No Time To Fit in a Workout? Some Simple Solutions to Find Time.

Quill Office Living (Healthy Living)

Finding time to workout during the day can be challenging. So where can you find those precious few minutes a day to exercise? With a bit of creativity, you can get the most out of your time!

  • Get up 30 minutes earlier twice a week to exercise. After you've adjusted to early morning workouts, simply add more days to your routine. Also jump on the treadmill or stationary bike while you watch the morning news or listen to the radio.

  • When at work or shopping, park a few blocks away and walk briskly to your destination. In addition, squeeze in a few 10-minute walks during the day. Don't worry if you don't have time for a full workout. Shorter spurts of exercise spaced throughout the day are beneficial as well.

  • Keep a pair of walking shoes at your desk and make the afternoon count—take a brIsk walk during your lunch break.

  • Block off times for physical activity just as you would schedule an important meeting or appointment. Make sure your friends and family are aware of your commitment.

  • Forget the movies or the mall; go for a weekend bike ride, cross-country hike or dip in the pool.

  • Do strengthening exercises at home. Use inexpensive resistance bands in place of weights. Even try lifting plastic jugs filled with water or sand. Doing push-ups or squats using your body weight is also a great exercise.

  • Most importantly, running on empty is no way to face a busy day. Make sure you go to bed earlier to fully ensure that you're getting enough sleep.

With these ideas, you shouldn't have any problems fitting exercise into your daily routine.

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