We get it— there are just some weeks or months that get way too busy for you and it’s hard to find time to exercise. While we like to say you have to make time to exercise, the simple answer is, yes, it’s tough for us, too! The deadlines at work and unexpected family problems surround us more than we’d like, so today we want to give you some tips on exercising even when you’re busy. You’ll be surprised at how much better you’ll feel!
It’s post-dinner, you’re about to sit down to watch TV, and all of a sudden the phone rings. This is the perfect opportunity to throw on some walking shoes and take a stroll around the neighborhood.
If you have a feeling you’ll be busy at work for the next few weeks and can’t get to the gym, schedule family or friend phone calls after dinner so you can at least get in a thirty-minute walk after dinner.
Not only is it great to walk after you eat, but walking is one of the best forms of exercise for all ages.
Do Your Chores
Household chores can also replace your exercise routine, simply because you’re constantly moving!
Cleaning your bathrooms gives you a decent arm workout, while wiping down floorboards and vacuuming stairs puts your body in unusual positions, causing it to burn energy while working a little harder than normal.
Park Far Away
If you have a desk job, it’s tough to have mental energy when you get home to work out after thinking all day. We suggest parking your car in one of the furthest parking spots available and getting a distance walk before your day begins and after it ends. We also suggest taking breaks at work and going on a five minute walk outside for some fresh air.
Little steps like this may not seem like much, but they’ll help to build being active into your everyday living.
Take the Stairs
If you work in a large office, chances are there are stairs located somewhere. Be sure to use the stairs as much as possible to get your legs working!
If you have to use the bathroom, don’t just hop over to the restroom that’s right next to your office. Instead, take a walk to the bathrooms located on the other side of the building for a little extra exercise!
Need a break from work but it’s raining outside? Just walk up and down the stairs for a few minutes! Exercising at work adopted a new name: Deskercise.
Workout While You Watch Television
We all need some down time, and binge watching your favorite show is one way to get that.
If you’re feeling sluggish, however, we suggest trying to walk in place, jumping jacks, lunges, high-knees, push-ups, or any other form of exercise you can do without losing focus of your program.
Even if you take a week or two off your regular exercise routine, don’t stress yourself out. Eating healthy will make you feel just as good. Over here at Balance Fitness, we pride ourselves on being experts at getting you the healthy lifestyle you need. Whether you’re looking to build a large fitness center or just need advice on designing your own home gym, we’ve got you covered. Give us a call at (650) 348-1259 for our San Mateo location, (408) 244-3010 for our Santa Clara location, or just contact us online today with any questions or to schedule a consultation.