The pursuit of healthy living is admirable especially when you address a routine fitting to your schedule. Between work, children, and everyday tasks, it’s hard to juggle a workout without exhausting your time and energy. We get it. Still, when you pile up all your excuses, there’s no way to progress. Instead, squeeze in some cardio without completely changing your busy schedule. The following are seven productive tips to stay in shape when you don’t have time!
If you set aside time to catch up on your favorite show, squeeze in a few workouts during the commercial break. A set of planks, squats, leg raises, and crunches will pay off in the long run. If you’re set to commit, you can also add a treadmill while you watch tv. Who said you couldn’t exercise and enjoy it?
If you live one or two miles away from work, take advantage of the distance by walking or biking. Not only will you save money, but you’ll feel better about yourself in the long run. Small changes like this can make a huge difference as your body adapts to the healthy lifestyle.
Snack while you’re working at your desk, and workout during your lunch break. Who says you need to hit the gym to finish 60 minutes of cardio? It’s the perfect time to go for a brisk walk, do planks, and a few squats. You’ll see the difference on your waistline as you commit to this routine. Setting aside time to exercise instead of succumbing to diet temptations will pay off! We promise.
Instead of taking the elevator, use the stairs. This will target your glutes and more! As you get used to the stairs, increase your speed. You can even add this routine during lunch break if you don’t have enough time to commute to the nearest park.
Instead of having a large dinner, do something fun like ice skating, bowling, or laser tag. Who says a good date is spent only at the dinner table? Not only will this motivate you and your partner to workout but it can be tons of fun as well! Make it as goofy as possible as you get your heart pumping.
Who says you need to work out by yourself? Children are always looking for an excuse to go outside and have fun. Make their childhood memorable by incorporating sports into their daily routine. Not only will you reap the benefits, but you’ll be making memorable activities with them. So stop those video games and go outside.
How many times do you wait idly at the checkout line? When you catch yourself doing nothing else but sitting or standing, it’s time to do squats, lunges, and toe raises. Sure, you might get a few stares, but who cares? When you’re looking at your best shape, only they can be jealous of your healthy lifestyle.
So there you have it, seven different ways you can add exercise into your busy schedule. At this point, you really have no excuse but to start moving!