The number one reasons many people don’t work out is they say they don’t have enough time. Balancing all the aspects of our life and still making time to stay fit can sometimes be a challenge. Here are some ways you can fit exercises into your everyday routine!
1. BITE SIZED EXERCISES
Rather than try to fit in your 30minute workout all at once, break up the exercises into smaller segments that you can do throughout the day (at your desk at work, while waiting for your coffee to brew, or even during some of your chores.
Having brain-melt during the workday? Take a break from the computer screen and swat as if you are sitting in a chair, with your back against a wall. You want your knees to be at 90 degrees just over your ankles. Hold for as long as you can – your thighs will tell you when you’re almost done!
stuck on a conference call that is never-ending? Keep your phone hands-free and do squats while at your desk.
Apply this method any time you’re doing something tedious, or waiting for something!
4. CHALLENGE YOURSELF
On a trip to the grocery store? Rather than pushing a cart around you’ll buy smarter and also engage your muscles more if you carry a basket! Bonus if you carry a basket in each hand through the aisles.
5. DON’T TAKE THE EASY ROUTE
While out running errands or working around the house, take the scenic route. Park further from the store, walk around the house instead of through it. Go the extra mile (literally!) by taking the longer routes when you’re on foot.
6. MAKE IT A HABIT
You likely fold your laundry the same way you always have, or washes dishes in a particular order. Your workout should have that same sense of habit. In between each shirt or plate, stop for a set of squats or jumping jacks. Make these just as important in the routine as the task itself.
7. SET AN ALARM
Use your phone’s calendar or clock function to set a reminder for a daily challenge. It could be a 2-minute plank, chugging some water, or a brisk walk through your office to get the blood flowing.