Regular exercise is important for our health. Not only does help us maintain a healthy weight, it aids digestion, improves our mood and reduces our risk of getting many health conditions. However, for many of us, it can seem impossible to find the time to fit regular exercise into our daily routine. And even if we do find the time to squeeze in a short workout, we are often too exhausted to do it. To address this common problem, we have come up with these easy ways that busy people can take part in regular exercise.
Workout on your way to and from work
Instead of wasting valuable exercise time on a bus or train you may wish to consider cycling, jogging or running to work. You may even speed past the rush hour traffic and end up at work or back home much earlier than you would have done using public transport. This is a straightforward way to include exercise into the precious spare time that you have.
Use your lunch break at work
Before or after you have had your lunch, take a 15 minute walk around the block. If you can manage the time, then walk for longer. Try and do this every day. Not only will ensure that you are getting a little exercise each day, but having a walk in the fresh air will improve your productivity at work in the afternoon. Remember, you are legally entitled to a 30 minute break if you work more than 6 hours, so make sure you take it.
Join a 24-hour gym
A lot of gyms, for example 247 Fitness, are open 24 hours a day, every day. By joining a 24-hour gym, you can do your workout whenever it is most convenient to you. If you can manage to get up an extra hour early before work, you might want to visit the gym then. Or, you may prefer to do a training session on your way home from work or at the weekend.
Do some workout DVDs
Having a selection of workout DVDs means you can do exercise at home, saving you the time going to and from a gym or fitness class. If you find yourself with a spare 15 or 30 minutes, it is very easy to pop on the DVD and squeeze a bit of exercise into your day. Further, there are so many exercise DVDs available that you are certain to find something that you enjoy and that caters for your fitness level and goals.
Work simple exercises into your daily routine
There is a lot of information available online on simple exercises that you can almost anywhere at any time. So, while you are watching the TV, doing the ironing, or waiting for the kettle to boil, try doing some squats, lunges and arm circles. This is an excellent and easy way to fit a little exercise into your busy day.
These have been the easiest ways to exercise for busy people. We hope that they work for you.