Many of us want to exercise more, but busy schedules make it hard to find enough time in the day. However, with a few clever approaches, you can fit in a session even on those days when your schedule is packed.
Here’s some inspiration to help you work it out.
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Make your commute count
If you travel to work by car or public transport, can you switch to cycling or walking instead? That’s not an option? You can consider getting off a stop or two earlier and walking the last part of your journey.
Making exercise a part of your daily routine this way is the perfect way to raise your fitness level without needing to find a specific slot in your busy day.
Set your alarm that bit earlier
If you’re a morning person, then you can grab an extra 30 minutes of exercise time by simply getting up 30 minutes earlier (and heading to bed 30 minutes earlier too, so you don’t miss out on your sleep). You could make your workout session part of your morning routine to help support your mental health.
This is particularly possible if you do your workout at home, or run or cycle locally.
Switch your exercise workout location
If you typically only exercise at a gym or in a class, then it can be hard to schedule enough time to get in as many sessions as you’d like. After all, you have to factor in travel time to and from the venue.
So, if you add some at-home exercise sessions to your busy schedule, you’ll probably find it much easier to fit it in.
There are plenty of options for working out at home, or you could go for a run or bike ride in your local area.
Make your TV time count
Once you’ve gotten used to working out at home, you can make your evening relaxation time pull double duty. This could be as simple as doing squats, lunges, or sit-ups when the ad breaks come on.
Time it right to make the most of your shower
One of the issues with exercising is the need to freshen up afterward. This adds extra minutes into an already-full day. So schedule in your session right before you’d usually take a shower anyway – like in the morning, or after work.
You can also save time by using hygiene hacks on certain days of the week, like using dry shampoo instead of washing your hair daily. To find out when and how to use dry shampoo, read more.
When you’re exercising on your own it can be hard to get motivated. However, if you have a session booked with a personal trainer, then you’re committed to working out with another person.
The same goes for exercising with friends or family – if you’ve made a date to do a workout together, you’re more likely to follow through.
This has the added benefit of making your exercise time a sociable time – so you can tie in exercising with catching up with your friend, and tick off two fun, positive activities in one-time slot.
With these tips on everything from switching up your commute to learning how to use dry shampoo you now have ideas for how you can fit in more exercise time. Go get ‘em!