Wednesday 14 August 2019

How to fit exercise into a busy routine

If you want to get fit, you need to exercise. We all know this but it’s not quite that simple when you have a busy life. Most people don’t have the time to go to the gym for a few hours every day when they have work and family responsibilities to deal with. That’s why so many of us struggle to keep up with a fitness routine and often end up giving up on it completely. If you’re going to stick to your fitness program, you need to find ways to fit some exercise in even when you have a long list of other things to do. These are some of the best ways to fit exercise into a busy day. 

Turn Your Commute Into A Workout 

When you drive to work or take the bus, that’s a big chunk of time spent sitting down and not moving. But it’s a great opportunity to get some exercise in if you just try cycling or running instead. As long as you commute isn’t too long, this is a simple way to get a good amount of cardio exercise into your routine every single day. If your commute is quite long and you don’t have the time to run the entire way, you could still get off the bus a few stops early and jog the rest of the way. If you live in a big city, you might even find that it’s quicker to run or cycle to work because you can avoid the traffic. 

Home Workouts 

If you don’t have time to get to the gym but you have a spare half an hour at home, why not do a workout there instead? There are plenty of free workout videos online and a lot of them are designed for people that are short on time. Even if you’re just doing 15 minutes, it’s better than nothing and you should still see results. You can also use an online personal training service where you’ll get exercise and diet plans and feedback videos. You get all of the benefits of being in the gym but it’s a lot easier to fit it around your busy routine. If you’re serious about getting fit, you should invest in some home gym equipment as well, so you can boost the effectiveness of your home workouts. 

Make Socializing An Opportunity To Exercise 

Socializing often takes priority over exercising because if you only have a spare few hours and you have the choice between meeting a friend that you hardly get to see or going to the gym, you’re probably going to choose the friend. That’s fine because socializing is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but do you really have to choose one or the other? Why not just make socializing an opportunity to exercise instead? You could take a yoga class or go for a run together and then go out for a coffee or a drink afterwards. You still get to spend time together and do something fun but you’re both getting a bit of exercise in as well. 

These are all simple ways to fit exercise into a busy day so you can keep up with your fitness routine without getting in the way of other responsibilities.

*This is a collaborative post*

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