How-To Fit Exercise Into a Busy Schedule
Written by Fitness 1440 on March 22, 2018
Life keeps us busy! With work and family, exercise can be overlooked. Thankfully, there are ways to fit working out into your daily routine. Try these tips to keep exercise part of your life:
Turn Your Commute into Exercise
Most of us commute to work. Try biking, running, or walking instead of driving to the office. Why not turn a required activity into exercise?
Park 15-minutes away from the office if you work far from home. That way, you are still obtaining a 30-minute session of cardio.
Exercise During Your Lunch Break
Exercising during your lunch break can provide the mental break and calorie burn that your body needs in the middle of the day.
HIIT can be the perfect lunch break workout routine. You will find a HIIT Tabata class in the afternoon at many Fitness 1440 locations. The workout involves 30-second intervals with 10-second breaks between exercises. HIIT workout are typically thirty minutes. You can burn hundreds of calories within this short time period.
Steps to Prepare for a Lunch Break Workout
- Pack Your Own Lunch
- Bring Workout Gear
- Have a Plan
Get Up Early
Not everyone is a morning person. However, for many of us, the morning can be the only time that you can exercise. Try morning workouts for a week. The payoff can be worth the reward!
How to Prepare for Your Morning Workout
- Set Two Alarms
- Get to Bed Early
- Keep Your Alarm Away from Your Bed
- Prep Your Clothes
- Think About How You Will Feel Afterwards
Multitask Daily Chores
Multitask your daily chores with exercise. Practice squats or calf raises while you are sautéing dinner. Use the stairs instead of the elevator. Do not take the closest parking spot. Use a stand-up desk.
You could burn hundreds of calories more per day just by modifying how you perform chores.
Turn Play Time with the Kids into Exercise
Many parents stop exercising when they have young children. There are many reasons why this occurs. You may feel burned out from your newborn, chasing toddlers, or just feel guilty about taking time for yourself. There are methods to combine kid-time with exercising.
Take advantage of napping. Invest in a jogging stroller. Take a quick run or walk while your child is asleep.
When your kids are at the playground, don’t just sit there! Play with them.
Take workout classes with your kids, such as yoga, tennis, and even karate. Fitness 1440 offers kid’s fitness classes at many of their gyms. You could also trade workout time with your partner.
Your body needs to move! Dedicate energy to your health and you can fit exercise into your life.