Workouts To Do When Time Is Limited
Think you do not have time for workouts? Think again! Workouts do not have to be long to be effective. Current recommendations suggest that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week. 150 minutes might sound like a lot, but it breaks down into 30 minutes 5 days a week.
Here are seven Workouts To Do When Time Is Limited
1. Take A Walk. Walking fits the bill for moderate-intensity aerobic activity perfectly. Also, it can be done as a family. Take an after dinner walk as a family, and satisfy your activity requirement!
2. Sneak In Movement. Take the stairs, park far away, and schedule walking meetings. Making a phone call? Walk and talk! There are lots of sneaky ways to move that might not feel like exercise, but contribute to your movement needs.
3. Play. Exercise does not have to be serious! Running around the backyard with your children counts as exercise. Grab a ball and toss it around in the backyard.
4. Break It Up. 30 minutes of exercise does not have to be done all at once. Do 10 minutes of exercise 3 times a day.
5. Schedule an Exercise Date. Do you regularly take the time to meet friends for lunch? Bring lunch and take a walk together instead. Instead of movie night, try a hiking date.
6. Go Online. There are many free 30 minutes workout videos online that do not require equipment or lots of space. Just pick one and do it- you might be surprised how quickly the time goes.
7. Pick Something You Like. Find an activity that you actually like doing, and you will be more likely to do it consistently. Exercise does not have to be miserable to be effective. If waking up early to go running makes you hit snooze, try gentle yoga or a walk instead.
Looking for a way to mix up your exercise routine? Consider meeting with our health coaches. Our health coaches can help you find creative, new ways to move, and motivate you to stay on your healthy path.
Dr. Karen Leibowitz
Health and Medical Coach