We all know by now that maintaining an active lifestyle should be one of our top priorities in life.Work, in particular, can get in the way of working out.On one hand, we struggle to find time to work out; on the other, we can’t afford to not exercise.In a perfect world, we’d all have at least an hour a day to devote to our fitness. But in the real world, 24 hours a day doesn’t seem like nearly enough time to fit in work, school, and family. Stop stressing!
these are some of the ways to stay fit for super busy people:
Set Your Alarm Early
Becoming an A.M. exerciser means you get to cross your workout off your to-do list ASAP. We’re not telling you to skip out on sleep in favor of a sweat session, but there are simple steps you can take to reset your sleep schedule and wake up earlier
Sneak in a lunch break workout
If you have time, go for a walk during lunch. This can rejuvenate you mentally and physically
Multitask on the treadmill
Hop on a treadmill holding a three- to five-pound dumbbell in each hand, and set the speed to a brisk walk. Do a one-minute set each of shoulder presses, biceps curls, triceps extensions, side laterals, front laterals, and standing triceps kickbacks one after another as you walk. It’s an amazing upper-body challenge that also gets your heart pumping.
Power Up Your Stair Climbs
Instead of walking leisurely up a flight of stairs, gradually increase your speed and the number of stairs you take in one minute
On Sundays, schedule an hour or two (just like you would for any appointment) for prepping some easy snacks and meals to get you and your family through the week. While that might seem like a long time, it will save you many more hours during the week.
Use the weekend to make up for lost time. We often have a little more time on the weekends and more energy. Get a good 60-minute training session in, whether it’s weights, aerobic, or a combination. An intense workout on the weekend will help reduce stress and improve well-being. Two, 60-minute weekend workouts and a 30-minute workout during the week gets you the recommended 150-minutes of weekly exercise.
Tap the power of intensity.
Staying in shape is about quality, not quantity. Be smart about your time-crunch by doing activities that deliver maximum intensity in minimum time. Circuit training is an ideal way to do that because it provides a series of intense exercises with little or no rest in between. The goal is to raise the heart rate while strengthening muscles.
Choose Something Over Nothing
You don’t need an hour—or even 30 minutes—to get a complete, effective workout.Squeeze in fitness wherever you are and no matter how much time you have with bodyweight exercises and running.
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