Most of us were already busy, but now that the holidays are here where do we even find the time to fit in a workout? Lately I find myself sitting behind my computer working on business paperwork, preparing for upcoming classes, oh and Christmas shopping. Let's just say it feels like hours!
I don’t like shopping, so the online thing works great for me, but now that I think about it I could burn some calories if I would just go to the store. That’s okay I can pop out some jumping jacks whenever my timer goes off. That’s right, when I know that I am going to be sitting for a long time, I use my timer to remind me to get up and move. Here are my top three tips that may help you find time to exercise.
Split it up. No one said you have to do a full 30 minutes at one time. If you can only get 10 or 15 minutes in at a time, then do some in the morning, afternoon, and evening. In fact the study below shows the benefits of splitting up your workout.
Include the family! Don't miss out on family time and think about it, you are more than likely not the only one who needs the exercise. "Make Physical Fitness A Family Affair." by Jeffrey Tanji, MD talks about the benefits of exercising as a family. Just click on the link to find out more.
Think about your workouts like an appointment. Put it down on your calendar or set an alarm, like I mentioned above. Scheduling your workouts will help you stay committed to your exercise program.
There are ways to incorporate exercise into your busy day. It takes commitment, drive and sometimes a little imagination to get it done. Believe me, I have done walking lunges down my hallway to put up laundry. Find your way.
Hi guys!! Welcome to my thoughts and just some health information that I hope you can use! Let me just state this now. I am not a writer, English major, or even a blogger, so there will be mistakes in here.