Simple Exercises For Busy People
We all know life can get busy, so much so that sometimes it feels impossible to fit a workout in during the week. Between work, picking the kids up from school, and dinner or socializing, it can soon feel like there’s not enough time for exercising. But there is almost always time during the day to get some type of workout in, even if it means exercising while at work. Below we’ll go over some awesome ways to workout during a busy week.
Where to Start
Sometimes the easiest way to fit in a workout during a busy day is often overlooked: waking up earlier. Granted, it can be hard to wake up earlier, especially if you’re up late the previous night, but even setting the alarm for half an hour earlier can make a big difference. Waking up earlier allows you to get all your morning tasks done with time to spare. This opens up additional time to fit in a quick workout.
A few quick but effective morning workout can include push-ups, crunches, squats, sprints, and burpees. A quick tip to make early morning exercising easier is to have your workout clothes ready, having already been laid out the previous night. Get dressed and perform a few light leg stretches, taking no more than 5-10 minutes. Go outside in your street or backyard and perform 10-15 sprints of varying distances. Start at 50% with your first sprint, and slowly progress until you do at least 5 sprints at 100% effort. For an extra challenge, after every 3 sprints perform a set of 10 push-ups, sit-ups, or bodyweight squats.
In its entirety, this workout should take no more than 30 minutes but is a great way to get the heart rate up and blood pumping before leaving for work.
When at Work
A lot of people don’t realize this, but you can even get a workout in while at work. This is great news for those that are looking to get another workout in after their morning sprints or for those who can’t fit a morning workout in but still want to get in shape. The easiest way to sneak in exercise at work is to find ways to do more walking or moving throughout your day. Both walking and biking instead of driving or taking the bus burn calories while also saving the environment. At the office, something as simple as taking the stairs instead of the elevator is a simple yet effective way to burn more calories.
It can seem impossible to achieve one’s fitness goals during a busy work week, especially if you have early mornings. However, with a few small changes, it is fairly easy to incorporate at least a few workouts into the day without having to change your entire day’s schedule. Combined with eating healthy, small daily workouts such as sprints or taking the stairs at work can have a positive impact on your personal health and overall well-being.
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