Sneaky ways to schedule exercise
Struggling to find the time in your demanding schedule for a good work out session? Inventing excuses not to exercise can be easier than finding a spare 15 to 20 minutes each day.
With three simple on-the-go workout tips keeping fit can be effortlessly integrated into your daily routine, whether you are a corporate high-flyer or a stressed out mum.
- Move those legs
Get the blood pumping with a brisk morning walk to work. Leave the car at home, or park a few block away from your office. Not a morning person? Pound the pavement at lunch time, the fresh air out of the office will clear your head, leaving you refreshed for the afternoon’s challenges.Stay-at-home parents will benefit from purchasing a jogging stroller. You can work up a sweat and still keep a watchful eye on Junior. Like any good scout, be prepared at all times with a pair of comfortable walking shoes and deodorant. You never know when the occasion for a quick walk will arise.
- Lift weights
A small pair of dumbbells or a resistance band can be easily stashed away for use while you are waiting for the kettle to boil, reading reports or even photocopying. With several sets of reps throughout the day, you’ll fast-track your way to toned arms.
- Use family bonding time to exercise
An impromptu game of soccer in the backyard, a summer evening’s bike ride to the beach or a nearby park with the family will put a stop to the usual choruses of “We’re bored!” You can cultivate closer connections with the kids while burning calories.