We've all said it at some point. When that friend asks you to go the the gym with them or your partner asks if you did any exercise today... we say: 'I don't have time'. Well, we are here to help, below are ten tips for fitting exercise into your life.
We're here to help. Below you will find our top 10 tips for fitting exercise into your life;
1. Do something you enjoy!
Everyone enjoys some form of physical activity, and by choosing something you love, you're way more likely to stick to it. This could include walking the dog, team sports, running, weight training, yoga.
2. Make a plan
If it’s scheduled into your week, it will happen. Trying to fit a workout in without planning it into your week often leads to no workout at all.
3. TV time
Who doesn’t sit down a watch a little bit of TV at night? Why not bust out some moves during the add breaks! Squats, push-ups, crunches, star jumps are just a few great exercises that don't need equipment.
4. Be accountable
Working with a personal trainer and having sessions booked in advance mean you have automatically designated that time to improve your health. You can check out our PT options here.
5. Work-out buddies
There's nothing quite like a bit of social pressure to keep you on track so why not train with a friend? Having someone that also wants to improve their health and fitness goals are a great motivator and a great way to catch up during the week!
6. Family time
We're always looking to get more time with out families, try to include something active. It can be anything from going for a walk, bike ride, playing a game of soccer, or going somewhere like Bounce Inc. (Room of trampolines? I'm yet to hear a kid turn that down.)
7. It's all about timing
Are you a night owl? If so, you probably won't stick to the 6am group classes... Swap it out for something you'll stick too, like a 6pm or 7pm class. Decide what time of day exercise works best for you.
Try switching out things you already do to get in a bit more activity. Be it cycling or walking to work... or the shops. Or even subbing out the elevator for the stairs. Little things add up, getting public transport to work could mean you're walking an extra 20 minutes per day compared to if you just got in your car.
9. Work out at work
Want to improve your posture and core strength? Well, if you sit at a desk all day, consider swapping out your chair for a swiss ball. Or, if you're particularly committed... Keep some dumbbells or foam roller under your desk so you can get some exercises in on your lunch break
10. Make allowances for missed sessions and set backs
Sometimes everything doesn’t go according to plan... don’t stress, have a plan B! If you are unable to make the gym or exercise that day, plan to exercise on a day you generally wouldn’t to make up for lost time.
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