When it comes to exercise, there are two types of people: those who have a lot of time and those who don't. Unfortunately, the latter group is becoming an increasingly large percentage of the population. They're busy professionals, single parents with demanding jobs and hectic schedules or retirees who want to stay as active as possible but can't find enough hours in the day for themselves. In other words, they're short on time.
The key to fitting in more activity is to make it enjoyable and not a chore. Find activities that you find fun or at least don't find boring. If you've started looking for ways to squeeze fitness into your day, here are some tips for busy people like you:
Take A Walk
Going for a daily walk outside can be a great way to get in some exercise. It's free and it doesn't take up much time at all if you plan your route around town carefully. Most people will need 30 minutes of walking each day, but feel free to split this up into two or three sessions throughout the day as needed.
Take The Stairs Instead Of The Elevator
It may seem like a small change, but taking the stairs instead of the elevator is an easy way to get in some extra activity. This simple switch can burn up to 70 calories per trip if you are carrying groceries or shopping bags with you.
Pace While You Answer Some Of Your Emails
This doesn't have to be done at all times, but every once in a while during the day, answer your emails from your phone. You can then use this time to pace around the room or go back and forth if you have very limited space. This is an unconventional method among our ways to squeeze an exercise, but this usually works wonders.
Do Some Household Chores In The Morning
This doesn't mean that all exercise has to happen after work, but it is important to get up early enough to do some activity before work. You may not have time to go for a run, but you can always perform easy household chores such as vacuuming and mopping the floor while watching your favourite morning show on TV.
Go For A Combo Workout
Spare 15-20 minutes to do this workout. Maybe get up 20 minutes earlier, or ditch some of that Netflix time and do some combo workouts combining both strength and cardio exercises. Doing this combination workout every day can help you improve your cardiovascular health, increase muscle strength and improve muscle tone. It can also help reduce back pain, joint pain and arthritis pain.
It's difficult to find time in your day to exercise, but you don't have to always spend hours at the gym. By simply substituting some of your daily activities, you can sneak a workout or two into your daily routine.
The information provided in this article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional with any questions regarding your medical condition or any other concerns.