Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Staying in Shape When You Have a Busy Schedule

Hitting your recommended exercise can be difficult for anyone. One hundred and fifty minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week doesn’t sound like all too much. But some of us really do find it difficult to get the spare time. We might have the school run, commutes, work, chores, social commitments and other familial commitments to keep up with. Even if we decide to go hard on the exercise and opt for seventy five minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise, it can feel tough. So, how can you go about staying in shape without having to dedicate your life to the gym? Here are a few steps that could help you along the way!

Take a Look at How You Spend Your Time

So many of us feel that we don’t get a chance to do anything that we want to do, but actually spend a whole lot of time aimlessly scrolling through social media, watching TV shows we aren’t actually all too interested in, or engaging with a host of other time wasting activities. Cut these out of your lifestyle. This may feel difficult at first, because many of us are stuck in the habit. But once you stop doing these kinds of things, you’ll find yourself with more time on your hands to do something productive - like exercising!

Know What You Want to Achieve

Heading into the gym can feel a little bit daunting. There’s lots of unfamiliar machinery and equipment and many of us don’t really know what we need to do to achieve the results we want. In fact, many of us don’t even really know what we want to achieve besides vague goals like “stay fit”, “lose weight” or “get stronger”. Set yourself some solid goals and then you’ll be able to spend your time in the gym productively, working towards actually achieving your goal. If you want to build your stamina, you can focus on cardio. If you want to get bigger pectoral muscle, you can focus on weights. If you want to get more flexible, you can attend yoga classes. This will help to see you use your time wisely and actually see the results you want!

Hire a Personal Trainer

If you have the funds available, hire a personal trainer. When you have a busy schedule, it can be easy to spend your time winding down at home and avoiding the gym. But if you have a personal trainer, you’ll feel compelled to actually go. After all, you’re literally paying for it. Plus, they’ll encourage you!

Of course, you don’t want to overwork yourself and burn yourself out. But you do need to fit some exercise into your routine, no matter how busy it may be. Hopefully, some of the above advice will help you along the way and you’ll see the results you want to see!

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