How to exercise with too little time in your schedule? In an ideal world, we would all have enough time in our days to devote an hour to our health, fitness and overall wellness.
In the real world, 24 hours a day doesn’t seem to be enough time to fit in all life’s responsibilities. It’s stressful trying to juggle work, school, family and health.
Worry not – we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 ways to sneak a great workout into your busy schedule.
1. Exercise on your commute into work
Even if you believe you’ve no time left in your schedule to exercise, think again. Turn your commute into a workout!
On days where you can’t get to the gym to exercise, collect the essentials into a backpack – keys, cash, credit cards, phone, identification – and bike or run into work instead.
Both are great forms of exercise and transportation. Not to mention all the money and time you’ll be saving.
2. Wake-up earlier to exercise
This is an easy one – set your alarm an hour or two earlier each day and get your daily exercise done in the morning. I’m not telling you to skip out on that much-needed sleep, but there are simple measures you can take to help reset your sleep schedule and get up earlier.
Not a morning person? Can’t seem to get yourself out of bed earlier? No problem! Go to sleep the night before with your workout gear already on so you can wake-up and get moving right away!
3. Put your lunch break to work
I can hear you say it now, “but I need to eat on my lunch break!”. Think again.
Snack strategically throughout the day to avoid mid-day hunger. The key to getting this done is meal preparation.
Make use of your 60-minute lunch break to exercise by working out at the local gym, going for a run or taking a leisurely stroll. Not only will this keep your health in check, but you’re also proven to be more productive throughout the day by exercising. It will help keep you focused and on target - no brainer!
4. Exercise while at work
Complete your daily exercise with the time spent at work. I’m not saying to slack off or neglect your on-the-job responsibilities, but think about adding a few of these measures to your daily routine:
- Sit on a stability ball instead of your desk chair to strengthen your core
- Keep a small set of dumbbells by your desk and do some curls while on hold
- Stand up and do air squats every half hour
5. Invest in a Gym Membership & Personal Trainer
I know what you’re thinking, “My schedule is already stretched too thin."..."I don’t have time to exercise at a gym or with a personal trainer!”.
No sweat – we’ll make it simple for you. Here are a few reasons for you to consider working one on one with a fitness expert.
Gym Personal Training
Sometimes all it takes is an appointment on the calendar to get you exercising. An appointment with any professional makes the situation feel heightened, more important, and for lack thereof a better word - personal!
Personal trainers will hold you accountable, help you focus on time management and keep you on top of your fitness game. Although personal training is a great solution for those with busy schedules, some will still find excuses.
Online Personal Training
Haven’t heard of online personal training? Well, let's shed some light on the topic.
Online personal training brings the gym right to your doorstep. This is done through virtual instruction which covers workout style, proper nutrition and guidance on doing what’s best for your overall health and wellness. Get motivated!