Millions of people around the world are making excuses as to why they can’t lose weight, or why they can’t seem to find time to work out. There are some seemingly good stories too, with many citing their life is just too chaotic and full to get in at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. If you have found your fitness routine vanish because you’ve just lost track of time, then you’re not alone, others are on board with you. However, you don’t have to stay in that rut, you can change things up and make sure that you’re moving your body and losing weight. Even if you don’t think you have time, consider the following 4 ways to include movement into your busy life.
1.Lunch Time Hustle – Many workers are stressed about their working life, but there is something great that happens daily, and that’s the lunch hour. If you are fortunate enough to have an hour of time in the middle of your day to eat, take half of your lunch to workout. This doesn’t require you to do an insane amount of work. Simply do some jumping jacks, push-ups, and simple moves that can get your heart going. If done properly, you can get a good work out in around 30 minutes, take 15 minutes resting and making sure you’re not returning to the office sweating, and 15 minutes to eat your lunch. If you make yourself a sensible, lunch, 15 minutes is more than enough time to eat.
2. Early Morning Motion – Everyone has a little bit of time in the morning, even if you’re waking up early to go to work and commute, you have at least a 30 minute window in the early mornings to get yourself moving. Once again, this is not a call to run a marathon or anything like that, but a walk, a jog, or even a bike ride early morning can not only wake your body up, it can build a sweat before you jump in the shower. Starting your morning off with a good amount of exercise can really be beneficial for your day, just try it. Sacrifice 30 minutes of sleep or snooze time and watch the benefits grow.
3. Television Break Time – This is going to attract all you couch potatoes that think your programs are more important than fitness. In between your shows content, take time to do sit ups and push-ups. This is going to work marvels in the long term. If you simply watch a few hours of television and utilize the commercials to get exercise, you’ll find yourself with 30 – 40 minutes of exercise where you once thought there was no time to spare.
4. In-House Equipment – Building a gym in your house is not hard, nor does it require thousands of dollars. In fact, at the time of this writing, personal gym equipment starts at around $40 and up. This includes many “seen on TV” options that can transform a simple space to a full workout area, if you’re willing to put in work. One option you can explore asks for only 14 minutes of your time! 14 minutes! Now that’s hard to believe, but guess what? It’s proven effective if you just try it.
The aforementioned, anyone can do, there’s no excuses to not put in at least a minimal amount of effort. You have 24 hours in your day; find 30 minutes to an hour for fitness, and you will be in great spirits.