With out a doubt, the one single excuse people give for their lack of exercise is that they never know how to find time to exercise. Well in my book that is a pretty lame excuse. No matter how busy you think you are, there is always someone out there who is always busier and they manage to get in some form of exercise on a regular basis.
Spending a few minutes every day on some form of exercise is beneficial to having a healthy mind and body. Exercise gives you energy and set the endorphins off in your brain so that you are able to function more efficiently.
Here are 6 ways to find time to exercise
Sleep is important for a healthy body, however getting out of bed earlier in the day to exercise will have a positive effect on your daily routine. If you retire 30 minutes earlier each night and rise that much earlier in the morning and undertake some form of exercise for those 30 minutes, you will find that your appetite is regulated and your energy levels will be improved.
How often do you think “I’ll work out this afternoon and then give it a miss because you’ve had a big day?” I’m guessing quite often as it’s a common excuse for not exercising.
Morning workouts are beneficial as they not only start the day off in a positive manner but your exercise routine is over and done with for the day, so there will be no guilty feelings about laying on the couch in the evening.
Less Social Media
Another way to find time is to exercise is to reduce the time you spend on social media. Facebook and internet surfing are two of the main reasons we have become used to a sedentary lifestyle.
Give up TV
Maybe you are a T.V. addict, well try turning that off for 30 minutes and go for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a rigorous exercise that you do, just the simple fact of getting off the couch and walking will be beneficial to you and by doing it regularly it become an enjoyable habit. If you can’t manage 30 minutes a day try for at least 15 as it’s a proven fact that 15 minutes of exercise a day reduces the risk of a premature death by 14%.
Exercise and Watch TV
It’s not in most people’s nature to completely ignore the television or internet, however it is an advantage to incorporate some exercise while watching T.V. Maybe a walking machine could be used during the ad breaks, or try doing some push up’s.
When surfing the net, it is advisable not to sit for any longer than 20 minutes at a time, so some pushups every now and then would be an advantage. If you do it regularly then it will become a daily routine that you don’t even think of as that dreaded exercise.
Commute to Work – Try Walking
If your still at a loss on how to find time to exercise, think about how you commute to work. If your work place isn’t too far away, try walking or riding a bike. If you catch a train maybe you are able to walk to the train station. My guess is that you will always find time to do the things you enjoy, so if you don’t enjoy exercise try to fine some form of activity that could become your best friend.