Posted December 5th, 2012 under Fitness Tips

10 WAYS TO FIT EXERCISE INTO YOUR DAY

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10 WAYS TO FIT EXERCISE INTO YOUR DAY

They say that the excuse of "No Time" is the adult version of "My dog ate my homework." Eliminate the "I have no time to exercise" excuse with these 10 ways to fit exercise into your busy schedule. It's all about getting creative with your time + deciding to MAKE time for exercise, so that it becomes a priority.

1.Knock out your workout FIRST thing in the morning. Body Bootcamp!!! Join us!! You'll get it out of the way, feel so accomplished before your day even starts, & eliminate the possibility of unexpected obstacles & excuses throughout the day. To save yourself time in the morning, set out your workout clothes the night before and put them next to your bed (or sleep in them). OR set your alarm and put it on top of your workout clothes in the bathroom. If you are rushed in the morning, try waking up 30 min-1 hour earlier (AND go to bed a little earlier too). You may have to skip a TV show!

2.If you don't have 40-60 minutes to exercise all at once, split up your workout into 2 shorter segments of 20-30 minutes during the day.

3.Get an accountability partner to exercise with. You'll be combining socializing and exercise at the same time! And if your partner expects you to meet, you're less likely to cancel. Body Bootcamp classes = friends + accountability + motivation + challenge = results!

4. Pack your lunch & workout during your lunch hour. Spend the first 40-50 minutes exercising and the last 10-20 minutes eating your lunch (it doesn't really take long to eat lunch). Plus, your metabolism will be going strong!

5.Take your workout with you when you travel for work, on vacation, to the park. Bodyweight exercises need no equipment & Exercise bands are easy to pack! If you're willing & creative, you can figure out how to exercise anywhere. And you don't need much space.

6.Do high intensity interval training - you get more bang for your buck! The more vigorous your activity, the less time you need to burn the same amount of calories & get optimum results.

7.Make your workouts efficient. Decrease your resting periods during exercise. Circuit Train! If you are strength training, do a set of legs, followed by a bicep exercise without rest, repeat. This saves time, increases the challenge, & improves your body's ability to recover.

8.Combine strength moves with cardio! When both your heart is pumping & and muscles are building/working, your body works harder, making your workout more productive in less time. Doing multiple different moves rather than one single rhymic exercise causes your body to expend more energy.

9.Exercise while your kids are doing their sport activities. Run the bleachers while your son is at football practice. Walk or run the track while your kids are practicing soccer. Do lunges, step-ups, or pull-ups at the park while your kids are playing.

10.Think about what is taking up all of your time each day. How important are those things? Is there something you could give up, rearrange, or skip? If something is important, we will usually figure out how to make it happen!

"Time is a created thing, to say you have no time means you really don't want to." — Lao Tzu

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