Fit Exercise Into Your Busy Schedule It seems its human nature to make more plans than there are hours in the day. Between work obligations, family time, ever-multiplying errands, and the elusive social life, it can be hard to find a chance to focus on your health and well-being. Staying in shape means sticking to a routine, but the fast-paced nature of life gets in the way, and our fitness goals slide out of sight. Many of us hold jobs that keep us sitting for hours at a time. Despite not being active all day we find ourselves sluggish and worn out when we get home. That’s the cue to relax some more, browse the internet and tune out. The sedentary life is certainly tempting but can cause long term health issues without some form of physical activity to balance it out. There are many simple ways to interrupt the monotony and stay healthy without draining you of your money or time. Staying fit doesn’t necessarily mean devoting your time and money to some state-of-the-art gym. Nor does it mean guzzling protein shakes and weighing oneself every hour, on the hour. There are plenty of fun and simple ways to stay in shape that can be wedged into even the busiest of schedules and doesn't require setting aside too much of your time. Bodyweight exercise is one quick and easy way to stay fit, no gym required. For the more serious fitness enthusiasts, there are books like You Are Your Own Gym and Bodyweight Strength Training. These are full of challenging routines that require nothing more than a little free time and dedication. Even if you’re not looking for such a rigorous workout, exercises like push-ups, goblet squats, lunges, and crunches are easy to learn and combine into a quick daily routine. Remember that classic phrase - no one ever forgets how to ride a bike, which may explain cycling’s popularity as a means of squeezing a bit of physical activity into a packed schedule. Switching to two wheels over four is a good way to make your daily commute and regular travel into a regular workout. Even if that’s not possible for you, it’s easy to fit a quick ride in after a long day. As little as 20-30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise can significantly reduce stress and increase your energy, so you don’t need to be cycling, running, or walking a marathon’s length to get a good work out. For some people, it’s not making the time that gives them trouble; it’s keeping up a routine. A good way to navigate this problem is by finding a friend to be your physical-fitness buddy. Developing a routine with someone else can help keep you accountable to your routine, whether it’s visiting the gym a few times a week, or even just going on a long walk to catch up. It’s healthy not to think of taking time out of your schedule to stay in shape as a luxury or an indulgence, but as the necessary maintenance and day to day tune-ups. Your body needs to get the most out of a busy day. While sitting at home after a long work day seems more short term appealing, finding even the smallest way to fit fitness into your schedule offers long term rewards. About the Author: David Quenneville FHMatch, all-in-one `Business in a Box! If you're a professional this is for you, it’s always FREE to showcase your profile on FHMatch ! Empowering professionals to engage, manage and grow their client base - everything you need to get started in 3 min or less. |Merchant Payments| Unlimited - No Fee Booking, Invoicing & Messaging| Showcase Photos & Videos, Subsidized Insurance| Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest , LinkedIn It's always free to have a profile - join now and enjoy your 1st 30 days as a Premium member on us, no credit card required!