Your health is your most important asset and as such you must treat it that way. With this in mind, you should consider including exercise into your schedule, as busy as you undoubtedly are. Alongside healthy eating, you should try to make these an integral part of your day.The alternative could end up being that you have to spend a lot of money at doctors and hospitals and being unable to fully enjoy your life. This is not as challenging as it may sound. So put your scepticism aside and give these suggestions a chance. Be sure to consult your doctor before engaging in new physical activities. The following are 5 ways to make time for exercise with a busy schedule.
1. Get It Done While Working
It is well documented that sitting down for hours is not healthy. So you need to get up and walk around from time to time. You can take this further by doing a 5-minute workout at your desk when you take your break. Set reminders on your phone and calendar and follow through with them. Do some bodyweight exercises like squats, lunges and calf raises. You can use your office chair to assist with doing triceps chair dips. If you are able to, you can also carry along a resistance band in your handbag to add more exercises. You might feel silly. Those around you may make fun of you. But this is about your health. If you continue, the jokes will stop and you will be the one with the slimming waistline to show off. Do not let peer pressure stop you from being the warrior queen that you are. Adopt this as a way to make time for exercise with your busy schedule.
2. Get It Done At Home
This is all about changing your mindset about the things you do every day. When you are doing the dishes or folding the laundry, you can do some squats or calf raises. When you are watching TV, you can do exercises between commercials. You can do a quick set of exercises whenever you finish one task and before you move on to the next. This may seem difficult at first, but the more you get it done, the fitter you should get. Getting fitter means having more energy to do the things you need to get done. This is a win-win scenario. So, why not try it? If you have kids, you can play active games with them. This will be good for them as well. Bear in mind the long-term effect of exercise. For example, you will want to be healthy for your kids and any grandchildren that may come into the picture. You can be the cool Grandma who is fit enough to play tag and other games with your grandchildren.
3. Get It Done While On The Go
Use your everyday routine to get exercise in by parking further away from your destination and walking more. Push yourself to walk as quickly as you can. That is another way to make time for exercise with a busy schedule. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. You can do a couple minutes of squats or lunges every time you get out of the car. If you have to take your children to events, you can walk or jog around while you are waiting. It is tough to be on your feet, but you should make an effort to at least stand instead of sitting down. Remember to take deep breaths and stretch your muscles. Keep a record of how quickly you can do a chore and try to beat the time. You never know if you may love it so much that you decide to take up Curling as an event, so work that broom girl. Your aim is to get your heart rate up and burn a lot of calories while doing your daily routine.
4. Set Your Alarm Earlier
Many people find it easier to exercise as the first thing in the morning and get it out of the way. This may not be as hard as you may think. Getting in a 15-minute workout is better than none at all. Getting up 20 minutes earlier and working out should not have a negative impact on your day. There are many short workout routines on social media, especially, YouTube and Facebook. You can try different ones. You should still try and fit in the other suggestions discussed earlier so that you are active at every opportunity.
5. Form A Workout Group
Here is, one more way to make time for exercise with a busy schedule. This takes into consideration that it can be hard to motivate yourself to exercise. You can make a workout date with your family or friends. Having others that depend on you to show up should give you a sense of responsibility to make the time. You can have a fun workout with others by playing a sport, for example, Basketball, Tennis or my favourite Volleyball. You will be spending time together, building memories, plus it’s good for you.
Do not wait until you go to the doctor and she or he orders you to get some exercise to improve your health. Reduce your stress and improve your physique by committing to include exercise into your routine. Remember that you, your husband, children and other loved ones will all benefit from a more healthy you. It can also lead to an overall reduction in spending on health bills. In actual fact, you are the only limitation to your success. So get up and get active.
Keep making progress in your daily life. You are a Warrior Queen in this world and your contribution supports others. Thanks for reading. As always, please comment your thoughts and experience below. In addition, do not forget to share with your fellow Warrior Queen friends.