Exercise you CAN find time for

Finding time to exercise

When you’re on a busy schedule, it can seem almost impossible to find time to exercise. You want to stay or get into shape, but just exactly when are you supposed to do it? Luckily, there are a few things you can do to squeeze exercise time in between work, family, social life, and your other responsibilities.

"I really dont have 30 minutes spare!"

Health experts say that we should exercise at least thirty minutes every day, but what if you can’t find thirty minutes to exercise? If this is your biggest problem, then you should try breaking your thirty minutes up throughout the day. Do three 10-minute walks, or maybe our 10 minute workout and a 20 minute walk. Consider walking, or even running to or from work, walking your kids to or from school, taking the stairs instead of the lift, walking the dog, taking a walk on your lunch break…you get the idea.

While walking during lunchtime isn’t exactly an example of multitasking, multitasking is a valuable skill that, when mastered, can provide more exercise time. If you know how to multitask already, put it to use, and instead of piling on more work for yourself at the end of the day, take the time to hit the gym. Or, if you normally have relaxation time at home at the end of the day, try bringing that relaxation with you by bringing an iPod or MP3 player to your workout – you can even download audio books to listen to as you exercise so that you don’t fall behind on your reading.

Want a quick solution

If you fancy doing something a little more strenuous than a brisk walk then how about trying our 10 minute workout program, this is a program that could surely be squeezed into your day somewhere.

You don’t have to wait until the end of the day to exercise if you’re too burned out by then. If you’re more tired in the afternoon than in the morning, then treat yourself to a slightly earlier bedtime so that you can wake up earlier and exercise. Most gyms open up very early in the morning and pavements are always there for walks/runs; so if you’re a morning person, get out there! The benefit of getting your exercise in at the beginning of the day is not only knowing that you don’t have to worry about it for the rest of the day, but also that it gives you a great energy and mood boost!

If all else fails, commitment is often the clincher in a resolution to exercise. Whether you recruit a friend to join you in your pursuit, or join an exercise class that meets at a set time every day or two, making your goal bigger than yourself by adding more people to it will boost your determination and add a few motivating friends to your new exercise routine. Good luck!

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