Simple Ways to Make Time for Exercise

Women are notoriously busy. It doesn’t matter if you have kids, a husband, a girlfriend, a family, a house, a job or anything else; you are somehow still so busy you can barely find time to breathe, let alone work out. The lack of time to exercise is certainly problematic for women, but the fact of the matter is that you need to work out – even if you don’t need to lose weight. Exercise is not just for those looking to lose some weight, it is for overall health. Medical professionals recommend women get at least 30 minutes of exercise everyday to maintain optimal health. Here are a few ways you can sneak exercise into your busiest of days.

Schedule It

The best way to find time to work out is to schedule it. Write it in your calendar and stick to it. Even if you schedule 10 minutes every other hour at the beginning of the hour to take a walk around the block, that’s exercise.

Enlist an Accomplice

When you have someone to workout with you, you are much more likely to follow through. Not only does having a workout buddy make you look forward to working out, it makes it more difficult for you to flake on your regularly scheduled workout time.

Make Small Goals

Two hours in the gym, seven days a week is not a realistic goal for most people, especially since your schedule is already so jam packed. Try making small goals to work out for half an hour each day, five minutes at a time for the first six hours of the day. Each time you finish your five minute workout you’ll feel liberated and proud of yourself.

Use What You Have

Instead of taking the elevator (unless, of course, your office is on the 56th floor of a high rise building), use the stairs. Don’t drive to the coffee shop on the next block for your cup of joe, walk. Making calls in the office? Walk around your office while you talk. Do whatever you can whenever you can and you’ll probably end up getting way more exercise than you even realize.

Tiffany Raiford is an experienced writer with more than 7,000 published articles. A wife and mother, she spends her time playing with her little girls, reading, writing and attempting to keep her house clean.
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