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Making Time For Fitness – 7 Ways To Exercise On A Busy Schedule


Post by Taislany Gomes • May 07, 2019 • Other

After deciding to get fit, one of the toughest challenges you’ll have to face is fitting exercise into your already busy schedule. Women tend to take on way too many responsibilities, from working, shopping, cooking, and cleaning, to spending time with friends and family. With all of this on your plate and much more, exercise might seem a good idea, but not necessarily a realistic one. However, with a little creativity, even the busiest people on the planet can find time to work out. With that in mind, here are seven ways for you to exercise on a packed schedule.

Set An Earlier Alarm

The earlier you wake up each day, the more you can get done, including exercise. For this reason, you should try setting your alarm a little earlier than you usually would. Between half an hour and an hour is plenty of time. With these extra minutes, you can stretch, run, or walk, allowing you to cross exercise off your day’s to-do list as early as possible. Make sure that you still get between six and eight hours of sleep each night by heading to bed a little earlier too.

Create A Workout Space

When you have to travel to the gym to complete your workouts, it makes it a lot less likely that you’re going to exercise at all. After all, depending on where your gym is, it could take a lot of time and effort to get there. This is why you should create a workout space in your home instead. You don’t need lots of fancy and expensive equipment, but you should have plenty of room. You could also try exercising outside or switch to a gym or fitness centre in a more convenient place.

Move At Every Chance

Even the smallest amount of exercise adds up over time. Because of this, you should make more of an effort to move whenever you can. Instead of taking an elevator, for example, you could walk up the stairs. You can also try cycling or walking to work, rather than driving or taking public transport. If you get a call from a friend or family member, take it while you walk around the house, instead of sitting down. None of these takes much effort, but they can have a big effect.

Join A Fitness Class

With very little time to exercise as it is, the last thing that you want to do is waste any of those precious minutes choosing a workout or hunting for a free machine at the gym. Rather than do this, you should sign up for a fitness class. These are held at gyms, community centres, and even churches and usually last between thirty minutes and an hour. In a fitness class, you have a qualified instructor to guide your session, which means that no time will be wasted.

Exercise For A Living

Although some people hate to exercise, others absolutely love it. If you stand firm in the latter group, then you should consider making a living out of it. You could take a personal training course, like one of those at OriGym, and earn a qualification allowing you to train others wanting to get fit. When exercise is a big part of your job in this way, you’ll have no trouble fitting in a workout each day. Money is a big motivator, so signing up for fitness competitions works too.  

Work Your Down Time

After a long and difficult day at work, there’s nothing most of us love more than crashing on the sofa to watch some television. If you don’t fancy ditching this downtime to fit in a workout, then you could try incorporating the two. Instead of sitting down in front of the TV, you should become an active watcher, and do some pushups, lunges, squats, and more while your favourite shows are on. Keeping exercise equipment near the TV will remind you about your fitness goals.

Bring The Family Along

When obligations with friends and family frequently disrupt your workout plans, it makes sense to get them involved. Rope them into your exercise routine by scheduling active activities together, like football games, family bike rides, hikes, and more. You could even let your loved ones suggest an activity to ensure that everyone is happy. Once your loved ones start to see how fun exercising can be, they’ll want to do it more often, so you’ll have more time to spend together.

With these tips, even the busiest people on the planet have time to work out.

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