Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. You need to make it a priority, make out time for it in your schedule.
Be flexible and get creative if you need to and don’t be shy about asking for help. Remember – exercise benefits you, but also helps you be the best version of yourself. It’s worth the effort to make time for exercise, even with a busy schedule.
1. Walk more during the day
Walking more throughout the day will increase your activity level.
If you’re a desk worker, stand up for at least a few minutes every hour if possible. When you’re on a remote meeting, try to do it walking instead of sitting. This will increase your activity level and get you moving. You can pace the room while on a call, or head out for a stroll around the block.
2. Establish a morning workout routine
Working out in the morning or earlier in the day has many benefits, especially for your energy levels. It will increase your energy throughout the day, reduce stress, and allow you to think more clearly. If you wait until after work, it may be difficult to summon the energy.
3. Create a Schedule
One best way to do this is to look at your schedule at the beginning of each week. Identify what amount of time are available to fit in exercise. Once you find your best times to workout, block off the time on your calendar and stick to it!
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4. Be Flexible with Your Workouts and Your Schedule
Bear in mind some exercise is always better than none. You need to be flexible with the time you spend working out so you can get in some kind of movement.
One way to be flexible with it is to break up bouts of movement into chunks throughout the day. For example, if your goal is to walk 30 minutes you could divide that into two 15-minute walks or three 10-minute walks.
5. Combine Exercise with Other Commitments
Incorporating exercise into a busy schedule requires creativity. You can combine it with other activities to maximize your time.
For example, you can take a call while you go for a walk. Combine work tasks with walking, biking, or using cardio equipment to fit in exercise.
6. Get Outside Help
Part of making exercising a priority may include outsourcing jobs to others. This can be as simple as recruiting a family member to help with dinner preparations.
Determine what an ideal exercise schedule would look like. Then put a plan in action to delegate tasks that someone or something else can help you with. Once you see how much time you can free up with a little bit of help – it’s possible to see how you can make time for it.
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