Sometimes life gets busy, and something has to give, and quite often the thing that gets dropped first is people’s exercise routines. I’m not going to lie and say I support that idea, but here’s some tips on how to incorporate exercise into your daily routine.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator
It’s quite simple, and everyone has heard this suggestion before, but how many of you actually do it? It might add an extra few minutes to your commit to work but all that extra movement starts to add up over the course of the day. If you’re working on the 80th story of a skyrise, then you may not want to take the steps all the way to the top, but maybe just the last few flights of stairs.
Walk your dogs
They’ll love it, and your body will thank you for it. Spending time with your pets can reduce stress and improve cardiovascular health. It could also be a good excuse to encourage those around you to join you for a walk. Make it a regular routine and it’ll be much easier to stick to it.
Walk To The Train Station
Kick start your metabolism for the day by walking to the station rather than taking the bus. Once you get into the habit of doing this, you’ll find it much easier to stick to it.
Ride To Work
While the weather might be slowly getting colder, you can still jump on the bike to head to work. Just make sure you rug up with some good quality sporting equipment and you’ll have no worries getting to work.
Join A Sports Team
Start or join a sports team with your friends. People are less likely to skip their exercise if they’ve made prior commitments such as scheduled game days. Get your friends to join so you can catch up with them at the same time.
Exercise During Your Lunch Break
If you’re really stretched for spare time after hours, perhaps you can use your lunch break to get your daily exercise in? Even something simple like going for a 20 minute walk or run can help. If you’re lucky, you might even have a nearby gym or pool you can hit up for a quick workout?
Wake Up Early
Set your alarm for twenty minutes earlier in the morning and stop pressing that snooze button. It’s only twenty minutes and that gives you time to get a quick workout in before the start of the day.
If you have friends nearby, make a deal to meet each other for a morning jog so you can keep each other accountable.
Stop Making Excuses and Exercise
I understand how busy life can get between work, family and those daily challenges that sneak up on you but I’m very sure most of you can get 20 minutes of exercise into your daily life. Doing HIIT workouts in your home for 20 minutes 3-4 times a week will make the world of difference!
If you really want it, then you’ll find (make) time fit exercise in.