do.
There are a few things that I do that help me at least keep moving. These habits help me feel better about the days that I don’t get any gym time in. Here are some of my Easy Ways to Fit in Exercise When You Don’t Have Time.
Easy Ways to Fit in Exercise When You Don’t Have Time
Walk short distances 2-3 times a week. I am lucky to live in a city suburb so there are plenty of opportunities for me to walk short distances to the pharmacy, grocery store or post office instead of driving. If you live in an area such as this, try making a short commute with your feet instead of your car. Even if it only ends up being a 20 minute walk, it’s still better than nothing!
Multitask on a treadmill. I find treadmills sort of boring so I started using my treadmill time as my multitask time. Since I work in social media, I often will use this time to do various social media tasks or check and respond to emails. Just pick any mundane task that you don’t have time for during the day, but can be done on a tablet of phone and do it while you walk at a good pace for it.
Wake up earlier. If you are a morning person, why not just get up ½ or 45 minutes earlier than you do now and fit in a workout before everyone else gets up? I also find that earlier times at the gym is often a time when they are less crowded, too. If you don’t go to the gym, do something at home like a free workout or yoga video on YouTube.
Make playtime workout time. Small children are full of endless energy and they are the perfect motivation to get out there and expend some energy you didn’t know you had. Take the kids to a neighborhood park (walking there, of course!) and play with them on the equipment or get some neighbors together to play some field games.
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