Keeping fit is as much a mental exercise as it is a physical one. You either find the time in your busy schedule to exercise and stay physically active, or you don’t. So many of you tell you â€œneedâ€ to start exercising because you know the mental and physical benefits. So why aren’t you scheduling exercise on a regular basis?
Iâ€™m giving you 6 simple ways to fit exercise into your working day. These all will take you no more than 30 minutes Even the busiest person has no more excuses for not staying physically active.
1 â€“ Exercise When You Are on the Phone
When I’m on the phone I tend to pace, I think best of my feet =). When you are on a conference call or attending a webinar you can do some squats, push-ups, sit-ups, bicep curls. Just be sure you hit mute and donâ€™t have your camera on. =)
2 â€“ Look For 5 and 10 Minute Holes in Your Day
In the â€œbusyâ€ of most days Iâ€™m sure there are several times throughout the day where you have 5 or 10 minutes when you can be exercising, instead of playing Candy Crush on Facebook or checking your e-mail for the hundredth time. This week in my Facebook Group I running a 7 day fitness challenge â€“ Iâ€™m showcasing exercises that you can do in less than 15 minutes and in most cases you donâ€™t need to get out of jammies and fuzzy slippers!!
3 â€“ Awaken 15 Minutes Earlier Than Usual
Tomorrow morning, wake up 15 or 20 minutes early. Take a 15 minute power walk around your neighborhood. Â Turn on your laptop and watch a YouTube video, pop in Shawn T and get insane or anything to get your body moving and grooving.
5 â€“ Add Exercise to Your Planner
Whatâ€™s gets scheduled gets done!!!. Make exercise a part of your work schedule. Each week I sit down on Sunday and map out my week. I block out the times I will workout and I treat it like an appointment that I canâ€™t break. Sure things do come up and if they do I reschedule it for later that week.
6 â€“ Trade Sweets and Processed Foods for Healthy Snacks
When you get that mid-morning crash, reach for a handful of nuts, some protein or some fruit instead of a sugar-filled, processed snack. Natural healthy snacks regulate high energy levels throughout the day. You wonâ€™t crash and burn the way sugar and caffeine may make you feel.
What are some of your ways to fit in working out??
PS â€“ donâ€™t forget to challenge the FREE Fitness challenge in my group.